Fall Semester Late Fee Schedule

Most Students

If you are a new undergraduate student, or a continuing student, and not enrolled in Metropolitan College, your payment deadline is August 5, 2021, for the Fall 2021 semester.

Students assigned to on-campus University housing must make payment and settle their student accounts before they will be allowed to pick up their residence keys, move into their assigned residence, or be allowed access into on-campus residences.

Payment Received Fall Semester Late Fee Fall Semester Late Fee
On or Before the Payment Deadline Full-time Students Part-time Students
August 5, 2021 No late fee No late fee
August 6- September 2, 2021 $150 $75
September 3 – September 30, 2021 $300 $150
October 1 – October 31, 2021 $400 $200
November 1 – November 30, 2021 $500 $250
December 1, 2021 or later $600 $300

New Graduate Students and Metropolitan College Students

If this is your first semester as a graduate student at Boston University or if you are a Metropolitan College (MET) student, your payment deadline is September 16, 2021, for the Fall 2021 semester.

Please note: Late payment fees do not begin to accrue for new graduate students or MET students until September 17, 2021. However, students assigned to on-campus University housing must make payment and settle their student accounts before they will be allowed to pick up their residence keys, move into their assigned residence, or be allowed access into on-campus residences.

Payment Received Fall Semester Late Fee Fall Semester Late Fee
On or Before the Payment Deadline Full-time Students Part-time Students
September 16, 2021 No late fee No late fee
September 17 – September 30, 2021 $300 $150
October 1 – October 31, 2021 $400 $200
November 1 – November 30, 2021 $500 $250
December 1, 2021 or later $600 $300

Distance Education (Online) Students

If you are enrolled in online courses, your payment deadlines are listed. Payments must be received by close of business (5 p.m. EDT) on the day of the deadline.  Late fees are charged separately for each session, according to the schedule below.

Session Deadline
Fall 1, 2021 September 14, 2021
Fall 2, 2021 November 9, 2021

Late fee schedule:

Session Payment received Late fee amount
Fall 1, 2021 September 15 through October 24 $75
Fall 1, 2021 October 25 or later $150
Fall 2, 2021 November 10 through December 19 $75
Fall 2, 2021 December 20 or later $150