Boston University

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers reflect estimated student expenses for the 2022-2023 school year. Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship packages will correspondingly increase.

Annual Cost of Attendance



Room & Board


Books & Supplies






Required Fees


Health Insurance

$0 (See Below)



How Annual Costs are Covered



Federal Work-Study


Student Summer Work Contribution


Student Savings


Parent Contribution


Student Loan




Policy on Outside Funding
Outside funding will replace the QuestBridge Scholarship amount. Boston University cannot award total financial aid over the full cost of attendance.

Policy on Health Insurance
BU will provide funding to cover the BU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) cost each year if QuestBridge students cannot waive the BU SHIP. Students must complete the annual SHIP waiver process and be denied before they are eligible for the increased QuestBridge Scholarship amount. 2022-23 Cost: $3,235, not included in Cost of Attendance above.

Policy on Travel Allowance
The initial QuestBridge Scholarship amount will be based on a standard travel allowance. QuestBridge scholars can appeal if they incur higher travel costs; appeals will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Policy on Student Contribution
BU does not require students to contribute to their tuition. The only contribution expectation for students is a Federal Work-Study requirement of $2,000 that can be used towards a student's personal expenses.

Requirements Associated with Maintaining this Award
QuestBridge Scholars must be enrolled full-time (a minimum of 12 academic credits per semester) and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

QuestBridge Scholars must reside in BU housing on the Charles River or Fenway Campus.

QuestBridge Scholars are encouraged to submit a FAFSA each year to be eligible for federal and state financial aid.