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Tuition and Fees

The following information outlines Boston University’s tuition and fee schedules, as well as other financial matters.

Tuition and Fees
Financial Aid
Deferred Payment
Withdrawal, Credits, and Refunds
Refunds and Credits
Dropping a Course
Withdrawing from the University
Graduate Degree Candidates

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.

The Trustees of the University reserve the right to change tuition rates or fees at their discretion. The University maintains a tuition guaranty bond that is registered with the clerks of the Superior Court of Norfolk County, Massachusetts, and is accessible at the Department of Risk Management, Office of Business Affairs, Boston University, 985 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

2014-2015 Tuition*
Tuition: $2,480 per course ($620 per credit hour)
Degree application fee: $80
Certficate application fee: $25
Combined degree/certificate application fee: $105
Late registration fee: $100
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: Tuition for online courses is slightly higher. Military students enrolled in online courses through Metropolitan College will be charged online fees. Click here for online fee information.Back to top

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:

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, MasterCard, Discover Card, or VISA for payment of tuition and fees up to the extent of the unused credit card limit.Back to top

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.Back to top

Refunds and Credits*
The refund and credit balance policy applies to tuition only; fees are not refundable.

Refunds and credits are made as follows:
Date of Withdrawal Tuition Refund or Credit Balance
Before first class 100%
Before second class 75%
Before third class 50%
Before fourth class 25%
After fourth class 0%

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.

*Refund policies differ for programs at Hanscom Air Force Base. Students at Hanscom Air Force Base should contact their advisor for information on refunds and credits.Back to top

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. Back to top

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.
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Graduate Degree Candidates

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


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