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Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$77,662
Tuition and Fees
$58,072
Room and Board
$16,640
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,950
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
admissions@bu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
January 6
Award Notification
On or about March 25
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002130
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,474 (46.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,246 (84.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,246 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
429 (34.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
93%
Average Award
$51,652
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,237 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $47,141
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 937 (75.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,183
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 293 (23.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
151 (4.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $26,153

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
8,138 (49.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
6,906 (84.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,902 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,750 (25.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$46,252
Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,778 (98.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $40,969
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,209 (75.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,517
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,178 (17.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
885 (5.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,596

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
46%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$40,349
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Engineering/Technologies, Military Science
Number of Awards
1,028
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
333
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Memberships
Number of Awards
68
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans
Number of Awards
559
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,279

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