Summer Semester

Academic Calendar

Summer Session I – 2021
May 24 Classes Begin
May 31 Memorial Day Holiday, Classes Suspended
July 2 Last Day of Classes
Summer Session II – 2021
July 6 Classes Begin
August 13 Last Day of Classes

Summer 2021 Tuition Rates

Courses numbered 100-599 $730 per credit
Courses numbered 600-999 $1,777 per credit
Student Services Fee $60
Laboratory Fees $200

Payment Deadlines

Courses Deadline
Summer 1, 2021 May 24, 2021
Summer 2, 2021 July 6, 2021
Online Programs – Summer 1, 2021 May 11 , 2021
Online Programs – Summer 2, 2021 July 6, 2021

Requests for Summer Federal Loans

Please note there is a separate/additional process for requesting federal loans for the summer semester. To be eligible for federal loans for the summer semester, you must be enrolled in a degree program, registered for a minimum of six credits, or be completing a required Clinical Experience that summer. In addition, you must have a current/upcoming year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Boston University. Boston University’s FAFSA code is 002130. If you are a first-time borrower of Federal Direct Unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS loans, please note you must complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN). Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Graduate PLUS Loans have separate MPNs.

To request federal loans for the summer semester, please complete and submit the appropriate form(s) below. Updated summer forms typically become available in late March each year:

You may submit your loan request after you register for summer classes. Please allow two weeks of processing time for the loan to be in place by the tuition deadline.

Requests for Summer Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study program helps find employment for students who demonstrate financial need (as determined by FAFSA). Jobs may be available for eligible students in the University and at off-campus nonprofit agencies. To apply for summer work-study funds, a separate Sargent College Graduate Summer Work-Study Application is required and can be found in Forms and Resources.


Review our FAQs or contact Janet Turner, Assistant Director of Graduate Financial Aid. Janet serves as the liaison between our graduate students and the BU Financial Assistance office.