Tuition and Fees

Tuition for online graduate students in the College of Fine Arts is broken down by credit, and when compared to other universities of our stature, the value of an education at Boston University becomes evident. Remember you may qualify for federal student loans and/or private loans. Our admissions staff can facilitate answers to questions concerning tuition, federal loans, and/or private student loans.

Tuition is charged as follows for students enrolled in online degree programs and courses.

CFA students taking courses in the online program should register for a maximum of two 4-credit courses per semester (8 credits). Boston University considers students registered for 12 credits per semester to be full-time and are charged the Boston University full-time tuition rate.

Financial Aid

Boston University College of Fine Arts is not able to offer any scholarship, assistantship, or grant aid to students in our online programs, and the College of Fine Arts does not participate in the TEACH or other federal grant programs.

Federal student loans (Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and Grad PLUS loans) are the only type of aid offered through BU for students in our online programs. At the College of Fine Arts we can administer the two primary graduate federal loans, the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the Federal Grad PLUS Loan. All of the College of Fine Arts online programs qualify for federal loans. These loans are not need-based and will not be automatically offered with admission, but rather will be awarded upon request. Students enrolled full-time in an online program (4 credits per session) are typically eligible to receive as much loan aid as is needed.

Federal Student Loans

Other Ways to Finance Your Education