Tuition and Fees, 2015–2016
Metropolitan College Policy
Tuition and fees must be paid in full. A deferred payment program is available for part-time students (see following section on Deferred Payment). No student may withdraw in good standing unless all current obligations to the University are paid. The Trustees of the University reserve the right to change tuition rates or fees at their discretion.
Online courses: For more information on tuition and fees for online courses, please visit the Digital Learning website.
Late payment: Payment received after the official deadline will result in a minimum late payment fee of $150 for part-time students; $300 for full-time students; and $75 per session for online students.
Undergraduate (1–12 credits)
Graduate (1–11.5 credits)
Courses Numbered 100–599
Tuition, unless otherwise noted, per credit: $425
Tuition for online Undergraduate Degree Completion Program, per credit: $650
Tuition for online Computer Science (CS) courses at the 500 level or above, per credit: $820
Courses Numbered 600 and Above
Tuition, unless otherwise noted, per credit: $820
Tuition for Metropolitan College online courses, per credit: $820
Tuition for non-Metropolitan College day courses per credit: $1,482
Technology fee (online courses only), per credit: $60
Student Services fee: $60
Late payment fee (minimum): $150; $75 per session for online courses
Laboratory Courses Students may be charged a higher rate for courses designated as laboratory courses. These allow access to, and use of, course-related equipment, University facilities, and supplies. The laboratory fee for non-computer science courses is $200 per course for the 2014/2015 year. Online courses have a technology fee of $60 per credit.
Cross-Registration Metropolitan College students who wish to cross-register in other schools and colleges of the University must pay the base rate of $1,482 per credit unless otherwise noted in the class schedule. Students may not take more than one non-Metropolitan College course in a semester. Students must register for a majority of their semester course load at Metropolitan College. However, under extraordinary circumstances students may petition for an exception to this rule through Metropolitan College Undergraduate Student Services. Undergraduate students taking more than three courses (12.5 to 18 credits) will be assessed the University’s full-time tuition rate. Graduate students taking three or more courses (12 to 18 credits) will be assessed the University’s full-time tuition rate. Full-time degree candidates from other Boston University schools that have permission from their academic counselors to take Metropolitan College classes still pay full‑time tuition.
Housing Part-time students normally are not eligible for University housing. However, a variety of on-campus apartments are available for both full- and part-time graduate students. For information about availability of housing and eligibility requirements, contact either the Housing Office at 617-353-3511 or the Rental Property Management Office at 617-353-4101.
Undergraduate (12.5–18 credits)
Graduate (12–18 credits)
Tuition per year: $47,422
Additional charge of $1,482 per credit in excess of 18 credits
Undergraduate Community Service fee per semester: $54
Undergraduate Student Services fees per semester: $279
Graduate Student Services fee per semester: $156
Health & Wellness fee per semester: $174
Late payment fee (minimum): $300
Note: Students who wish to enroll in three or more courses or who wish to enroll in any day-school course must consult a Metropolitan College academic counselor. Students who wish to take three or more courses per semester must have their Registration Forms signed by a Metropolitan College academic counselor, faculty advisor, or the associate dean for academic affairs. Metropolitan College students wishing to take other Boston University courses should refer to the Bulletins of the respective schools and colleges for course descriptions and tuition rates.
Graduate Students (any student registering for a 600-level course and above will be considered a graduate student) Graduate degree candidates and non-degree students enrolling in graduate-level courses who register for 12 or more credits will be charged the University’s full-time tuition and a $156 Student Services fee, plus a $174 Health & Wellness fee per semester (for Charles River Campus students only).
The 2015/2016 cost of the Boston University Student Medical Insurance plan for full-time and three-quarter-time students (U.S. citizens and international) is: Boston University Student BASIC Plan: $1,945; or Boston University Student PLUS Plan: $2,713 per year.
As of this academic year, eligible dependents may be added to a Student Plus Plan for an additional $2,713 per covered individual.* Massachusetts law requires all students enrolled in at least 75 percent of the full-time curriculum to participate in their school’s Student Health Program, or in a health benefit plan with comparable coverage. Students who do not wish to participate in the Boston University Student Health Insurance plan must annually file a Medical Insurance Waiver Form that certifies that the student is participating in a health benefit plan with comparable coverage. Registered students can complete the Medical Insurance Waiver Form online using the Student Link.
Other part-time students enrolled in less than 75 percent of the full-time course load are also eligible to purchase the medical insurance. For information, contact Student Accounting Services at 617-353-2264 or visit the Student Accounting Services website and select Resources, then Medical Insurance.
The insurance premium is subject to change.
*Dependent coverage is limited to enrollment in the PLUS plan only. Premium rates for dependent children are capped at two times the rate for one child ($5,426), regardless of how many dependent children are enrolled.
Part-time Metropolitan College students who wish to make monthly payments may do so through a deferred payment program. Please refer to the Metropolitan College Course Schedule for further information. A nonrefundable service charge and a minimum down payment of one-fourth the total tuition and full payment of fees for the semester are required at the time of registration.