Boston University

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
$ 50000
Tuition and Fees (without financial aid)


Bachelor’s degree*

*Online/hybrid programming available

State grant

Institutional grant

State scholarship

Institutional scholarship

Corporate Partner Tuition Discounts

Donor-restricted funds available specifically for adult learners

Weekend courses


Cooperative education

Accepted through:

Advanced Placement (AP)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Some of BU’s Metropolitan College programs sometimes can approve CLEP and DSST examinations: click here for more.

Accelerated programs

Open educational resources on a course-by-course basis; through the library

Extended office hours

Learning center

Tutoring resources

Flexible scheduling

Application assistance/support (via phone, email)

Emergency fund program

Partnership with community organizations

Assistance outside the academic year

The BU Financial Assistance office offers financial assistance to help students pay for tuition, fees, books, transportation, and living expenses. The Dean of Students Office has limited amount of emergency funds available for students in need. Emergencies include student issues such as: food and housing insecurity, fires, floods, natural disasters, death in family, thefts, basic living expenses for books and day to day supplies, and emergency flights home. Please note we also work hand-in-hand with the Boston University Financial Assistance Office to look at the student’s entire financial picture and available assistance. Boston University also has two highly discounted residence halls available for women: first there is the Harriet E. Richards Cooperative House – for Undergraduate Women‚ “The Harriet E. Richards Cooperative House (HER House) was established in 1928 at 328 Bay State Road. In 1940, it moved to its present location at 191 Bay State Road. The residence is one of the oldest cooperative dorms in the nation. It was established to provide women who otherwise would be unable to afford college a chance to attend BU by offering nominal room and board‚ a mission it continues today.” BU also has the Fisk House. “Located at 146 Commonwealth Avenue near Dartmouth Street in Boston’s Back Bay, Fisk House is a cooperative residence for women graduate students enrolled at Boston University. Administered by the Office of Residential Life and supported and maintained by the Boston University Women’s Council, Fisk House provides a residence for 16 students at nominal cost. It is the only subsidized graduate student residence at Boston University.”

For more information, contact Metropolitan College Student Services at 617-353-2980 or visit BU’s admissions page.