affordable BU

Financial aid that meets your full need. 100%.

BU will meet 100% of your demonstrated financial need. Because we firmly believe that everyone admitted to BU deserves the opportunity to attend BU, regardless of your family’s means. Toward that goal, we’re offering financial aid packages that will make up the difference between the cost of attending and what you can afford.

What is demonstrated financial need?

It is the total cost of attendance—including tuition, room and meal plan, books, and supplies—minus the amount your family can be expected to contribute, as determined by your FAFSA and CSS Profile™.

Who is eligible?

You must be a US citizen or permanent resident, with demonstrated financial need, entering college for the first time. In addition, you must submit your FAFSA and CSS Profile by the deadline.

What kind of aid can you expect?

It depends on your family’s financial situation. One person might receive a package of grants and low-interest student loans. Another, Work-Study and a scholarship. Yet another, some combination of all four. Further, if you are also eligible for a Pell Grant, your aid package is guaranteed to be free of loans, thanks to BU’s University Scholarship fund. Learn more about types of aid.

What about next year?

BU guarantees your need-based aid will not be reduced for any of your four years here, as long as your aid does not exceed your cost of attendance and  you meet academic and deadline requirements. In fact, if tuition goes up, your affordableBU scholarship aid will be increased by the same percentage as the tuition increase. Learn more about the BU Scholarship Assurance.

The education you deserve.

With affordableBU, you really can afford an education that will prepare you not just to succeed in life, but to thrive.

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