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BU Tuition & Cost


Annual Cost to Attend

Sticker Price
$70,302
Costs for Boston University
Fee Cost
Tuition$50,980
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,102
Room and Board $15,270
Other Expenses Budget$1,950

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Boston University on a full time basis for 2017/2018 is $70,302 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $50,980 for tuition, $15,270 room and board, $1,000 for books and supplies and $1,102 for other fees.


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Net Price

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$33,728
Net Price by Income Boston University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$26,482
$30,001 to $48,000$24,148
$48,001 to $75,000$28,388
$75,001 to $110,000$33,704
$110,000+$47,331

The average reported annual net price for Boston University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $33,728 in 2017/2018.

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Boston University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $34,156 48%
Pell Grant $4,626 14%
Federal Student Loan $6,470 38%

The average reported annual net price for Boston University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $33,728 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Boston University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $119,596. The loan balance of $119,596 is a four year multiple of the $29,899 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,249 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $119,596
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,248.72
Total Interest Paid $30,250.24
Sum of All Loan Payments $149,846.24

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$281,208
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
All Residents $70,302 $73,147 $76,108 $79,188

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Boston University to be $281,208 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Cost Credit Hour and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Boston University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,593 $4,779 $6,372

Estimated cost for a class at Boston University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Boston University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Boston University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164988 IPEDS survey data for Boston University.