You’re making a smart investment in Boston University and in your future. We take that investment seriously.

We’re happy to guide you through the financial aid process and provide any assistance along the way. To help you plan for your graduate education, take a look at the information we’ve laid out for you below.

The following tuition, fees, and other expenses have been established at Boston University Questrom School of Business for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Tuition $27,751
Fees (Estimated) $391
Living Expenses (Estimated) $11,893
Total Estimate of Expenses for one semester $39,644

*Graduate Certificate in Advanced Financial Technology students who enter the program from the Questrom MSMF will also be charged a program fee of $1,710 for the semester.

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Massachusetts law requires all students who carry at least 75 percent of the full-time curriculum to have medical insurance. Students who cannot demonstrate coverage under a qualifying medical insurance plan are required to purchase the University’s student health insurance plan. The cost of BU Medical Insurance for the 2020-2021 academic year is $2,466.


Private Loans

Many US citizens, permanent residents, and international students finance their graduate educations with credit-based education loans. US citizens and permanent residents who qualify as creditworthy do not require cosigners. For more information about lenders in the rapidly changing loan environment, please visit BU’s Alternative Financing Options website

International students, however, may need to apply with a creditworthy US citizen or permanent resident with a US-based address. We encourage you to research the different loan programs and determine which loan best fits your needs. All students are encouraged to seek lenders offering loans with the most favorable terms. Here are some loan options for International Students seeking to borrow without a co-borrower and important steps you should take in investigating all loan options.


Private Scholarships

Many state and private organizations offer scholarships to students who demonstrate academic excellence. The Graduate Academic & Development Center encourages you to apply for all external scholarship opportunities. For your convenience we have included a list of External Scholarship Opportunities.

External Resources:

  • Fast Web: Database of over 1.3 million scholarships, fellowships, and grants
  • FinAid: Information on scholarships, loans, saving plans, and military aid
  • Scholarships and Grants: Free US College Scholarships, Grants, Competitions and Awards Resources
  • Unigo: Database of over 2.5 million scholarship awards
  • CollegeBoard: College Board’s scholarship search from a database of over 2,300 sources
  • The Scholarship Page: Scholarship search engine
  • AAUW: American Association of University Women offers awards, grants, scholarships and fellowship opportunities to women
  • Government Finance Officers Association: Offers accounting, finance and business graduate scholarships
  • Government Grant programs (costs money for the information)
  • Grants for Single Mothers: Grants for Single Mothers is among the web’s top educational resource focused on helping single moms. Topics include single mom financial aid, scholarship resources, food and housing programs, parenting advice, and related information. The site is maintained by a single mom, Lindsay Blanche, in hopes to help and educate other single moms in need.

Veterans Benefits

Veterans and military personnel are eligible for educational assistance. If you are interested in taking advantage of this assistance, please contact 1-888-GI-BILL (1-888-442-4551) and speak with a Veterans Benefits Counselor or visit the GI Bill website.