How to Pay

How to Pay

Payment is due by the session payment deadline: May 22, 2018, for Session 1 and the 12-week session, and July 2, 2018, for Session 2. If your payment is received after the session deadline, your account will be assessed a late payment fee.

Electronic Payment

If you have an active BU login name and Kerberos password, you can make an electronic payment using a U.S. 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 guardian, or other 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

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:

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

Please make sure to include your name and Boston University 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

Paying by Credit Card

If you attend Boston University on a part-time basis during the academic year, or if you are a visiting student enrolled on a part-time basis, 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

International Payment

Boston University 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. Use of either of these services will generally result in a lower exchange rate and/or total transaction cost for the student than payment by bank wire. In addition, since the information collected through these vendors, including the student’s BU account number, is transmitted electronically to BU along with payment, use of either of these vendors will allow for faster 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.

Payment Plan

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. 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:

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

Fax: 617-353-3313

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. Students will continue to be billed for any balance due, and are responsible for payment of all fees in the event of nonpayment 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

Financial aid for Boston University students enrolled during the summer is limited. BU scholarships are available only to eligible students enrolled in certain courses in the Accelerated Medical, Physical Therapy, or Athletic Training program. 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.