Boston University

Boston, MA

Annual Cost

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers reflect estimated student expenses for the 2023-2024 school year. Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship packages will correspondingly increase.



Housing and Food


Books & Supplies






Health Insurance

(See below)

Required Fees




Grants (including federal and state grants)


Federal Work-Study


Student Summer Work Contribution


BU Student Savings


BU Parent Contribution (the federal SAI must be used to determine your total financial aid)


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. 2023-24 Cost: $3,280, 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 a minimum student contribution. 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 required to submit a FAFSA each year to be eligible for federal and state financial aid.