For online students enrolling at Boston University, there is a fall semester (September through December, comprising both Fall 1 and Fall 2 online sessions), a spring semester (January through May, comprising both Spring 1 and Spring 2 online sessions), and a Summer 1 semester and a Summer 2 semester. Online students who study on a part-time basis each semester or during Summer Term (undergraduate: 1-12 credits; graduate: 1-11.5 credits) are charged the University's online per-credit tuition and fee charges as noted. Online students who exceed these per-semester credit limits will be charged the University’s full-time tuition rates. Please note, the $60 student services fee is non-refundable.
Technology Fee/Credit Hour*
Student Services Fee/Semester**
|College of Fine Arts - School of Music - Master & Doctor in Music Education|
|College of Fine Arts - School of Visual Arts - Master of Arts in Art Education|
|Graduate Medical School - Graduate Certificate in Clinical Investigation|
|Graduate Medical School - Undergraduate Genetics Courses|
|Metropolitan College - Graduate Certificate in Project Management|
|Metropolitan College - Undergraduate Degree Completion Program|
|Metropolitan College - Master of Criminal Justice|
|Metropolitan College - Master of Science in (Specialty) Management|
|Metropolitan College - Master of Science in Computer Information Systems|
|Metropolitan College - Master of Science in Health Communication|
|Metropolitan College - Virtual Gastronomy|
|School of Education - Certificate in Educational Technology|
|School of Education - Certificate in Physical Education, Health Education, and Coaching|
|School of Law - Graduate Tax Program (LLM in Taxation)|
|School of Social Work - Master of Social Work|
|Sargent College - Doctor of Occupational Therapy|
*A technology fee is assigned to most online courses at Boston University. It is used to help support the technology associated with the online course.
**The student services fee is only assessed once per semester. Semesters are defined as Fall, Spring, Summer 1, and Summer 2.