Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees
The 2012–2013 tuition and fees for grades 9–12 is $33,574. Books and lunch are not included. 35% of current families receive financial assistance, with an average grant of $20,260. The Academy also awards scholarships for books and incidental expenses as a way to help defray the additional costs of attendance.
Financial Aid at Boston University Academy
The financial aid program is designed to help make an Academy education accessible to qualified students who otherwise could not afford the cost of attendance. Financial aid at the Academy is offered in the form of need-based financial aid grants, which do not need to be repaid.
Families interested in applying for financial aid should indicate this intent on the Preliminary Application and submit a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) to School & Student Services (SSS) by January 31. Academy families who currently receive aid are required to submit their re-application PFS form by January 15.
Need-Based Financial Aid
In order to determine eligibility for aid, the Academy relies on information provided by School and Student Services (SSS) as a service of the National Association of Independent Schools. Based on the financial information submitted, SSS provides an estimated amount that your family can contribute to educational expenses. This estimate considers your family’s income, assets, family size, and expenditures in addition to making allowances for necessities and taxes. From which, the Academy uses the SSS recommendation to make fair and objective financial aid decisions.
Tuition Remission for Boston University Employees
Boston University employees may be eligible to apply their tuition remission benefit toward a portion of their child’s tuition at BU Academy. As seniors take the majority of their coursework at the University, BU allows parents to participate in the tuition remission program during this year. University families who enroll in the Academy may also apply for need-based financial aid to assist in the cost of tuition for a student’s freshman, sophomore, and junior years.
More information about Boston University’s Tuition Remission Program is available on the Human Resources website or by calling 617-358-2923.
For more information about the Academy’s financial aid program, please call the Admission Office at 617-358-2493.