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. Share all financial aid information with any family member helping you with college expenses.
Attending an open house event?
BU Financial Assistance counselors are available to meet individually with incoming freshmen and transfer students and any family member helping you with college expenses at each school/college open house event. They will help you with questions and guide you to the information, resources and money management tools you will need to make BU as affordable as possible.
All incoming freshmen and transfer students are also invited to attend the “Paying for BU: The 4-Step Plan Proven to Work for BU Families” presentation, which is offered during your open house visit and 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.
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.
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.
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