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 2017/2018 academic year at BU.

Billed Expenses for the 2017/2018 Academic Year*
Tuition $50,980
Room (depending on type of accommodation) $10,080
Board (most dining plans) $5,190
Fees $1,102
Total Estimated Expenses $67,352
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 Health Services website.