In order to help out students with financial needs who have demonstrated academicabilities to carry out their studies, the University disburses various types of scholarships and financial aid to over 5000 students in secondary or higher education.
BUAP participates in the national scholarship program Pronabes, but it also has its own scholarship program with awards for academic, cultural, and sports achievements and several programs for the development of research. Students may also receive financial aid for participating as interns in various university programs and activities. In addition, Fundación BUAP, an autonomous non-profit entity whose function is to develop specific projects to aid and support university programs and activities, has an additional scholarship program for disadvantaged students.
The University also participates in national programs for students in economic need, such as the federally funded program Oportunidades, which provides exemption from all fees and tuition.