High School Honors: Tuition, Aid, & Payment

The 2023 session of High School Honors was a great success. Please check back on December 15 for details about next summer’s program and to submit an application. Sign up for an email reminder. 

In summer 2023, the total charge for a commuter student taking 8-credits in the High School Honors program was $6,670. The total charge for a residential student taking 8-credits was $10,156, which includes room, board (14 meals per week), and all fees. Summer 2024 expenses will be posted on December 15. 

A fee is added to your account for each Student Health Services visit.

The application fee and spending money are not included in the total charge. You may also purchase a six-week membership to BU’s Fitness and Recreation Center for an additional fee when you arrive on campus.

Note: Application fees are nonrefundable. No refund or reduction in the total charge will be made if you arrive to the program late, leave the program early, or are dismissed from the program due to a violation of the program guidelines.

Financial aid

Limited financial aid is available for the High School Honors program. Please note that awards are based on both financial need and academic merit. If you would like to be considered for financial aid, please enclose the following with your application:

  • Pages 1 and 2 of your parents’ or guardians’ 2022 or 2023 Federal Income Tax Form (filed in 2023 or 2024). Note: Tax forms must be mailed or faxed. Do not email or upload them. Social security numbers must be blocked out before faxing or mailing the form to our office.
  • A letter from your parent or guardian describing your general financial situation and the particular circumstances that prevent you from paying the full tuition and fees.

Phone: 617-353-1378
Fax: 617-358-0646

Mailing Address:
Boston University Summer Term
High School Honors Program
200 Riverway, Suite B14
Boston, MA 02215

Note: Applications with financial aid requests are not considered complete until all materials, including financial aid documents, have been submitted. Admission decisions are made without regard to financial aid consideration. Commuter and online students enrolled in only one course and international students are not eligible for financial aid.

Payment deadline

The payment deadline is indicated in your offer of acceptance. Full payment not received by the deadline may result in the cancellation of your registration. Students accepted after the payment deadline must submit payment in full within one week of receiving payment instructions through our enrollment portal.

How to pay

BU accepts payment for High School Honors by credit card, check, or international wire transfer. You will need your BU ID number to submit payment.

Specific information for making payment, along with your BU ID number, is provided through our online enrollment portal. After completing your electronic Participation Agreement form, you will receive an email with information about accessing the portal.

Note: International students are also required to submit the Immunization Requirements Form before you can be registered for the program and receive a BU ID number.

For more information about enrollment procedures, please click here.

A Day in the Life

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How to Apply

Applications open on December 15.



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