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Boston U Tuition & Fees Report

Expensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does Boston University Cost?

Are the tuition & fee charges at Boston University reasonable when compared to nationwide averages? Find out here. If you're looking for specific information on Boston U costs, you can go to any of the following sections:

How Much Does Boston U Charge for Tuition?

$59,816 In-State Tuition & Fees
$59,816 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

The average tuition and fees at Boston University for undergraduates was $59,816 a year in 2020-2021. Students from Massachusetts did not receive a discount.

Tuition & Fees$58,560$1,256$59,816

Boston University tuition and fees is the number charged to students for one year of attendance, and does not include room and board.

The numbers quoted on this page are all sticker price and don't include any financial aid or scholarships students may qualify for.

How much does Boston University cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do Boston U Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

The national out-of-state average for tuition and fees is $19,933 a year. With yearly tuition and fees charges running about $59,816 for out-of-state undergrads, Boston University is relatively expensive when compared to other schools in the country. Note that Boston U does not give any in-state discounts.

If you want to know how Boston U compares to other schools in the nation, in the region, and in the state, see the chart below.

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Remember to also consider financial aid when trying to decide if you can afford to go to a particular school. For more details on that, see: Boston University Financial Aid.

Boston U Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

3.50% Tuition Increase
3.55% Fee Increase
$270,100 Est. 4-Year Cost

Tuition and Fees for Boston University increased with an average annual rate of 3.50% over the past five years. Tuition grew by 3.50%, and fees grew by 3.55%. The estimated cost for this year's tuition and fees is $64,079 if the growth rate continues.

This means an estimated $130,403 for two years of out-of-state tuition and fees at Boston U, and $270,100 for four years.

Remeber to factor in additional costs such as room and board, transportation or books.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at Boston U.


Don't Ignore Cost Increases

Unless your school has advertised price freezes, it is likely the cost of tuition and fees will go up every year. Make sure you factor this into your budget.

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