Financial Aid


Key Financial Aid Information

BU Federal Title IV Code: 003315
Phone: 570-389-4297
Fax: 570-389-4795


Mailing Address

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
119 Warren Student Services Center
400 E. Second St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301

Tuition Payment Plan

We want your college education to be comprehensive, enjoyable and affordable. Bloomsburg University is committed to assisting you in accessing effective financial aid resources and helping you financially plan your education for long-term success.

Estimating Costs

Trying to figure out how much it will cost to attend Bloomsburg? Use this cost worksheet (pdf) to help you crunch the numbers!

IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) Available

Students and families are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing the FAFSA. To address privacy and security concerns, tax return information will be encrypted and hidden from view on the IRS DRT web page, as well as on the FAFSA. Instead of the transferred information, applicants and parents will see the words “Transferred from the IRS” in the data entry fields throughout the online FAFSA form and on the Student Aid Report (SAR).

What you need to know about the 2019-20 FAFSA and Financial Aid Process

If you plan to be enrolled in degree program at Bloomsburg University in the 2019-2020 academic year (Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 semesters) and require financial aid, please remember to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-2020 academic year if you have not already done so. The FAFSA is required to process all forms of financial aid including grants, loans, and work-study.

• File your 2019-2020 FAFSA for free at starting October 1, 2018. Remember, if you are a Pennsylvania resident and enrolled as an undergraduate, the FAFSA must be submitted prior to May 1, 2019, for you to be considered for a PHEAA State Grant.

• When completing the FAFSA, use tax information from the prior-prior year (2017).

• Upperclassmen packaging for the 2019-20 academic year will occur after the Spring 2019 grades have been posted in MyHusky.

• Students are advised to review the complete list of Bloomsburg University Scholarships. The scholarship application period for the 2019-2020 academic year is as follows:

    Incoming freshmen and incoming transfer students should apply early for priority consideration.
    For currently enrolled students, scholarship applications are available beginning January 1, 2019. The deadline is March 1, 2019.

• A signed FERPA form must be on file in order to release information to anyone other than the student.

Reminder: Our official means of communication is through your BU email. Make sure you check it frequently and take action on necessary items immediately.

Loan Exit Counseling Requirement

Are you graduating this semester or have you dropped to less than half-time enrollment? If so and you have borrowed a federal loan (Stafford, Direct Student, and/or GradPLUS) you must complete loan exit counseling online. Get more details on loan repayment and options.

Financial Aid Links

  • Availability of funds (Network Login Required intranet login logo)
  • Loan Counseling
  • Loan Issues
  • Online Forms
  • Other Resources
  • FAQ-General Financial Aid
  • FAQ-Study Abroad
  • Gainful Employment Disclosures
  • Net Price Calculator