Metropolitan College (MET) Graduate Full-Time Tuition
Boston University graduate students registered for 12-18 credits (3 or more courses) are considered full-time students and are billed the "flat-rate" full-time tuition: $45,686 per year
Metropolitan College (MET) Graduate Part-Time Tuition
Boston University graduate students taking up to 2 courses or fewer than 11.5 credits
are considered part-time students and pay part-time tuition, which is billed per credit.
Courses numbered 100–599: $415 per credit
Courses numbered 600–999: $800 per credit
This fee is assessed to all part-time students on a per semester basis: $40 per semester
George Sherman Union Fee
This fee is assessed to all full-time students on a per semester basis: $105 per semester
Full-time main campus graduate students can usually use facilities at Student Health Services at no cost. There is, however, a nominal charge for certain services and tests that are not covered by the University. Questions should be directed to Student Health Services at (617)353-3575.
All domestic students enrolled in 9+ credits and all international students are required by state law to be covered under a qualifying medical insurance plan and will automatically be enrolled in Boston University's student medical insurance plan unless a student specifically opts out by the waiver deadline. If they do not sign the waiver they will be charged.
Late payment fees will be assessed to all students who settle their accounts after the published deadline. Late fees vary depending on full- or part-time status and date of settlement. Please visit the Student Accounting Services page for updated information on late fees.
Estimate of Expenses
The tuition listed below is for most programs. Some academic programs require additional fees. Although students are not required to enroll in Summer Term, any coursework taken during the summer or at the Center for English Language and Orientation Programs (CELOP) will require additional tuition and fees.
|University Fees||1 $610|
|Health Insurance||2 $2,141|
|Room and Board||$16,093|
|Books and Supplies||$1,251|
|Incidentals (transportation and personal expenses)||3 $5,560|
Estimate for Dependents
A dependent is defined as the student's spouse or child under the age of 21. Please add the following figures to the total estimate listed above when a student will be accompanied by dependents.
|For one dependent||$12,445|
|For two dependents||$21,041|
|For each additional dependent, addthis figure to the estimate above for two dependents.||$5,515|
2. Health Insurance Rates
Health insurance is required for all international students and their dependent family members. Please note that these rates are for students on the Charles River Campus, and are based on the student health insurance plan available for purchase from Boston University.
If you wish to drop your total course load, you must complete the appropriate Withdrawal/Leave of Absence form and submit this to Metropolitan College, 755 Commonwealth Ave., Room 103. Upon receipt of your official withdrawal form, the Office of the University Registrar will adjust your account according to the Refund Policy Dates.
The Arts Administration program provides a small number of Graduate Assistantships to matriculating students. These offer up to $5,000 in tuition remission in exchange for research and administrative work (10-20 hours per week). There is also, at times, a very limited amount of scholarship support available to outstanding students. Information about both of these opportunities are made available to students when they are admitted to the degree program. Please note that Certificate students are not eligible to apply for the Graduate Assistantships or scholarships.
The Boston University Office of Financial Assistance (617-353-2965) can provide additional information about deferred payment and loan programs. Visit www.bu.edu/finaid for more information. Learn more about Metropolitan College's Financial Aid opportunities on the MET website.