Loans are an important source of funds for graduate students, and you may be eligible to apply for various types. To keep loan debts manageable, we urge all students to borrow no more than necessary.

A number of federal loans are available from Boston University through the U.S. Department of Education. As a graduate student, you are independent for federal loan purposes, meaning parental information will not be considered in determining your federal financial need.

First-time borrowers of graduate Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans must complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note.

Questions about requesting a loan refund? Please click here.

Boston University’s institutional code number for the FAFSA: 002130