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 fewer 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 nine-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|
|Miscellaneous Personal Expenses||$3,050|
|Direct Loan Fee||$220|
Course overload: Any credits in excess to 18 credits (19–20) will incur an additional charge per credit. This is non-negotiable.
*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
|SED Day Course** Tuition||$1,537 per credit|
|SED Evening Course** Tuition (offered after 4 p.m.)||$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.
If you are enrolled in at least 6 credits, your room & board, miscellaneous personal expenses, transportation, and direct loan fees will be the same as in above table for the full time students. 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
**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.