MA Program Expenses
For the academic year 2013/2014, full-time tuition is $43,970. This fee permits the student to enroll for three to four-and-one-half courses each semester (12-18 credits.) Part-time students are charged $1,374 per credit. Continuing students are charged a fee of $2,748 per semester.
The University also charges full-time graduate students a Full-Time Student Services fee of $145 per semester, a Health and Wellness Fee of $160 per semester, and a BASIC Medical Insurance Fee of $2141 for 2013/2014.
Massachusetts law requires all students who are carrying 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: http://www.bu.edu/studentaccountingservices/resources/medical-insurance/.
Estimated minimum off-campus living expenses for one academic year (September to May) are $19,041 for a single student. Please add the following figures when a student will be accompanied by dependents (September to May). For one dependent $10,445; for two dependents $17,397. For each additional dependent $4,691. Please keep in mind that the figures for living expenses are estimates, and students are advised to bring additional funds if possible.
Many graduate students in economics, particularly foreign students, receive financial support from institutions outside the University. Unfortunately, the Department of Economics does not have funds available to provide financial aid for Master’s students. There are typically limited funds for a small number of part-time research assistant positions and travel assistance for job fairs.