Cost of Education for Undergraduates

The total cost of a Boston University education includes direct expenses for which you are billed, such as tuition, fees, and charges for room and board, as well as estimates and allowances for indirect expenses such as books, supplies, transportation, and incidental and personal expenses.

Boston University Financial Assistance uses this comprehensive cost figure when processing applications for financial aid and educational loans to ensure that a realistic and reasonable allowance is made for all expenses.

For the 2016/2017 academic year, the total cost of attendance is:

Commuter Resident
Tuition $49,176 $49,176
Fees $1,064 $1,064
Other Expenses
Books & Supplies (estimated) $1,000 $1,000
Room & Board (most plans) $0 $14,870
Incidentals (estimated) $3,800 $1,950
Meals at Home/Meals On Campus (estimated) $2,235 $0
Total Expenses $57,275 $68,060
University tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.