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Boston University

Boston, MA
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Tuition & Aid

Boston U. Says...

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

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Financial Aid Statistics

Receiving any financial aid

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$34,004
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$29,854
Average Need-Based Loan
$5,526
Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$39,166
Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
56%
Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$30,977
Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$45,686
Required Fees
$978
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Estimated Room for Commuters (not living at home)
$9,200
Estimate Board for Commuters (living at home)
$2,136
Estimate Board for Commuters (not living at home)
$4,830
Estimate Transportation for Commuters (living at home)
$2,480
Estimate Transportation for Commuters (not living at home)
$630
Available Aid
Financial Aid Methodology Used:Institutional
Scholarships and Grants:Federal Pell
SEOG
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

Financial Aid Application Deadline
February
15
Rolling Basis Notification Begins
April
1
  • Required Forms
  • FAFSA
    CSS/Financial Aid Profile
    Noncustodial Profile
Office Phone Number :617-353-4176

Tuition and Aid

  • Financial Aid Rating:
    90
  • Tuition:
    $45,686
  • On-Campus Room and Board:
    $14,030
  • Ugrads receiving need-based financial aid:
    57%
  • Avg % of Need Met:
    86%
  • Avg Financial Aid Package:
    $35,766
  • Financial Aid Application Deadline:
    02/15
  • Financial Aid Notification Date:
    Rolling Basis