Other Deductions

Outside Agency Sponsorship

If all or part of your tuition should be billed to a sponsor, government, or company (i.e., an employer), you must provide a copy of your billing authorization and/or sponsorship letter by the payment deadline.

Your sponsorship letter must:

  • be typed on company letterhead
  • include an authorized signature (not that of the student)
  • include dates of sponsorship (i.e., Sept. 1, 2017, through Aug. 31, 2018)
  • include which items will be paid (i.e., Tuition and Fees)
  • state that Boston University must directly invoice the sponsoring agency and include a billing address

After sending your sponsorship letter you must make payment of any remaining balance not covered by the agency before the payment deadline.  Invoices will be sent to the sponsoring agencies after the last day to drop standard courses (without a “W’ grade) for that semester.
It is not assumed that you will have continuous coverage from an agency. A new authorization is required for every semester.
Outside agency sponsorship cannot be contingent on grades. Please retain a copy of your sponsorship letter, as you may be held responsible for tuition and any fees if the authorization has expired or is invalid for any reason.

Federal Loans

If Federal Direct Student or Parent PLUS Loans make up all or part of your payment, these funds should appear on your invoice as pending items. Pending items reflect anticipated amounts, and they are subject to change. If federal loans do not appear on your invoice as credits or pending items, it may indicate that certain requirements for these loans have not been completed, and you should contact Financial Assistance at 617-353-2965. Graduate students should contact the financial aid officer at their school. Students can also check their financial aid application and award status on the Student Link.

Private Loans

If you are applying for private education loans, and the amount of the loan will be sufficient to settle your Student Account, you must submit a notice of loan approval to Student Accounting Services before the payment deadline to avoid a late payment fee. If you are receiving any type of loan, it is important to complete all requirements as early as possible to ensure that the funds are applied to your outstanding balance by the first day of the semester. In addition, you must make payment of any balance not covered by loans by the payment deadline to avoid a late payment fee.


Boston University Scholarships, State Scholarships, and Outside Awards may be deducted from your invoice if they do not already appear as pending items. You must enclose documentation of an award letter with your invoice stub. You must also notify Financial Assistance of any outside award or state grant received after your initial award package.

Please note: Federal College Work-Study Awards cannot be deducted from the amount due, as they are paid directly to the student for hours worked. Funds from the Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Perkins Loan Programs will be directly credited to your account when you have met the appropriate requirements.

Tuition Remission

Boston University Employees Only

If you are eligible for Tuition Remission, please visit the Tuition Remission page of Human Resources. All other fees, room, board, and medical insurance must be paid by the payment deadline.

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

Health Insurance is required for all full-time, three-quarter-time, and international students. These students are automatically enrolled and their student accounts charged for SHIP. Plan information is available at the Student Health Services SHIP page.

Sports Pass

The Sports Pass will automatically be charged to your Student Account if you are a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at Boston University. The Sports Pass will allow you admission to all home events for ice hockey, basketball, lacrosse and soccer – over 70 games and a value of over $600.

The Boston University Department of Athletics is dedicated to excellence in athletics, academics, and community. Over the long history of the department, our student-athletes have represented BU formidably, achieving and maintaining a high level of excellence both on and off the field while at the same time displaying commitment, integrity and sportsmanship. Athletics is a core part of the campus experience at Boston University.

Year after year, the Boston University men’s ice hockey team finishes among the top teams in the nation and the program, which competes in Hockey East, captured its fifth national title in 2009. The women’s ice hockey team, which stepped onto the ice for the first time as a varsity program in 2005, has built on the rich ice hockey tradition at BU, having already reached the NCAA title game twice.

The men’s and women’s basketball, lacrosse and soccer teams are regularly among the Northeast elite and have combined to capture numerous conference titles. All six of those squads now compete in the Patriot League.

Sports Pass holders can pick up their tickets before they become available to the general public as well as receive advance notice and ticket offers for fames, concerts and other events in Boston University’s Agganis Arena.

Take advantage of this opportunity to make the most of your Boston University experience. Be excited, be passionate, be a fan!

For individualized information regarding your Sports Pass, or to cancel your Sports Pass, visit the Student Link. Please note that only Boston University students with a Kerberos password will be able to view personal information on the Student Link. For issues with your BU login and Kerberos password, please contact Information Services & Technology at 617-353-HELP(4357) or visit our locations at Amory Street and Mugar Library.