Tuition & College Credit

Tuition & Costs

Tuition: $4,095*
Dormitory Cost (double occupancy room): $1,225*
Board Options
14 meals/week: $916*
19 meals/week: $1108*
Activity Fee: $200
Total (excluding application fee): $6436-6628*

Financial Aid for BUSTI is available on an as-needed basis subject to availability. Click here for more information. As BUSTI admission is need-blind, requests for financial aid will not affect a student’s acceptance into the program.

*As of summer 2018. Information for summer 2019 available soon. All costs subject to change. 


College Credit

Upon successful completion of the program, students earn a certificate of completion and four college credits, transferable to most institutions the student will later attend. For comparison, one (1) Boston University credit in 2018-2019 costs $1,651.


Withdrawal Refund Schedule

If a student withdraws from BUSTI before move-in day, the university will refund 100% of tuition, including room and board charges, minus the non-refundable $500 deposit. If a student withdraws before 12:00pm Friday of the first week of classes, the university may partially refund that tuition or reverse the charges, up to 50%. There will be no tuition refunds or charge reversals after the beginning of the second week of classes.

Once the program begins, room and board changes are non-refundable. In the unlikely event that a student is dismissed from the program, tuition and room/ board charges are non-refundable.