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Boston University financial aid spring transfer 2018

CinemaTransfer2019CinemaTransfer2019 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited November 2017 in Boston University
My daughter was accepted (11/16) into College of Communications, TV/Film major as a spring 2018 transfer student. We are waiting to see the financial aid package which was not included in the notification letter through the mail. Is there any reason why they didn't include it in the first place? We need to wait until the beginning of Dec for the award (if any).

Replies to: Boston University financial aid spring transfer 2018

  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston Registered User Posts: 15,590 Senior Member
    Are you certain that all documents have been submitted?
  • CinemaTransfer2019CinemaTransfer2019 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Yes, all completed.
  • panda987panda987 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    No, they just generally give their award packages out in the beginning of December. If you check the BU Transfer Spring 2018 forum, no one has received theirs yet.
  • tuftshopeful22tuftshopeful22 Registered User Posts: 17 Junior Member
    Just got my financial aid package! With an efc of like $500 and no assets (my mother doesnt own a house), I got $20k for the semester which means $40k per year. It's not enough for my family so I'm gunna try to apply to northeastern and maybe a few reaches this spring in hopes of getting a little more of an accommodating award package. Best of luck to everyone else though!!
  • exlibris97exlibris97 Registered User Posts: 1,039 Senior Member
    BU is a bit like NYU: they don't undertake to meet full need and award the most financial aid to those students they rate the highest. If you have significant financial need and are not top rated, you will be loaded up with loans.
  • romns116romns116 Registered User Posts: 635 Member
    @exlibris97
    Does that mean the 93% need met BU claims to meet for those under $49k income (don’t remember if that’s the exact cutoff) is mostly loans?
  • exlibris97exlibris97 Registered User Posts: 1,039 Senior Member
    @romns116 What i've been told is that the amount of gran aid you receive is related to how highly "rated" your application was. Even among admitted students, there is a pecking order. I've known students who had their full need met and had few loans, and others that were loaded up with debt. BU is a lot like NYU in this respect.
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