Payment & Withdrawal Deadlines

Charges for tuition and fees will be applied to your student account soon after you register for courses. 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 may be assessed.

Summer Sessions payment deadlines

Session 1 & 12-week session

Session 2

May 24, 2022 July 5, 2022

Late fees

A late payment fee may be assessed to your student account if your Summer Term payment or receipt of settlement documentation is received after the session payment deadline. The late fee schedule for summer 2022 is available beginning in February on the Student Accounting Services webpage.

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 deadline, 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 course. 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.

Boston University Summer Term
200 Riverway, Suite 114
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 email sumintl@bu.edu.

Deadlines for standard summer 2022 courses*

Course adjustment

Summer 1

Summer 2

12-week courses

Add a course Tuesday, May 31 Monday, July 11 Tuesday, June 7
Drop without a W** Tuesday, May 31 Monday, July 11 Tuesday, June 7
Drop with a W Thursday, June 16 Thursday, July 28 Tuesday, July 12

*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 course listings.

**Tuition and fee charges remain after the drop without a W deadline has passed. Fee charges remain after the first day of the summer session.

Tuition credit schedule, 2022

Session 1 (6-week standard courses*: May 24July 1)

May 24 Last day for 100% credit on tuition, Student Services fee, and lab fees
From May 25
to May 31
100% credit on tuition only. No credit on Student Services fee or lab fees
Starting June 1 No credit on tuition and fees

Session 2 (6-week standard courses*: July 5–August 12)

July 5 Last day for 100% credit on tuition, Student Services fee, and lab fees
From July 6
to July 11
100% credit on tuition only. No credit on Student Services fee or lab fees
Starting July 12 No credit on tuition and fees

12-week standard courses*: May 24–August 12

May 24 Last day for 100% credit on tuition, Student Services fee, and lab fees
From May 25
to June 7
100% credit on tuition only. No credit on Student Services fee or lab fees
Starting June 8 No credit on tuition and fees

*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 session. The tuition credit schedule for nonstandard courses is individually determined, according to the add/drop dates listed next to the course on the Student Link or summer course listings. The chart below explains the tuition credit schedule for nonstandard summer courses.

Nonstandard courses

“Course Start Date” Last day for 100% credit on tuition, Student Services fee, and lab fees
From day after “Course Start Date” to “Last day to drop without ‘W’ grade” 100% credit on tuition only. No credit on Student Services fee or lab fees
Starting the day after the “Last day to drop without ‘W’ grade” 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 emailing studenta@bu.edu or by sending a letter to:

Boston University
Student Accounting Services
25 Buick Street, Suite 130
Boston, MA 02215

Note that the “Request a Refund” option 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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