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 3, 2023, for the Fall 2023 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 3, 2023 No late fee No late fee
August 4- September 5, 2023 $150 $75
September 6 – September 30, 2023 $300 $150
October 1 – October 31, 2023 $400 $200
November 1 – November 30, 2023 $500 $250
December 1, 2023 or later $600 $300

New Graduate Students and Metropolitan College On-Campus Students

If this is your first semester as a graduate student at Boston University or if you are a Metropolitan College (MET) student and not enrolled in Distance Education courses, your payment deadline is September 18, 2023, for the Fall 2023 semester.

Please note: Late payment fees do not begin to accrue for new graduate students or MET students until September 19, 2023. 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 18, 2023 No late fee No late fee
September 19 – September 30, 2023 $300 $150
October 1 – October 31, 2023 $400 $200
November 1 – November 30, 2023 $500 $250
December 1, 2023 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, 2023 September 12, 2023
Fall 2, 2023 November 7, 2023

Late fee schedule:

Session Payment received Late fee amount
Fall 1, 2023 September 13 through October 22 $75
Fall 1, 2023 October 23 or later $150
Fall 2, 2023 November 8 through December 17 $75
Fall 2, 2023 December 18 or later $150