24/25 FAFSA Update

You should complete the 24/25 FAFSA as soon as you’re able. Please keep an eye on the FSA guidance on the launch of the 24/25 FAFSA to complete your application. Also check your MyBU Applicant Portal checklist to make sure BU has received your 2024/2025 CSS Profile and any other required documents.

Please note that your 2024/25 FAFSA will not be updated into received status in your checklist until we are able to load your FAFSA data; we anticipate receiving the FAFSA data in mid-March.

Application Deadlines





Profile™ Deadline 

FAFSA Deadline






FIRST-YEAR  Early Decision November 1 March 1 Mid-December

Decision 2

January 4 March 1 Mid-February
Regular Admission (including

College of General Studies

with a January Start)

January 15 January 15 Late March
January* – all other

schools & colleges

November 1 November 1 Mid-November – Mid-December
TRANSFER September March 15 March 15 Mid-April – Mid-June
  January* November 1 November 1 Mid-November – Mid-December

*In addition to Profile™ & FAFSA, income verification documentation must be provided by November 1 if you are admitted for January, unless you are enrolling in the College of General Studies.

Appeal Deadlines

Midyear Appeal Deadline

  • All Students appealing for reconsideration of a need-based aid decision after mid-September must submit a  Request for Financial Aid Reconsideration form, which should be submitted by the first Monday in November. Consideration for funding is limited to the second semester only.