Tuition, Fees & Payment

Boston University is conducting all courses remotely for the duration of Summer Term 2020. No in-person meetings will be held.

We are committed to providing a vibrant and robust remote learning experience, and we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the resources and guidelines we are providing for all students this summer.

Resources for Remote Learning


The tuition for a course is determined by its number of credits, the level of the course (undergraduate vs graduate), and the Boston University school or college through which it is offered. The chart below lists the per credit tuition charges for Summer 2020. The tuition for each course is also listed at the end of its course description, found in the Courses section.

Tuition costs per credit, 2020

Courses numbered 100 to 599, per credit
Courses numbered 600 to 999, per credit


College of Fine Arts
Music education courses on campus, per credit
College of Engineering
All courses numbered 500 and above, per credit
Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
All courses on campus, per credit
School of Theology
Non-DMin master’s program summer courses, per credit
School of Social Work
All courses on campus, per credit
Metropolitan College
Courses numbered 100–599 on campus, per credit
Metropolitan College
Graduate courses numbered 600–999 on campus, per credit
Questrom School of Business
MBA part-time, per credit

Additional fees

Paid by each student and not refundable once a session has begun
Student Services Fee
(per session)
Laboratory Fee
(per lab course)
Replacement fee for student identification card (Terrier Card) $40
Late payment fees $75–300*

*A minimum late payment fee of $75 is assessed beginning May 21, 2020, for the first session and 12-week courses, and July 7, 2020, for the second session. The late payment fee will increase throughout each academic session to a maximum of $300 for payments received as of July 2, 2020, for Session 1 and 12-week courses, and August 14, 2020, for Session 2.


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