Tips for Completing the CSS Profile and FAFSA

We have identified and listed below tips on aspects of the Profile™ and FAFSA forms applicants most frequently find confusing. Before you start filling out the forms we encourage you to review our tips. Helpful explanations of questions asked are also built into the Profile™ and FAFSA forms.

Returning students who have received BU need-based scholarship aid in the past are not required to file the Profile™. The BU Scholarship Assurance guarantees that, as long as your total aid doesn’t exceed the cost of attendance, your BU scholarship aid will be renewed at the same level each year of your undergraduate study.