Tuition & Fees

As you prepare to budget for your educational expenses, you will find some costs easier to predict than others. You will also need money for books, supplies, personal expenses, and transportation. Here is a breakdown of billed and estimated expenses for the 2014/2015 academic year at BU. Costs for the 2015/2016 academic year will be available in early spring of 2015.

Estimated Expenses for the 2014/2015 Academic Year*
Tuition $45,686
Room (depending on type of accommodation) $9,200
Board (most dining plans) $4,830
Fees $978
Total Estimated Expenses $60,694
Other Related Expenses
Books and Supplies $1,000
Personal Expenses $1,320
Local Transportation (average) $630
Total Other Related Expenses $2,950

*Tuition and fees are subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees.

Massachusetts law requires all students enrolled in at least 75% of the full-time curriculum to have medical insurance. Students who cannot demonstrate coverage under a qualifying medical insurance plan are required to purchase the University’s student health insurance plan, which is due and payable with your first-semester charges. For more information, see the Student Accounting Services website.