MY EFC is 13k and BU offered me 16,500....how do they expect me to pay more than double my EFC??
BU is pretty straight up regarding their financial aid policy.
Boston University recognizes academic excellence. We consider academic performance when awarding University need-based grant, and offer a wide variety of merit awards, some of which cover full tuition.
In addition they tell you the probability of receiving scholarships/need based grants (click on the link) Boston University - Office of Financial Assistance - Applying for Financial Aid
when looking at the table, do you think that your grades GPA were aligned with the amount of $$ you received from BU?