Just admitted to BU?
View and accept your financial aid offer.
View and accept your financial aid award offer via your BU Web Account. Return to your BU Web Account to check on updates as they are posted to your financial aid record. We urge you to grant ShareLink access to any family member helping you with college expenses and to share all financial aid information with them.
Attending an on-campus open house event?
Learn about how to pay college expenses, access financial resources, and use money management tools while attending your open house event.
When you RSVP to your open house invitation on the Applicant Link you (and your family) are invited to request to meet individually with a BU Financial Assistance representative. You are also invited to attend the “Paying for BU: The 4-Step Plan Proven to Work for BU Families” presentation, which elaborates on the payment strategies outlined in our “Four Steps to Managing the Cost of Your Education” brochure.
Alternatively, you can visit us at 881 Commonwealth Avenue during regular business hours.
Attending an off-campus reception?
Special receptions for admitted students and their families are hosted at cities all across the U.S and the world. Learn more about how to pay college expenses, access financial resources, and use money management tools from our Admitted Student Reception Information newsletter or contact BU Financial Assistance.
Want to appeal for more financial aid?
Get complete instruction on how to appeal for reconsideration and what information and documents to include with your appeal letter, along with a list of frequently asked questions. Also, learn more about what to do if your circumstances change or if your have special circumstances that do not seem to be addressed in financial aid application process.
Paying for BU: Your Aid & Your Bill
Learn about credit-based loans and the Tuition Payment Plan, and how many BU families use both to pay for BU in manageable monthly payments. The Tuition Payment Plan enables you to budget payments monthly for as much of the cost as is manageable and a credit-based loan lets you access additional funds by borrowing over a longer term as with other major purchases.
Go to Your Aid & Your Bill for information on getting your tentative financial aid award finalized and posted to your BU student account, getting Federal Stafford and PLUS loans posted to your account, signing up for the Tuition Payment Plan, paying for BU with a private (non-BU) scholarship, requesting a refund, and the billing and payment process.
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Learn about Smart Money 101
Students who learn to be smarter with their money borrow less while they’re in college, and have less to repay after graduation. The Smart Money 101 website provides online money management tools, helpful information and links to lots of other resources. Workshops offered throughout the year highlight topics such as: student loan repayment, credit scores and reports, understanding your first post-graduation paycheck. Sign up on our mailing list and we will notify you of upcoming workshops. Follow Smart Money 101 on Twitter.
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