Costs & Tuition
Estimate Cost of Attendance 2016-2017 for Graduate Students
For full-time status, students must be enrolled in 12-18 credits per semester. For part-time status, students must be enrolled in less than 12 credits per semester. All students studying during the summer semester are considered part-time students and pay per credit.
Below is the University’s estimated cost of attendance. The budget represents average 9-month costs and a standard personal living allowance for a full-time graduate student with no dependents.
Your cost may differ because living expenses vary depending on lifestyle, although as a full-time student the tuition and fees will be consistent. Feel free to complete this budget worksheet to help you establish your cost of attendance.
Full-Time Student for Academic School Year
|Tuition (12-18 credits/semester)||$49,176|
|University Fee (includes Student Services and Health & Wellness fees)||$730|
|Room and Food||$13,050|
|Books and Supplies||$1,296|
|Other Personal Expenses||$3,050|
|Direct Loan Fee||$220|
*All full-time students must enroll in one of the University’s medical insurance plans unless proof of other comparable health insurance is provided. This rate is for the 2016-2017 BU Student Basic plan.
Part-Time Student for Academic School Year
|SED Day Course** Tuition||$1,537 per credit|
|SED Evening Course** Tuition (offered after 4pm)||$768 per credit|
|Student Services Fee & Community Service Fee||$70 per semester|
In order for outside expenses to be calculated in your cost of attendance you must be enrolled in at least 6 credits. Please contact Graduate Financial Assistance if you need help establishing your cost of attendance.
All students are considered part-time during the summer regardless of credit number.
|Tuition for SED Course*||$640 per credit|
|Registration Fee||$60 per semester|
In order for outside expenses to be calculated in your cost of attendance you must be enrolled in at least 6 credits. Please contact Graduate Financial Assistance if you need help establishing your cost of attendance for the summer term.
Summer Living Expense Budget
|Item||One Summer Session||Both Summer Sessions|
|Student Services Fee||$60||$120|
|Room & Board||$2,175||$4,350|
|Books & Supplies||$313||$626|
|Other Personal Expenses||$494||$988|
|Max. Living Expense Budget||$3,243||$6,486|
*Tuition rates for courses offered by other schools within Boston University vary. Please check with the individual school to confirm tuition rates.
All online courses have a $60/credit technology fee whether you are a full-time or part-time student. For example, a 4-credit online course will have a technology fee of $240.