These schedules exclude online programs and non-standard courses; the withdrawal schedule for online courses can be found on the Boston University Distance Education website, and non-standard course withdrawal and refund information can be found using the Class Schedule function on the Student Link.

Registration and other fees are non-refundable as of the first day of the semester, and deposits toward tuition and/or room and board are non-refundable.

The Office of the University Registrar, Student Accounting Services, and Cashier’s Office are open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fall 2015

The last day to officially take a leave of absence or withdraw from the University is Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Standard Courses on the Charles River Campus
(except EOP, LAW, and MET students)
Dates Refund
On or Before September 1, 2015 100% tuition and fees
September 2 – 16 80% tuition only
September 17 – 23 60% tuition only
September 24 –  30 40% tuition only
October 1 – 7 20% tuition only
As of October 8 0%
*This schedule applies to most MET students dropping any standard course or withdrawing from the semester. It excludes all Online Programs, the International Certificate and Diploma Programs, and Explorations in Learning Programs, and it does not apply to students in the Science and Engineering Program who follow the University’s standard refund/drop policies.
Metropolitan College (MET) Students*
Dates Refund
On or Before September 1, 2015 100% tuition and fees
September 2 – 16 100% tuition only
September 17 – 30 50% tuition only
As of October 1 0%

Spring 2016

The last day to officially take a leave of absence or withdraw from the University is Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

These schedules exclude Online Programs and non-standard courses.  Students taking online courses should check with the Boston University Distance Educationfor the withdrawal schedule.  For non-standard course withdrawal and tuition refund information contact the Office of the University Registrar at 617-353-3612 or by registrar@bu.edu

Standard Courses on the Charles River Campus
(except EOP, LAW, and MET students)
Dates Refund
On or Before January 18, 2016 100% tuition and fees
January 19 – February 1 80% tuition only
February 2 – 8 60% tuition only
February 9 – 16 40% tuition only
February 17 – 23 20% tuition only
As of February 24 0%
Metropolitan College (MET) Students
Dates Refund
On or Before January 18, 2016 100% tuition and fees
January 19 – February 1 100% tuition only
February 2 – 16 50% tuition only
As of February 17 0%

Fall 2016

The last day to officially take a leave of absence or withdraw from the University is Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

These schedules exclude Online Programs and non-standard courses. Students taking online courses should check with the Boston University Distance Educationfor the withdrawal schedule. For non-standard course withdrawal and tuition refund information contact the Office of the University Registrar at 617-353-3612 or by registrar@bu.edu

Standard Courses on the Charles River Campus
(except EOP, LAW, and MET students)
Dates Refund
On or Before September 5, 2016 100% tuition and fees
September 6 –  September 19, 2016 80% tuition only
September 20 – September 26, 2016 60% tuition only
September 27 – October 3, 2016 40% tuition only
October 4 –  October 11, 2016 20% tuition only
As of October 12,  2016 0%
Metropolitan College (MET) Students*
Dates Refund
On or Before September 5, 2016 100% tuition and fees
September 6 –  September 19, 2016 100% tuition only
September 20 – October 3, 2016 50% tuition only
As of October 4, 2016 0%