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

Item Estimated Cost
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
Transportation $1,120
Direct Loan Fee $220
Medical Insurance* $1,945
Total: $70,587

*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 2015-2016 BU Student Basic plan.

Part-Time Student for Academic School Year

Item Estimated Cost
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.

Summer Term

All students are considered part-time during the summer regardless of credit number.

Item Estimated Cost
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

**Tuition rates for courses offered by other schools within Boston University vary. Please check with the individual school to confirm tuition rates.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.