Tuition and Fees, 2023–2024

Metropolitan College Policy

Tuition and fees must be paid in full unless you choose to enroll in a payment plan (see section below on payment plans). No student may withdraw in good standing unless all current obligations to the University are paid. The Trustees of the University reserve the right to change tuition rates or fees at their discretion.

Online courses: For more information on tuition and fees for online courses, please visit bu.edu/online.

Part-Time Tuition:

Undergraduate (1–12 credits)

Graduate (1–11.5 credits)

MET Courses Numbered 100–599, Online or on Campus

Tuition, unless otherwise noted, per credit: $535

MET Courses Numbered 600 and Higher, Online or on Campus

Tuition, unless otherwise noted, per credit: $955

Student Services fee, per semester: $60

Late payment fee: Please view current late fee information on the Student Accounting Services website.

MET Laboratory Courses Students may be charged a higher rate for courses designated as laboratory courses. These allow access to, and use of, course-related equipment, University facilities, and supplies. The laboratory fee for non-computer science courses is $200 per course for the 2023/2024 year.

Cross-Registration Metropolitan College students who wish to cross-register in other schools and colleges of the University must pay the base rate of $1,994 per credit unless otherwise noted in the class schedule. Students may not take more than one non-Metropolitan College course in a semester. Students must register for a majority of their semester course load at Metropolitan College. However, under extraordinary circumstances, students may petition for an exception to this rule through Metropolitan College Enrollment & Student Success. Undergraduate students taking more than three courses (12.5 to 18 credits) will be assessed the University’s full-time tuition rate. Graduate students taking three or more courses (12 to 18 credits) will be assessed the University’s full-time tuition rate. Nondegree students enrolled in classes earning 12 credits that semester will be assessed full-time tuition rates if one or more courses are numbered 600 or higher. Full-time degree candidates from other Boston University schools who have permission from their academic counselors to take Metropolitan College classes still pay full‑time tuition.

Full-Time Tuition:

MET Undergraduate (12.5–18 credits)

MET Graduate (12–18 credits)

Tuition per year: $63,798

Additional charge of $1,994 per credit in excess of 18 credits

Undergraduate Community Service fee, per semester: $70

Undergraduate Student Services fee, per semester: $358

Graduate Student Services fee, per semester: $200

Health & Wellness fee, per semester: $257

Late payment fee: Please view current late fee information on the Student Accounting Services website.

Note: Students who wish to enroll in any non-MET course must consult a Metropolitan College academic counselor. Undergraduate students who wish to take more than three courses per semester must have their registration forms signed by a Metropolitan College academic counselor, a faculty advisor, or the associate dean for academic affairs. Metropolitan College students wishing to take other Boston University courses should refer to the Bulletin section of the respective schools and colleges for course descriptions and tuition rates.

Graduate Students (any student registering for a 600-level course and above will be considered a graduate student): Graduate degree candidates and nondegree students enrolling in graduate-level courses who register for 12 or more credits will be charged the University’s full-time tuition and a $200 Student Services fee, plus a $257 Health & Wellness fee per semester (for Charles River Campus students only).

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

Boston University automatically enrolls all full-time, three-quarter-time, and international students in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Please visit bu.edu/shs/ship for information about SHIP, including instructions for waiving the insurance charge and details about the two SHIP plans offered: BASIC and PLUS.

Students who wish to add eligible dependents to their plan must be enrolled in the Student PLUS plan. More information about adding eligible dependents to SHIP can be found on the Student Accounting Services website.

Some part-time students enrolled in less than 75 percent of the full-time course load may be eligible to purchase health insurance. For information, please email Student Accounting Services at insmed@bu.edu.

Payment Plan

Metropolitan College students who wish to make monthly payments may do so through a payment plan. Please refer to the Metropolitan College Course Schedule or visit bu.edu/studentaccountingservices for further information. A nonrefundable enrollment fee and a minimum down payment may be required at the time of enrollment.