How to Pay
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.
Payment is due by the session payment deadline: May 20, 2020, for Session 1 and the 12-week session, and July 6, 2020, for Session 2. If your payment is received after the session deadline, your account will be assessed a late payment fee.
If you have an active BU login name and Kerberos password, you can make an electronic payment using a US bank account on the Student Link. Select “Money Matters,” then “Student Account Inquiry,” and click on the “Make a Payment” link.
You can also grant access to parents, legal guardians, or another third party to make payments on your student account. To grant access using the Student Link, click on “ShareLink Access” on the top of the page.
If you do not have an active BU login account, you can make electronic payments using the link provided under Payment Options at bu.edu/payment.
Payment by mail or in person
If you are not able to complete payment online, please return your payment by check (made out to “Boston University”), and/or any notification of an approved education loan or outside scholarship, to:
Student Accounting Services
881 Commonwealth Avenue, Lower Level
Boston, MA 02215-1390
Please make sure to include your name and BU ID number on the front of the check.
Payment may also be made in person at the Student Accounting Services office, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. If you have any questions about the payment process, contact Student Accounting Services at 617-353-2264 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paying by credit card
If you attend BU on a part-time basis during the academic year, or if you are a visiting student enrolled in the summer, you may make your payment by credit card (American Express, VISA, MasterCard, or Discover).
If you are paying by credit card on the Student Link, select “Money Matters,” then “Student Account Inquiry,” click on “Make a Payment,” and follow the instructions. You will need to have an active BU login name and Kerberos password to gain access to the Student Link.
If you do not have access to the Student Link, please submit your credit card payment at bu.edu/payment.
BU offers two options for international payments of a student account balance: Flywire and Western Union Business Solutions. These vendors both provide a tailored interface for international payments to BU. Since the information collected through these vendors, including the student’s BU ID number, is transmitted electronically to BU along with payment, use of either of these vendors will allow for efficient crediting of payments to the correct student account.
Links to each of these vendors’ web pages are below for more information about the services they provide.
A payment plan is available to students during each summer session. The plan allows you to defer 75% of your billed amount each session. A down payment and fee are due upon enrollment. Starting in late March, enrollment is available on the Student Link by selecting “Money Matters,” “Student Account Inquiry,” then “Payment Plan.” Enrollment in the payment plan must be completed by the session payment deadline. Visit the Student Accounting Services website for further information.
Agency or third-party scholarship
If a sponsor, government, or company will be paying all or part of your education expenses and requires an invoice, you must submit a billing authorization or sponsorship letter to Student Accounting Services and pay any remaining balance by the payment deadline. Sponsorship letters can be sent by mail, fax, or as a PDF by email to:
Student Accounting Services
881 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215-1390
Please note: Valid sponsorship letters should include the specific amount and time period of the sponsorship as well as a contact name and billing address. Sponsorship that is contingent on grade(s) earned cannot be used for account settlement. You will continue to be billed for any balance due and are responsible for payment of all fees in the event of non-payment by a sponsor.
Student account holds
If your student account remains unpaid after a Summer Session has begun, a comptroller hold may be placed on your record to restrict access to University services, including but not limited to registration for future semesters and obtaining official transcript(s) and diploma(s).
Financial aid for BU students enrolled during the summer is limited. BU scholarships are available only to eligible students enrolled in certain courses. Federal grants and loans are available only in limited circumstances. Federal Work-Study and credit-based loans (federal and private) are available for those who qualify. Generally, visiting students should apply for loans and any other aid that may be available through their home institution.
For specific information, visit the BU Financial Assistance website.