|Application Fee||$50||Per Application||No|
|Intent to Register Fee||$150||First Semester Only||No|
|New International Student Fee||$350||First Semester Only||No|
|Reactivation Fee||$150||Per Application||No|
|Part-Time Degree Student Fee||$150||Upon Registration||Before 10am on the first day of the semester|
|Non-Matriculating Student Fee||$250||Upon Registration||Before 10am on the first day of the semester|
|D.M.D.S. Intensive Fee||$250||Per Intensive Course||Before 10am on the first day of the semester|
|D.M.S.I.A Intensive Fee||$150||Per Intensive Course||Before 10am on the first day of the semester|
|City Lab Materials Fee||$30||Upon Registration||No|
|Continuation Fee||$1,000||Upon Registration||No|
|Materials/Lab Fees||Vary||Upon Registration||No|
|Late Payment Fee||$150||Unmet Deadline||No|
|Official Payments Payment Plan Enrollment Fee||$35||Per Semester||No|
|Official Payments Payment Plan Late Fee||$20||Per Occurrence||No|
|Late Registration Fee||$100||Unmet Deadline||No|
|Withdrawal Fee Fall/Spring||$50||Per Semester||No|
|Withdrawal Fee Summer||$25||Per Course||No|
|Transfer & Prior Practice Credit Fee||$200||Per Assessment||No|
|BDS Independent Practicum Fee||$200||Per Credit||No|
|Prior Learning Assessment Application Fee||$400||1.5 Credit Course||No|
|Prior Learning Assessment Application Fee||$500||3.0 Credit Course||No|
|Distance M.Arch CEP Course||$1,200||Upon Registration||No|
|Student Activity Fee||$25||Per Semester||Before 10am on the first day of the semester|
|Resource Fee (On-Site)||$300||Per Semester||Before 10am on the first day of the semester|
|Resource Fee (Distance)||$150||Per Semester||Before 10am on the first day of the semester|
|International Student Fee (On-Site)||$250||Per Semester (After first semester)||Before 10am on the first day of the semester|
|D.M.Arch Low-Residency Student Fee (6+)||$1,500||Per Semester||Before 10am on the first day of the semester|
|D.M.Arch Low-Residency Student Fee (<6)||$750||Per Semester||Before 10am on the first day of the semester|
|Trip Fees||Vary||Per Trip||No|
|Graduation Fee||$100||Upon Enrollment in Final Course||No|
|BAC Student Health Insurance Fee||TBD||Fall for Full Year||Can be waived upon proof of coverage|
|BAC Student Health Insurance - Fee Fall Only||TBD||Fall for Half Year||Can be waived upon proof of coverage|
|BAC Student Health Insurance Fee - Spring Only||TBD||Spring for Half Year||Can be waived upon proof of coverage|
|Tuition Refund Insurance||$142.50||Per Semester||Can be waived at students discretion|
|Official Transcript Fee||$6||Per Transcript||No|
|Replacement Studio Access Card||$30||Per Occurrence||No|
|Replacement Studio Access Key||$250||Per Occurrence||No|
|Late Thesis Document Fee||$50||Per Occurrence||No|
|Diploma Replacement Fee||$35||Per Occurrence||No|
|Returned Check Fee (NSF)||$25-$50||Per Occurrence||No|
|Replacement Refund Check||$25||Per Occurrence||No|
International Student Fee
In order to provide the best service possible to International students enrolled at the BAC, fees are charged to students who attend on any Visa. A fee of $350 is paid by all new Visa students in the first semester in accompaniment with the Intent to Register Fee. A fee of $250 will be charged to on-site students each semester thereafter.
After being away from the BAC for five consecutive semesters students are required to reapply to their program of study. This fee is paid at the time of application and is non-refundable.
Part-Time Degree Student Fee
Students in an on-site program registering part-time, in less than six credits, are required to pay the Part-Time Fee. This fee is non-refundable after 10:00 am on the first day of classes for the semester.
Non-Matriculating Student Fee
Students who received permission to register in a degree course while not enrolled in a degree program at the BAC are required to pay the non-matriculating student fee. This fee is non-refundable after 10:00 am on the first day of classes for the semester.
D.M.D.S & D.M.S.I.A Intensive Fee
Distance Master of Design Studies and Distance Master of Science in Interior Architecture students pay per credit for all of the courses in the program. This fee is charged per intensive course to offset the added costs of running the intensive course and allow the BAC to provide the best learning experiences for our students throughout the intensive courses.
