The total cost of attendance at Boston University is
per year (which includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses)
|Room and Board||$15,720|
|Books and Supplies||$1,000|
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If you're applying to Boston University and hoping for need-based financial aid, you'll need to fill out the CSS Profile.
The average student at Boston University pays
At Boston University
of freshmen receive some form of financial aid
|Income range||Average cost|
|$0 - $30,000||$26,482|
|$30,001 - $48,000||$24,148|
|$48,001 - $75,000||$28,388|
|$75,001 - $110,000||$33,704|
|$110,001 and up||$47,331|
Boston University's financial aid meets
of students' demonstrated need
The average Boston University merit scholarship for students without financial need is
How much will I pay at Boston University?
Boston University works to help students not only pay for their college education and keep costs as affordable as possible, but they also help students plan accordingly. Boston University offers several ways to help students pay for school besides just merit and need-based scholarships and grants. These include education programs for veterans, loans and finance options including payment plans prepaid tuition plans, and credit-based loans. Additional ways that students can help subsidize the cost of school include an offering of on-campus student employment and work-study opportunities.
There are a variety of calculators that can help you plan your Boston University education. These include loan calculators, price calculators, and planning calculators. All of these tools can help you plan accordingly for your education including loan affordability, budgeting, and cost.
Boston University also offers an online financial assistance initiative program called Smart Money 101. Here you can find a variety of workshops, money guides, articles, tips and budgeting calculators. Students can also register for an free account on Cash Course. This website offers a personal dashboard for students to work at managing their finances, provides self-study opportunities to learn more about financial topics, and contains an infinite amount of tips, videos, articles, and tools to personalize your experience and help manage your money.
The BU Student Loan Accounting Page offers a Financial Literacy resource for students. There are links to a variety of resource on and off-campus and online. There is a list of useful apps and help for budgeting and money management with access to additional tools and resources.
BU also offers Tuition Remission for students whose employers (or whose parents' employers) offer tuition benefits. Another way that can help subsidize the cost of a BU education is through the Tuition Exchange, Inc. Program, which is a national organization that provides scholarships for children of employees from other member colleges and universities.
If you are looking for additional guidance, the Financial Aid Office at Boston University also offers periodic Virtual Chat Sessions where certified advisors are available to answer questions, offer tips, suggestions, and explain more about how the financial aid process works. Boston University also provides a comprehensive Frequently Asked Question page.
Boston University's full cost of attendance has increased an average of
per year since 2014
Boston University's average net price has increased an average of
per year since 2014
Given past trends, we expect Boston University's tuition pricing to be the following.
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The average starting salary for a Boston University graduate is
and grows in the following way over time
|Years after graduation||Average salary|
The average student at Boston University takes out
in student loans
The student loan repayment rate at Boston University is
after five years
after seven years
The student loan default rate at Boston University is
after three years
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The application fee for Boston University is
The acceptance rate at Boston University is
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