2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, undergraduate tuition & fees at BU is $55,892.
The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at Boston University is $57,906.
The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 3.60% from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 2.49% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs stayed same from the previous year. The undergraduate tuition and fees at Boston University are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($55,336 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$53,948$17,670
2019-2020$55,892$18,110
Change % 2019-20203.60%2.49%
2020-2021$57,906$18,561
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For graduate school, the tuition and fees are $55,502 for academic year 2019-2020.
The estimated graduate school tuition & fees at BU is $57,502 for academic year 2020-2021.
The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 3.60% from the previous year. The graduate tuition and fees at Boston University are little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($48,199 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$53,572$17,670
2019-2020$55,502$18,110
Change % 2019-20203.60%2.49%
2020-2021$57,502$18,561
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at BU.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearCost Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate2018-2019$1,651
2019-2020$1,710
2020-2021$1,771
Graduate2018-2019$1,651
2019-2020$1,710
2020-2021$1,771
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for Boston University graduates. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $52,800 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $75,900 for Boston University graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$52,800$59,300$48,800
7 Years After Graduation$54,700--
8 Years After Graduation$63,400--
9 Years After Graduation$63,600--
10 Years After Graduation$75,900$86,600$68,800

BU 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at BU for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $238,060.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at Boston University.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at Boston University
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024Fall 2020$57,305$58,754$60,239$61,762$238,060
Class of 2025Fall 2021$58,754$60,239$61,762$63,323$244,078
Class of 2026Fall 2022$60,239$61,762$63,323$64,924$250,249
Class of 2027Fall 2023$61,762$63,323$64,924$66,566$256,575
Class of 2028Fall 2024$63,323$64,924$66,566$68,248$263,062
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at Boston University. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $317,783.
Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at Boston University.
4 years COA at Boston University
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024Fall 2020$76,738$78,514$80,334$82,197$317,783
Class of 2025Fall 2021$78,514$80,334$82,197$84,104$325,150
Class of 2026Fall 2022$80,334$82,197$84,104$86,057$332,693
Class of 2027Fall 2023$82,197$84,104$86,057$88,057$340,416
Class of 2028Fall 2024$84,104$86,057$88,057$90,105$348,324
Last year, 48 students ( 0.26% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $185,443.
Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at Boston University.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at Boston University
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024Fall 2020$43,653$45,429$47,249$49,112$185,443
Class of 2025Fall 2021$45,429$47,249$49,112$51,019$192,810
Class of 2026Fall 2022$47,249$49,112$51,019$52,972$200,353
Class of 2027Fall 2023$49,112$51,019$52,972$54,972$208,076
Class of 2028Fall 2024$51,019$52,972$54,972$57,020$215,984

2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for last five years. Use left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Boston University.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Boston University 2020 Costs of Attendance
Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$55,892$1,000 $18,110
Graduate$55,502 $1,000$18,110


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