Parent Information Requirement

Applicants for Boston University financial aid with living parents are required, by University policy, to submit parental income and asset information on the CSS Profile™ and supporting documentation even if they are not required to provide parental information on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). An applicant’s eligibility for BU aid is based on student and parent resources.

Students who believe that it is impossible to provide parental information may use the Parent Information Waiver Request form to petition for a waiver of this requirement.

* Please do not confuse the process outlined above with the process for requesting a waiver of a CSS Profile from a noncustodial parent. If your parents do not share the same household and you are seeking a waiver of the requirement that you provide a CSS Profile from your noncustodial parent, submit the Noncustodial Profile Waiver Request for the Noncustodial Parent form.