Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. A deferred payment program is available for part-time students. Checks must be made payable to Boston University. No student may withdraw in good standing unless all current obligations to the University are paid.

Tuition Rates*

  • Courses Numbered 100–599: $1,740 each ($435 per credit hour)
  • Courses Numbered 600–999: $2,640 ($660 per credit hour)

Student Services fee: $60 per semester
Degree application fee: $85
Certificate application fee: $25
Combined degree/certificate application fee: $110
Lab fee: $200 per course (non-computer science courses)
Late fees: Please visit Student Accounting Services for late fee information
Course waiver: $50
Deferred Payment Service Charge: $50
Returned check fee: $25
Late payment fees: $25-$300 (Progressively increases according to schedule of deadlines)

*Note: Military students enrolled in online courses through Metropolitan College will be charged a technology fee of $60 per credit hour. Click here for online fee information.

Financial Aid

Students interested in a Stafford Loan (formerly called a Guaranteed Student Loan or a GSL) should contact the local Boston University field office for information and forms. At a minimum, a student must be on academic half-time status (defined as at least 6 credit hours per semester) during the entire loan period to be eligible for a Stafford Loan. Download the following documents for additional information:

Boston University also provides scholarships for veterans whose military service commenced after September 10, 2001. Learn more about the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, and what other aid you may be eligible for, at our Veterans Services page.

Deferred Payment

Part-time Metropolitan College students who wish to make monthly payments may do so through a deferred payment program. Information on this program is available at the administrative offices. A nonrefundable service charge of $50 and minimum down payment of one-fourth the total tuition and full payment of fees for the semester are required at the time of registration.

Boston University also accepts American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, or VISA for payment of tuition and fees up to the extent of the unused credit card limit.

Refunds, Withdrawals, and Credits

Withdrawal or leave of absence from the program is not official until the student presents the appropriate form to the Boston University office. Absence from class neither constitutes withdrawal nor reduces a student’s financial obligation to the University.

Refunds and Credits*

The refund and credit balance policy applies to tuition only; fees are not refundable after the first class.

Refunds and credits are made as follows for weekend courses:

Date of Withdrawal Tuition Refund or Credit Balance
Before first class/weekend 100%
Before second class/weekend 75%
Before third class/weekend 50%
Before fourth class/weekend 25%
After fourth class 0%

Weeknight courses at Hanscom Air Force Base follow the standard refund and credit policies of MET.

If a student has a credit balance on his or her financial record as a result of dropping a course, a tuition refund will be issued by the Finance Office after the drop form has been processed by the Registrar’s Office. If the withdrawing student used government tuition assistance, an appropriate refund will be made to the government using the above schedule. For students using Veterans Administration or Tuition Assistance benefits, the effective date of the withdrawal and adjusted tuition charge will be reported to the government.

Dropping a Course

To drop a course, it is the responsibility of the student to have the professor teaching the course sign an official drop form. The student must also sign the form and submit it to the Boston University office. After this form is filed, a tuition adjustment is made according to the date verified by professor’s signature. The effective date of the drop is the day after the last class attended. If the student attended no classes, the effective date is the day before the first class. A drop form will not be accepted after the final class meeting.

Withdrawing from the University

To withdraw from the University or to request a leave of absence, a student must file an official withdrawal form with Boston University.

Graduate Degree Candidates

Graduate degree candidates taking twelve or more credits will be charged the University’s full-time tuition rate.