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Boston University

Undergraduate Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tuition & Fees $42,994 $42,994
Room & Board $13,190 $13,190
Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,000
Other Expenses $1,916 $1,916
TOTAL $59,100 $59,100

Undergraduate Expenses

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Approximately 60% of those attending Boston University receive financial aid. The average amount of federal, state, or local aid is $28,691. The average amount of student loans is $10,118. Make sure you apply to all grants and loans that you qualify for. You can also use our Scholarship Search to help you pay for college.


In-State:

  • Tuition & Fees: 73%
  • Room & Board: 22%
  • Books & Supplies: 2%
  • Other Expenses: 3%
Tuition & Fees 73%
Room & Board 22%
Books & Supplies 2%
Other Expenses 3%

Out-Of-State

  • Tuition & Fees: 73%
  • Room & Board: 22%
  • Books & Supplies: 2%
  • Other Expenses: 3%
Tuition & Fees 73%
Room & Board 22%
Books & Supplies 2%
Other Expenses 3%

Graduate Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tuition & Fees $42,400 $42,400

Financial Aid Received by Boston University Students

  Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grant 13% $5,831
Local Grant 4% $2,241
Institutional Grant 49% $22,614
Pell Grant 13% $4,314
Student Loans 47% $10,118
TOTAL FINANCIAL AID 60% $28,691

Required Financial Aid Forms

  • FAFSA
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • State aid form
  • Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent’s Statement
  • Business/Farm Supplement

Types of Loans Available

  • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • FFEL PLUS Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • State Loans

Payment Plans

  • Academic Management Services (AMS)
  • Other: prepaid tuition plan.

Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid Officer
Christine McGuire
Executive Director of Financial Assistance
chmcguir@bu.edu

Financial Aid Office

P (617) 353-2965
F (617) 353-8200
@ finaid@bu.edu

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