Payment & Withdrawal Deadlines

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

Charges for tuition and fees will be applied to your student account soon after you register for classes. These charges will remain, and you will be responsible for payment, unless you officially withdraw or drop your course(s) by the published deadlines.

Boston University Summer Term requires payment of all tuition, fee, room, and dining charges by the session payment deadlines stated below. If your payment is received after the session deadline, a late payment fee will be assessed.

Summer Session payment deadlines

Session 1 & 12-week session
Session 2
May 20, 2020 July 6, 2020

Late fees

A late payment fee will be assessed to your student account if your Summer Session payment or receipt of settlement documentation is received after the session payment deadline. 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 the 12-week courses, and August 14, 2020, for Session 2.

Student account holds

If your student account remains unpaid after the 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 release of grades, transcripts, and/or diplomas. Release of academic records and use of University services will be reinstated when payment is made.

Billing

View your student account online

If you have an active BU Login account and Kerberos password, you can view your Summer Session tuition and fees using the Student Link. Choose “Money Matters,” then “Student Account Inquiry.”

Paper bills

If you are a visiting student without an active BU login account, Student Accounting Services will send a bill to your home address. If you have not received a bill by 10 days prior to the session payment due date, you are responsible for contacting Student Accounting Services at 617-353-2264 to request one. Please note that a bill is not required to submit your payment. Your payment is due by the session payment deadline even if you have not received a bill.

Withdrawal deadlines

Absence from class or non-payment does not constitute an official withdrawal or dropped course. If your plans change and you are unable to attend a course for which you have registered, you must officially drop/withdraw from the class. Failure to do so within the add/drop deadlines for that course will result in your being held responsible for all tuition and fees associated with the course(s) in question.

Students can drop/withdraw from summer courses on the Student Link until the add/drop deadline. You can also complete a Summer Add/Drop Form and mail, email, fax, or deliver the form to the address below. At present, because staff are working remotely, we are accepting forms only by email.

Boston University Summer Term
755 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 105
Boston, MA 02215

Phone: 617-353-5124
Fax: 617-353-5532
Email: summer@bu.edu

Please note: If you are a visiting international student attending Summer Term on a Boston University Summer I-20, you must maintain full-time enrollment in the summer. If you have any questions, please contact sumintl@bu.edu.

Deadlines for standard Summer 2020 courses*

Course Adjustment
Summer 1
Summer 2
12-week courses
Add a course Wednesday, May 27 Friday, July 10 Wednesday, June 3
Drop without a W** Wednesday, May 27 Friday, July 10 Wednesday, June 3
Drop with a W Friday, June 12 Wednesday, July 29 Wednesday, July 8

*Standard courses are courses that start and end on the official dates of a six-week summer session: Summer 1 or Summer 2.

Nonstandard courses have a class meeting schedule that differs from an official six-week session. Add/drop dates for nonstandard courses are individually determined, and can be found next to the course on the Student Link or summer description.

**Tuition and fee charges remain after these deadlines have passed. Fee charges remain after the first day of the summer session.

Tuition credit schedule, 2020

Session 1 (6-week standard courses)
May 20 Last day for 100% credit on tuition, Student Services fee, and lab fees
From May 21 to May 27 100% credit on tuition only. No credit on Student Services fee or lab fees
Starting May 28 No credit on tuition and fees
Session 2 (6-week standard courses)
July 6 Last day for 100% credit on tuition, Student Services fee, and lab fees
From July 7 to July 10 100% credit on tuition only. No credit on Student Services fee or lab fees
Starting July 11 No credit on tuition and fees
12-week courses
May 20 Last day for 100% credit on tuition, Student Services fee, and lab fees
From May 21 to June 3 100% credit on tuition only. No credit on Student Services fee or lab fees
Starting June 4 No credit on tuition and fees

Credit balance

A credit balance on your account may be refunded by request. Students with access to the Student Link can make a request to refund an existing credit balance by clicking “Request a Refund” on the “Student Account Inquiry” page (under “Money Matters”). Please visit “Manage My Student Choice Refund” on the Student Link (under “Money Matters”) to enter your preferred bank account profile for your refund. Students who do not have access to the Student Link may make a request in writing by email to studenta@bu.edu or by sending a letter to:

Boston University
Student Accounting Services
881 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215-1390

Note that the “Request a Refund” option to Student Accounting should only be used if you have an existing credit balance. If you have a question about the charges on your student account, please contact the Summer Term office at summer@bu.edu or 617-353-5124.

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