Graduate Information

Student loans can play a critical role for helping to finance your education and are a great resource when used conservatively and wisely. You may borrow loans for up to your total cost of attendance (which includes the cost of tuition, mandatory fees, living expenses, and BU medical insurance) minus any other aid received (such as fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships).  We encourage you to carefully consider whether or not you need to borrow, and if you do, to borrow no more than you need or can comfortably repay after leaving school.

Information regarding various loan resources can be found by clicking on the options listed below.  If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate School Financial Aid Office. We are here to help you with any information or questions you may have regarding the loan process here at Boston University.

Loan options and how to borrow them:

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Credit-Based Loans (including Grad PLUS Loan)

International Student Loans