Thank you for your interest in attending Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET)! On this page you will find important information about coming to BU MET as an international student.

If you are planning to study at BU MET on an F-1 visa, you will need to maintain full-time status (at least 12 credits). Please note that if you are studying online you do not need to maintain full-time status. Additional charges apply to all students enrolled in more than 18 credits.

Estimated Cost of Study

International students are required by the University to demonstrate that they are able to fund all tuition, fees, books, and living expenses throughout the duration of their studies. To do this, each student or sponsor (person funding the student’s education) must submit financial documentation in the form of an official letter or statement from a bank or financial institution. The document must show the availability of funds to cover the estimated total cost corresponding to the program of study.

Undergraduate Students

Review the estimate of expenses in the Confidential Statement for Financing Studies & Sponsorship Support Confirmation.

Graduate Students

Review the Estimated Cost of Graduate Study over a 9-month period (fall and spring) or a 12-month period (fall, spring, and summer).


View the full-time status tuition rates and how to pay.

Graduate Assistantships

Assistantships are available for Metropolitan College graduate students through individual academic departments or programs. Contact information for individual academic departments may be found on the Graduate Loans & Assistantships page.

Financial Assistance

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid or academic scholarships.

Credit-Based Loans for International Students

Boston University Financial Assistance provides detailed information on Credit-Based Loans Available to International Students.