Cost of Education for Undergraduates

The total cost of a Boston University education includes direct expenses for which you are billed, such as tuition, fees, and charges for room and board, as well as estimates and allowances for indirect expenses such as books, supplies, transportation, and incidental and personal expenses.

For more information about direct expenses, total cost, and how the value of a BU education measures up, visit Boston University Tuition.

Boston University Financial Assistance uses this comprehensive cost figure when processing applications for financial aid and educational loans to ensure that a realistic and reasonable allowance is made for all expenses.

For the 2017/2018 academic year, the total cost of attendance is:

Commuter Resident
Tuition $50,980 $50,980
Fees $1,102 $1,102
Other Expenses
Books & Supplies (estimated) $1,000 $1,000
Room & Board (most plans) $0 $15,270
Incidentals (estimated) $3,800 $1,950
Meals at Home/Meals On Campus (estimated) $2,290 $0
Total Expenses $59,172 $70,302
University tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.