Payment Plans

Tuition Payment Plan

Students and their families may choose to budget all or part of their academic charges in monthly installments* with the Tuition Payment Plan administered by Higher One.

For more information about the Tuition Payment Plan, please visit our Tuition Payment Plan FAQs.  To enroll, please visit the BU section of the Tuition Payment Plan website and click on “Enroll Now.”  You may also call 888-844-4754 to speak with a payment plan consultant.

Tuition Payment Plan Enrollment Deadlines
Semester: Payment Plan: Enrollment Deadline:
Fall 2016 5 Payment Plan (May – September) for Fall expenses only August 4, 2016
Spring 2017 5 Payment Plan (October – February) for Spring expenses only December 16, 2016

* Enrollment for the Fall 2016 plan is now available.

* Enrollment for the Spring 2017 plan will be available in early October.

* All available plans and applicable payment options, fees, and disclosures will be presented to you during enrollment. An enrollment fee and other fees may apply.

Deferred Payment Plans (Part-time Students)

If you are certified as a part-time student, you have the option of settling your account by enrolling in one of two deferred payment plans. These payment plans are administered by Boston University and enrollment is available online. A Kerberos password is easy to set and is required to enroll in the Deferred Payment Plan.

For enrollment in either plan, an initial payment and a completed online promissory note are due by the semester payment deadline listed below. This initial payment includes any prior balance, 25 percent of the current semester tuition, a $50 Deferred Payment Fee, as well as any additional semester fees.

Upcoming Deferred Payment Plan Enrollment Deadlines 
Semester: Enrollment Opens: Deadline for most students: Deadline for Distance Education students: Deadline for New Grad Students and Metropolitan College
Fall 2016 Enrollment is now open August 4 September 13 September 19
Spring 2017 December 12 December 16 January 24 February 1

There are two options for completing payment of the deferred 75 percent. The two options are described below.

Deferred Payment Option 1:

Three equal payments of 25 percent of tuition.

Deferred Payment Dates for Fall 2016 Semester

  • October 11
  • November 10
  • December 12

Deferred Payment Dates for Spring 2017 Semester

  • February 10, 2017
  • March 10, 2017
  • April 10, 2017

Deferred Payment Option 2:

One payment of 75 percent of tuition.

Deferred Payment Date for the Summer 1 2016 Semester

  • July 21

Deferred Payment Date for the Summer 2 2016 Semester

  • August 31

Deferred Payment Date for the Fall 2016 Semester

  • February 10, 2017

Deferred Payment Date for the Spring 2017 Semester

  • June 12, 2017

Enrollment in Option 2 requires that students complete authorization online for their credit card to be charged for the deferred amount.

Enrollment is available online at the Student Link. Click on Money Matters, then Student Account Inquiry, and select the Deferred Payment option. Enrollment in the deferred payment plan must be completed by the semester payment deadline in order to avoid a late payment fee.