City Lab Materials Fee
Students in their first semester at the BAC will enroll in the City Lab course. The revenue of this fee goes toward expenses such as; food, workbooks, subway passess, and admission into various places. This fee is paid upon clearance for the semester or at the time of registration.
Student who are not enrolled in academic credits but still want to engage with the institution by receiving services for fulfilling practice credits, fulfilling an incomplete requirements, submitting a portfolio or participating in a gateway project may enroll in the continuation course and pay the fee. This course is 0 academic credits but counts toward full-time equivelency. Graduate students in this status are able to defer their loans and borrow for living expenses in some cases. Please discuss this with the Financial Aid Office.
Certain courses may require a materials or lab fee. In those cases the student will be charged upon registration. These fees are non-refundable after 10:00 am on the first day of classes.
Late Payment Fee
All students are required to pay their student tuition account on a specified due date prior each semester. If students do not meet that deadline they are charged a Late Clearance Fee. For on-site students they are then required to pay the fee and resolve the necessary requirements in order to register. If clearance occurs after online registration then the Late Registration Fee will apply as well.
Official Payments Payment Plan Enrollment Fee
Payment Plans are administered by Official Payments and they charge an enrollment fee of $35 for a 5 month plan. To activate a plan please see the Payment Options page.
Official Payments Payment Plan Late Fee
Payment Plans are administered by Official Payments and a $20 Late Fee is charged on any payments more than 10 days past the due date. For more information please see the Payment Options page.
When a student registers for the semester and decides to withdraw from the entire semester prior to 10 am on the first day of classes they are given a 100% tuition refund and are charged a withdrawal fee. For MDS, non-degree students and in the summer for all others the fee is charged per course withdrawal.
Transfer Credit & Prior Practice Credit Fee
Within the first year of matriculation at the BAC all transfer credits and prior practice credits will be accepted at no charge. Any transfer credits or prior practice credits submitted after that first year are subject to a $200 fee per assessment of those credits.
Students who have been approved for a thesis extension have 7 weeks to complete during the incomplete timeline. After that 7 weeks they are charged every two weeks 1/8 of the 6-10.5 credit tuition level until the thesis is finished.
Distance M.Arch CEP Fee
Distance M.Arch students who commit to a Contract of Educational Progress (CEP) are charged the fee upon approval by the program director and registration in the zero credit course.
Student Activity Fee
The Student Activity Fee is mandatory to all students in the fall and spring semesters. This fee is charged to support the student government organization, Atelier. The fee is non-refundable after 10:00 am on the first day of classes.
The revenue generated by the Resource Fee is used to support the services and space provided to BAC students to include; the use of technology and labs, the BAC woodshop, studio space and the extension of building hours. This fee is mandatory to all students in the fall and spring semesters and is charged upon registration, $600 per year, $300 per semester, for on-site students in 6 or more credits and $150 for students enrolled in distance programs.
D.M.Arch Low-Residency Student Fee
The D.M.Arch Low-Residency Student Fee is charged to all students enrolled in the Distance Master of Architecture program each semester. Distance M.Arch students benefit from an accellerated program and have access to personalized advising in regards to both academics and practice. The fee is charged to offset costs for these services. The rate varies depending on if you are enrolled in 6 or more credits or less than 6 credits.
Students participating in trips will be required to pay a trip payment that covers the cost of the trip above the semesters' tuition. The trip deposit is non-refundable and all payments are made upon specified due dates from the departments running the trip.
This fee is charged upon enrollment in the final course (Degree Project II, BDS Degree Project, Thesis II or Capstone). This fee must be paid along with the other semester tuition and fees and is non-refundable. If a student does not then graduate that term they do not have to pay the fee again.
Health Insurance Fees
Due to mandates set by the state of Massachusetts, the BAC's policy regarding health insurance is that all resident and international on-site degree and CE certificate students who carry a course load equivalent to 6 or academic credits at the undergraduate level and 4.5 or more academic credits at the graduate level have health insurance. Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan. Enrollment in the fall is for either annual coverage (August 29, 2016 to August 28, 2017) or fall only coverage (August 29, 2016 to December 17, 2016). If a student enrolls in the spring only they will receive coverage for half of the year (January 17, 2017 to August 28, 2017). See the Student Health Insurance webpage for more details.
If a student has a current health insurance plan that is comparable, the Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan can be waived. Waivers need to be submitted by the specified clearance due dates to have the charge removed from the tuition bill. