Financing your public health education
Via a combination of scholarships, financial aid, paid work and practicum opportunities, Boston University School of Public Health is committed to reducing the cost of your public health education at BU.
- In 2022, 93% of students across all degree programs at the School of Public Health received funding in the forms of fellowships, scholarships, loans, or tuition remission.
- Domestic and international students are eligible for scholarships.
- Domestic students are eligible for financial aid based on their FAFSA.
All students accepted into one of our single, on-campus degree programs (MPH, MS, PhD, DrPH) are guaranteed scholarship aid that will be included in your acceptance letter. There is no additional application required to be considered for scholarship aid upon acceptance, but you will need to annually apply for financial aid. Please note that the Online MPH is not eligible for scholarship opportunities, but financial aid may be available.
Applying for financial aid
If you are a domestic student, you may be eligible for the following types of aid based on your degree program and the availability of funds:
- Educational loans (Federal Direct, information regarding PLUS loans)
- Work study
If you are seeking financial aid, please visit the Student Financial Services website for application procedures. Student Financial Services (SFS) at the Boston University Medical Campus is responsible for the coordination of financial aid and federal loans for BU School of Public Health. Financial aid packages are offered for fall, spring, and summer term. You must apply for financial aid each year, and packages are subject to change from year to year based on availability of funding.
If you are an international student applying for the on-campus MPH/MS programs, you are automatically considered for BUSPH-wide scholarships. While international students are not eligible for federal financial aid, the Office of Student Financial Services is here to help you navigate the process for securing additional funding.
Additional information on funding requirements and immigration documentation can be found on the International Students & Scholars office website.
Please note that Online Master of Public Health (MPH) international applicants are not eligible for visa sponsorship from Boston University.
Funding for International Students Outside of BU
Boston University’s Student Financial Services will help you identify ways to effectively meet your financial needs. SFS offers a friendly, student-centered environment that welcomes walk-ins, appointments, telephone calls and emails. They also can provide you with resources regarding housing.