Just admitted to BU?

View and acknowledge 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. Share all financial aid information with any family member helping you with college expenses.

Individual appointments with financial assistance counselors are available at each school/college open house program. The times and locations of financial assistance appointments by school/college are listed here.

All new students are also invited to attend the “Paying for BU: The 4-Step Plan Proven to Work for BU Families” presentation. The times and locations of financial assistance presentations by date listed here.

Financial assistance information, including a list FAQ’s is available in our Financial Aid Open House Newsletter for admitted freshmen.

Financial assistance information, including a list FAQ’s is available in our Financial Aid Open House Newsletter for admitted transfer students.

Unable to attend an on-campus open house event? BU has off-campus admitted student receptions scheduled in locations all around the world. Learn more about the incredible opportunities available to you at Boston University at a reception near to you.

Financial assistance information for admitted students attending an off-campus reception and a list FAQ’s is available here.

What can you do if your family financial situation changes or if you have special circumstances that do not seem to be addressed in financial aid application process?
Get complete instruction on how to appeal for reconsideration of your financial aid decision. Learn what information and documents to include with your appeal letter, and check out our list of frequently asked questions.

Also, learn more about how to develop a multi-year plan for managing your college expenses.

Learn about credit-based loans and the monthly payment plan, and how many BU families use both to pay for BU in manageable monthly payments. The 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. Use our “Four Steps to Managing the Cost of Your Education” to help ensure that you’ve considered all the options available to you.

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 monthly payment plan, paying for BU with a private (non-BU) scholarship, requesting a refund, and the billing and payment process.

BU offers a wide range of student employment opportunities. Jobs are available for students with or without Federal Work-Study. If you were not offered Federal Work-Study, use the Student Job Service at the BU Student Employment Office to secure a non-FWS part-time job.

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.

If you are on-campus during regular business hours when your Open House event is not scheduled, visit us at 881 Commonwealth Avenue. Financial aid counselors are available to meet with you and guide you to the information, resources and money management tools you will need to make BU as affordable as possible.
Contact us by phone or email.