Tuition, Fees and Expenses
2011-2012 Student Budget
The student budget is an estimate of the total cost of attending the School of Law during the nine-month academic year, including living and personal expenses. The total budget is also the maximum amount of financial aid students may receive, including university scholarships, student loans, resident assistantships, and any aid from outside sources.
|2011-2012 Student Budget|
|Books and Supplies||$1,374|
|Room and Board||$12,070|
|Direct Loan Fees||$200|
There are two fees charged by Boston University that are not automatically included in the Student Budget because you may choose to waive them. These expenses may be added to the budget at your request.
- Boston University Medical Insurance: $1,914 or $2,647
- Sports Pass: $110
The following tuition and fees reflect the charges for full-time students in the LL.M. degree programs that will appear on your tuition bill for the 2011-2012 academic year:
|Tuition and Fees||Fall||Spring||Total|
|Tuition (12-18 credits)*||$20,890||$20,890||$41,780|
|George Sherman Union Fee||$101||$101||$202|
|Student Health Fee||$108||$108||$216|
|Law Student Program Fee||$100||$100||$200|
|Medical Insurance (see below)||$1,914 or $2,647||$1,914 or $2,647|
All fees are nonrefundable except for the Medical Insurance and Sports Pass which may be waived
*Full-time for Banking and Financial Law is 10 credits. Students in all programs who register for more than 18 credits per semester will be charged on a per credit basis for each additional credit. Actual charge is based on the program of study.
Part-Time- LL.M. in Taxation
A part-time student must complete the Degree Requirements in not more than eight consecutive semesters. With the written approval of the Program Director, a student may change his or her status from part-time to full-time or the converse.
|Part-Time LL.M. in Taxation|
|Tuition (per course) ($1,741 per credit)||$3,482|
|Fees (per semester)|
Part-Time- LL.M. in Banking & Financial Law
The following tuition charges are for the 2-credit courses in the Graduate Banking Law Program only. Part time students wishing to enroll in courses outside the Graduate Banking and Financial Law Program must submit a written application with the Morin Center. Part-time students may register for up to 4 courses each semester (5 courses is considered full-time) and may also audit one course per semester, subject to payment of the applicable course tuition and fees. Part-time students must complete the Graduate Program within 4 years of matriculation. Part-time students and full-time students are considered to have the same living expenses. Student Budgets for part-time students are adjusted to reflect the per-credit tuition charges and the differences in fees.
|Part-Time- LL.M. in Banking & Financial Law|
|Tuition (per course) ($2,089 per credit)||$4,178|
|Fees (per semester)|
Other student expenses
(added to budget upon request, if applicable)
Academic Year 2011-2012 Insurance Information
The medical insurance coverage runs from August 23, 2011 to August 22, 2012. Students are enrolled in the Boston University Student Basic Plan at a cost of $1,914. Students can upgrade their plan to the Boston University Student PLUS Plan, at a cost of $2,647.
Law students are automatically enrolled in the Boston University Medical Insurance Plan and their student accounts are charged for the coverage. Massachusetts law requires full-time and three-quarters time students registered through the institutions of higher education to have health insurance that meets state requirements. In addition, Boston University policy requires all international students to have health insurance that meets state and (when applicable) federal requirements. Students who do not wish to participate in the University insurance plan must complete a medical insurance waiver certifying that their U.S.-based coverage is comparable to the Boston University Medical Insurance Plan. Waivers must be submitted to Student Account Services by the waiver deadline (usually September 30th). Students will receive detailed information on the insurance plan upon matriculation.
All students must complete and return to Student Health Services the Student Medical History and Physical Report form. Massachusetts state law requires all students to provide a Certificate of Immunization for measles (two shots), rubella, mumps, diphtheria, tetanus, polio and Hepatitis B. The month, day, and year the vaccines were administered must be recorded and the form must be signed by your health care provider. Please be sure that the last page (page four) of the form that you have downloaded is completed and signed by your health care provider before it is turned in.
Fall 2011 Insurance Information
Limited to students who will graduate in January 2012:
The medical insurance coverage runs from August 23, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Students are enrolled in the Boston University Student BASIC Plan, at a cost of $749. Students can upgrade their plan to the Boston University Student PLUS Plan, at a cost of $1,013.
Spring 2012 Insurance Information
Students who attend beginning Spring 2012; students who return from leave of absence Spring 2012; students who increase their part-time course load to seventy-five percent of the full-time load for Spring 2012; or students who change to full-time status for Spring 2012:
The medical insurance coverage runs from January 1, 2012 to August 22, 2012. Students are automatically enrolled in the Boston University Student BASIC Plan, at a cost of $1,260. Students can upgrade their plan to the Boston University Student PLUS Plan, at a cost of $1,729.
If the student has a comparable level of health insurance coverage a Medical Insurance Waiver may be completed to waive participation in the plan. Students should check with Student Accounting Services for the date by which the waiver must be submitted.
Terrier Sports Pass: $110
Boston University charges all full-time students the fee for the Sports Pass which provides students with access to tickets for home BU hockey and basketball games. Students are automatically charged this fee unless they waive it. This fee may be added to the student budget upon request. Student Accounting Services provides information on the Sports Pass, including information on waiving the fee, on their website.
Tuition and Fees Policy
Tuition and fees must be paid in full at time of registration. Checks must be made payable to Boston University. The Trustees of the University reserve the right to change tuition rates or fees at their discretion whenever it is deemed necessary.
It has been and remains the policy of Boston University to withhold all diplomas, degrees, official transcripts, and other official recognition of work done at the University from students with respect to whom there are any outstanding overdue debts to the University, including, but not limited to, amounts owed in satisfaction of tuition, loan agreements, fees, and charges, as well as money owed for occupancy in University-owned or-operated residence facilities and apartments and for food service. No student may withdraw from the University in good standing or graduate from the University unless all current obligations to the University are paid in full.