Welcome! The Office of Graduate Financial Assistance provides information and assistance to applicants, admitted students, and continuing students. We are here to help you navigate all the aspects of the financial aid process. We know that you have questions and some of your questions may be answered on our Frequently Asked Questions page or on one of our additional pages. If you have not found an answer to your question, please feel free to contact us.
It’s wise to explore a variety of resources to help finance your education. Besides federal loans and other external sources of funding, you may qualify for BU merit or need-based scholarships, assistantships, or employment.
To be eligible for financial assistance, you must:
- Be enrolled in a graduate degree program at BU School of Education
- Maintain the enrollment status (full- or part-time) required by your type of assistance
Scholarships and Fellowships:
A great place to start looking for financial assistance is to view our comprehensive overview of the Scholarships and Fellowships that are available at the School of Education. Many of these scholarships are available to both current and incoming students.
Federal Financial Assistance:
Federal student aid includes grants, loans, and work-study. In order to be eligible for Federal Financial Aid you must:
- Complete and sign the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
- Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen;
- Have a valid Social Security Number;
- Be registered with Selective Service if you are a male between the ages of 18 and 25;
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress at SED
To learn more about the types of federal financial assistance available to SED students please visit the Federal Financial Assistance Section of our website.
Visit the Open Graduate Positions and the Outside Opportunities pages if you are looking for an assistantship, job, or volunteer position.
We know that financial aid information is important and can be confusing, so please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have after you review the basic information contained in these pages. To schedule an appointment with a Financial Aid representative, please call our office at 617-353-4238 or email us at email@example.com.