RISE: Tuition, Aid, & Payment


Tuition & Fees

Application Fee (nonrefundable) $50
Tuition* $5,100
Service Fees $470
Student Health Services** $25 per visit

Room & Board Options***

14 meals per week $2,988
19 meals per week $3,288

*Note: A $1,000 nonrefundable deposit (applied to tuition) is required once you commit to attending RISE to secure your place in the program.

**A $25 fee is added to a student’s account for each Student Health Services visit.
***Room & Board fees are for the entire six-week session. Students interested in commuting should follow the commuting guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact the program staff at rise@bu.edu.

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 charge when you arrive on campus.

Note: Application fees and tuition deposits 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 RISE program. Please note that awards are based on financial need. 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’ 2021 or 2022 Federal Income Tax Form (filed in 2022 or 2023). 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.

Financial aid applications must be received by February 14, 2023.

Phone: 617-358-3034
Fax: 617-358-0646

Mailing Address:
Boston University Summer Term
Research in Science & Engineering 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.

Payment deadline

The payment deadline is June 1, 2023 or the date 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 RISE 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 and paying your $1,000 nonrefundable deposit, you will receive an email with information about accessing the portal.

For more information about enrollment procedures, click here.


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