How to Pay

Payment is due by the start of the session in which you are enrolled. If your payment is received after the session deadline, your account will be assessed a late payment fee.

Electronic Payment

If you have an active BU login name and Kerberos password, you can make an electronic payment using a U.S. bank account on the Student Link. Select "Money Matters," then "Student Account Inquiry," and click on the "Make a Payment" link.

You can also grant access to parents, legal guardian, or other third to make payments on your student account. To grant access using the Student Link, click on "ShareLink Access" on the top of the page.

If you do not have an active BU login, you can make electronic payments using the link provided under Payment Options at

Payment by Mail or in Person

If you are not able to complete payment online, please return your payment by check (made out to “Boston University”), and/or any notification of an approved education loan or outside scholarship, to:

Boston University
Student Accounting Services
881 Commonwealth Avenue, Lower Level
Boston, MA 02215-1390

Please make sure to include your name and University ID number on the front of the check.

Payment may also be made in person at the Student Accounting Services office, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. If you have any questions about the payment process, contact Student Accounting Services at 617-353-2264 or by email at

Paying by Credit Card

If you attend Boston University on a part-time basis during the academic year, or if you are a visiting student enrolled on a part-time basis, you may make your payment by credit card (American Express, VISA, MasterCard, or Discover).

If you are paying by credit card on the Student Link, select "Money Matters," then "Student Account Inquiry," click on "Make a Payment," and follow the instructions. You will need to have an active BU login name and Kerberos password to gain access to the Student Link.

If you do not have access to the Student Link, please submit your credit card payment at

Wire Transfers

Boston University offers two options for international payments of a student account balance: peerTransfer / Flywire and Western Union Business Solutions. These vendors both provide a tailored interface for international payments to BU. Use of either of these services will generally result in a lower exchange rate and/or total transaction cost for the student than payment by bank wire. In addition, since the information collected from the student through these vendor interfaces, including the student’s BU account number, is transmitted electronically to BU along with payment, use of either of these vendors will allow for faster crediting of payments to the correct student account.

Links to each of these vendors' web pages are below for more information about the services they provide.

Deferred Payment Plan

A Deferred Payment Plan is available to students who attend Boston University on a part-time basis during the academic year, and to visiting students enrolled on a part-time basis. Visit the Student Accounting Services website for further information.

The Deferred Payment Plan allows you to defer 75% of your session tuition charge until the Payment Plan deadline for each session. For enrollment in either plan, an initial payment and a completed online promissory note are due by the semester payment deadline. This initial payment includes any prior balance, 25% of the current semester tuition, a $50 Deferred Payment Fee, as well as any additional semester fees.

Agency or Third Party Scholarship

If a sponsor, government, or company will be paying all or part of your education expenses and requires an invoice, you must submit a billing authorization or sponsorship letter to Student Accounting Services and pay any remaining balance by the payment deadline. Sponsorship letters can be sent by mail, fax, or as a PDF by email to:

Boston University
Student Accounting Services
881 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215-1390

Fax: 617-353-3313

Please note: Valid sponsorship letters should include the specific amount and time period of the sponsorship as well as a contact name and billing address. Sponsorship that is contingent on grade(s) earned cannot be used for account settlement. Students will continue to receive account statements for any balance due, and are responsible for payment of all fees in the event of nonpayment by a sponsor.

Student Account Holds

If your student account remains unpaid after the Summer Session has begun, a comptroller hold may be placed on your record to restrict access to University Services, including but not limited to: registration for future semesters and obtaining official transcript(s) and diploma(s).

Financial Aid

Financial aid for summer enrollment available to eligible Boston University students is limited. BU scholarships are only available to eligible students enrolled in certain courses in the Accelerated Medical, Physical Therapy, or Athletic Training program. Federal student loans and grants are only available in limited circumstances. Credit-based loans (federal and private) and Federal Work-Study are generally available for those who qualify. Generally, visiting students should apply for loans through their home institution. For specific information, go to the BU Financial Assistance website.

Credit Balance

A credit balance on your account may be refunded by request. Students with access to the Student Link can make a request to refund an existing credit balance by clicking "Request a Refund" from Student Account inquiry. Students who do not have access to the Student Link may make a request in writing by email to or by sending a letter to:

Boston University
Student Accounting Services
881 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215-1390