Tuition and Fees

As you prepare to budget for your educational expenses, you will find some costs easier to predict than others. Tuition, fees, and room and board are established by the University. You will also need money for books, supplies, personal expenses, and transportation. Listed below are the costs for the 2014/2015 academic year, which include billed expenses (tuition, fees, room and board) as well as calculated estimates for other expenses.

Here is a breakdown of billed and estimated expenses for the 2014/2015 academic year at BU.

Billed 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 Billed Expenses (estimated) $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.

Spring Semester Charges 2015

Expenses are billed by the semester. The spring semester charges are due and payable in full upon registration.

Tuition $22,843
Undergraduate Student Fees $489
Room (depending on type of accommodation)** $4,600
Board (most dining plans)** $2,415
Orientation Fee $255
Total $30,602

*Billed expenses include student health insurance costs. Massachusetts law requires all students who are enrolled in at least 75 percent 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 spring semester charges. Current annual rates for student health insurance are approximately $2,100. Exact rates for the 2014/2015 academic year will be available in early September.

**Room and board rates are variable depending upon type of housing and dining plan. Rates are for room and board on a license agreement. Participation in the dining program is optional for students who are assigned to apartment-style residences.

For more information about billing and payment options, please see the Student Accounting Services website or call 617-353-2264.