Summer Challenge: Tuition & Payment

Application Fee (nonrefundable): $50

Total Charge: $4,700

Student Health Services Fee: $25 per visit

The total charge for Summer Challenge includes tuition, housing, and all meals in the dining hall. It also includes textbooks and all sponsored activities during the two-week program. A $750 nonrefundable deposit (applied to tuition) is required once you commit to attending Summer Challenge in order to secure your place in the program.

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

A $25 fee is added to your account for each Student Health Services visit.

There is no financial aid available for the Summer Challenge program.

Note: Application fees and tuition deposits are nonrefundable. No refund or reduction in the total charge will be made for a student who arrives to the program late, leaves the program early, or is dismissed from the program due to a violation of the program guidelines.

Payment deadline

The payment deadline is June 1, 2024 or the date indicated in your offer of admission. Full payment not received by the deadline may result in the cancellation of your registration and the forfeit of your selected seminars.

How to pay

Boston University accepts payment for Summer Challenge 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 Participation Agreement form and paying your $750 nonrefundable deposit, you will receive an email with information about accessing the portal.

Note: International students are also required to submit an Immunization Record Form to be registered for the program and receive a BU ID number.

For more information about enrollment procedures, please click here.

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Applications Closed

All sessions in the Summer Challenge program are now full, and we are no longer accepting applications for summer 2024.


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