What will BU Cost You?
Probably less than you think.
BU understands that each family’s circumstances are unique and will create a custom package for you based on your family’s calculated financial eligibility. That’s why it’s so important for you to consider applying for financial assistance – even if you think you may not be eligible.
The great news?
- 88% of students who applied for aid and enrolled at BU received financial assistance.
- $240+ million in financial aid is awarded annually to undergraduates.
- $50,667: The average award package, including loans and Work-Study
- For students who receive aid, the BU Scholarship Assurance guarantees the same need-based scholarship for all years of undergraduate study.
Billed expenses for the 2018/2019 academic year*
|Room (depending on type of accommodation)||$10,390|
|Board (most dining plans)||$5,330|
|Total Estimated Expenses||$69,668|
other related expenses
|Books and Supplies||$1,000|
|Local Transportation (average)||$630|
|Total Other Related Expenses||$2,950|
*Tuition and fees are subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees.
Student Health Insurance Costs
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.