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Boston University

Boston, MA
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Tuition & Aid

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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Tuition for the 2011-2012 academic year was $40,848; standard room and board was $12,710. Additional mandatory fees equaled $572. Allowances for the cost of books, supplies, travel, and other incidental expenses brought the total cost of attendance for a resident...
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Bang for Your Buck
Although the price of a BU education is not cheap, the school doles out more than $160 million in need-based aid for undergrads. The school also has numerous merit scholarships, including Dean’s Scholarships, Presidential Scholarships, and National Merit Scholarships. Most merit scholarships are... More More
Bottom Line
A BU education can cost a pretty penny without aid. Currently, tuition is $45,686 dollars for the 2014–2015 academic year. That total comes up to $61,694 with estimated fees, books, and room and board—and with rents on the rise in Boston, living off-campus likely won’t produce any savings. That... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

233 Bay State Road

Boston, MA 02215

United States

Phone: 617-353-2300

Fax: 617-353-9695


Financial Aid Statistics

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Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
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Available Aid
Financial Aid Methodology Used:Institutional
Scholarships and Grants:Federal Pell
State Scholarships / Grants
Private Scholarships
College / University Scholarships
Federal Direct Student Loan Programs:Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFEL):Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans
Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study):Yes
Highest amount undergraduates earned annually from part-time on-campus work (not including Work Study):$18,767
Direct Lender:Yes

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Financial Aid Application Process

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Rolling Basis Notification Begins
  • Required Forms
    CSS/Financial Aid Profile
    Noncustodial Profile
Office Phone Number :617-353-4176

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