RISE Tuition, Fees & Aid

RISE Tuition, Fees & Aid


Tuition & Fees
Application Fee (non-refundable) $50
Tuition* $4,500
Service Fees $470
Student Health Services (co-pay fee for each visit)** $25
Room & Board Options***
14 Meals per Week $2662
19 Meals per Week $2912

*Please note: A $1,000 non-refundable deposit (applied to tuition) is required once a student commits to attending RISE in order to secure his or her place in the program.

**There is a $25 fee each time a student visits Student Health Services.

***Room & Board fees are for the entire six-week session. Students interested in commuting should follow the commuting guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact the program staff at rise@bu.edu.

Note: application fees and the initial deposit are non-refundable. No refund or reduction in Service Fees will be made for a student who arrives to the program late, leaves the program early, or is dismissed from the program due to a violation of the program guidelines. The tuition refund deadline is July 9.

Financial Aid

Limited financial aid is available for the Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) program. Please note that awards are based on financial need. If you would like to be considered for financial aid, please enclose the following with your application:

  • Pages 1 and 2 of your parents’ 2017 or 2018 Federal Income Tax Form. Note: tax forms must be mailed or faxed. Do not email or upload them. Social security numbers must be blocked out before faxing or mailing the form to our office.
  • A letter from your parent describing your general financial situation and the particular circumstances that prevent you from paying the full tuition and fees.

Note: applications with financial aid requests are not considered complete until all materials, including financial aid documents, have been submitted. Admission decisions are made without regard to financial aid consideration.

Contact Us

Boston University Summer Term
High School Programs
755 Commonwealth Ave, Rm B05
Boston, MA 02215

Phone: 617-353-1378
Fax: 617-358-0646
Email: rise@bu.edu