How to Pay

Tuition and fees must be paid in full by the payment deadline, in order not to incur late fees. Staff at Student Accounting Services are available to answer any questions you might have regarding payment options, and we will do our very best to ensure that your payment process is smooth and convenient.

Boston University accepts the following forms of payment:

  • Electronic Payment
  • Personal Check, Money Order, Traveler’s Check
  • Wire Transfer
  • Credit Card Payment (part-time students only)

Payment Plans

Students enrolled on a part-time basis may postpone payment of a portion of their tuition until a predetermined date. A minimum down payment and a nonrefundable enrollment fee are required at the time of enrollment.

Learn more about our payment plan options for part-time students.

Payment Deadlines & Late Fees

Fall 2021

Deadlines for on-campus classes:

Undergraduate Students & Continuing Students: Thursday, August 5, 2021
New Graduate & Metropolitan College Students: Thursday, September 16, 2021

Deadlines for online programs:

Full semester courses: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Fall 1 Session: Thursday, September 14, 2021
Fall 2 Session: Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Spring 2022

Deadlines for on-campus classes:

Undergraduate Students & Continuing Students: Thursday, December 16, 2021
New Graduate & Metropolitan College Students: Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Deadlines for online programs:

Full semester courses: TBD January 2022
Fall 1 Session: TBD January 2022
Fall 2 Session: TBD March 2022

Payments must be received by close of business (5 pm EDT) on the day of the deadline. See how to pay.

Boston University no longer sends paper invoices. However, you can view an electronic invoice anytime on the Student Link. Go to “Money Matters,” then “Student Account Inquiry.” If you do not see your invoice, or you are completing registration after the payment deadline, contact Student Accounting Services at 617-353-2264.

View the Academic Calendar for current deadlines.

Late Fees

For payments received after the payment deadline, late fees may be assessed. Visit Student Accounting Services for updated information on late fees.

Tuition & Financial Assistance

Competitive Tuition

Our part-time rates are substantially lower than those of the traditional, full-time residential programs yet provide access to the same high-quality BU education.

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Comprehensive Financial Assistance

Our services include scholarships, graduate loans, and payment plans.

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