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Sargent College Tuition and Fees

The Student Expense Budget

The figures below are the student expense budget for the academic year 2016/2017, set by the BU Financial Assistance office and approved by federal granting agencies. The budget represents average 9-month costs and a standard personal living allowance for a full-time graduate student with no dependents.

Tuition $49,176
Other Fees $710
Room & Board $13,050
Personal $3,050
Transportation $1,120
Books & Supplies $1,088
Direct Loan Fee $220
TOTAL $68,414

This budget total, with the addition of clinical education fees (details below) plus a medical insurance premium (Basic Plan $2,014 or Plus Plan $2,782), is the maximum you may receive in all forms of financial aid combined. The expense budget may be adjusted in individual documented circumstances. The cost per credit is $1,537.

Clinical Education Fees

In addition to tuition costs, the following fees are charged for clinical affiliations:

Occupational Therapy $3,074 (Charged in the final semester of on-campus program)
Doctor of Physical Therapy $6,148 total ($1,537/year in Spring semester of the first two years, $3,074 in final semester of program)
Master of Science/Dietetic Internship The DI (HS 703) is a six-credit, 29-week, full-time course that follows the completion of academic coursework. It requires tuition payment plus a nonrefundable $1000 fee to the internship site.

Medical Insurance Premium

Because Massachusetts state law requires students to have adequate medical insurance, full-time BU students are charged for medical insurance each fall semester. The 2016/2017 premium is as follows: Basic Plan: $2,014 or Plus Plan: $2,782.

If you have insurance coverage through your parents or your own health plan, you can have the charge removed from your BU account by downloading and submitting a Medical Insurance Waiver form. Or you can waive the insurance online on the BU Student Link. Select the “Money Matters” tab, and then click on “Medical Insurance.”

Payment Policy

For Doctor of Physical Therapy Students: Boston University does not accept credit cards for tuition, fees, or deposit payments. Checks must be made payable to Boston University. The deposit made when accepting an offer of admission will be credited to your semester bill.

For Entry Level Doctor in Occupational Therapy, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Master of Science in Human Physiology, Master of Science in Athletic Training, and Nutrition programs:

You will receive an email with a link to your Applicant Gateway. The Applicant Gateway will include instructions for generating a Boston University Identification (BUID) number, accepting your offer, and submitting your deposit.  Please be sure to complete all three actions. The deposit made when accepting an offer of admission will be credited to your semester bill.