Summer 2016 Tuition, Fees & Payment

The tuition for a course is determined by its number of credits, the level of the course (undergraduate vs graduate), and the Boston University School or College through which it is offered. The chart below lists the per credit tuition charges for Summer 2016. The tuition for each course is also listed at the end of its course description found in the Courses section.

Tuition Costs per Credit

Courses numbered 100 to 599, per credit


Courses numbered 600 to 999, per credit



College of Fine Arts
Music education courses on campus, per credit


College of Engineering
All courses numbered 500 and above, per credit


School of Education
All courses on campus, per credit


School of Theology
All courses, per credit


School of Social Work
All courses on campus, per credit


Metropolitan College
Courses numbered 100-599 on campus, per credit


Metropolitan College
Graduate courses numbered 600-999 on campus, per credit


Additional Fees

Paid by each student and not refundable once a session has begun

Student Services Fee
(per session)


Laboratory Fee
(per lab course)


Technology Fee
(online courses)

$60 per credit

Replacement fee for student identification card


Late payment fees


*A minimum late payment fee of $75 is assessed beginning May 24, 2016, for the first session and 12-week courses, and July 5, 2016, for the second session. The late payment fee will increase throughout each academic session to a maximum of $300 for payments received as of July 1, 2016, for Session 1 and 12-week courses, and August 12, 2016, for Session 2.