While you are enrolled in your graduate program, money management is the other, equally important, side of the financial equation. At BU, you have access to programs to help you make the most of your money.
Financial Resources & Tools
BU created the Smart Money 101 program to help you with saving money, spending less, and financial planning while you’re in school. You can take workshops on a variety of subjects, create model budgets and learn about your credit score. BU Medical School also offers some information on financial literacy. Although tailored to medical and dental students, this information is valuable for all graduate students,
Working at BU
Most Master’s degree students, with a spare minute in their busy schedules can pick up a part time job on campus. Non-PhD students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week. Professional Doctoral students with their advisor’s permission, and PhD students who do not receive stipends may also work on campus. The Student Employment Office posts current listings for jobs open to full- and part-time graduate students, as well as an employment guide for international students.
Graduate students may also find paid research and teaching opportunities in their school or college, and should contact their advisors and faculty for more information.
Having Fun for Less
Being smart about money doesn’t mean you can’t go out and have fun, or that you have to break the bank to enjoy your time in Boston. Take advantage of student discounts, one of the enjoyable perks of having a Terrier Card. For example, the BU Arts Initiative offers both free and discounted museum memberships, and ticket and admission discounts for many Boston arts venues. There are also a ton of low-cost events on campus every week, from sports to dance to observatory access. Check out BU Today and the central Boston University calendar to see what’s happening right now.