Selective Service

Almost all male U.S. citizens, regardless of where they reside, and non-citizens living in the U.S., who are 18 through 25, are required by federal law to register with the Selective Service.

Boston University financial aid policies are designed to be consistent with federal and state laws, including the Selective Service Law. Accordingly, all male recipients of federal, state, and Boston University financial aid are required to be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements. Individuals who are required to register can do so only after they reach the age of 18 and before their 26th birthday. Those required to register who fail to do so may forfeit their eligibility for aid permanently if they cannot demonstrate that their failure to register was not done knowingly and willfully.

Aid applicants can register for the Selective Service online by selecting the appropriate option on the FAFSA or at the Selective Service registration website. For more information about who is required to register or what to do if you did not register on time, go to the Selective Service System website.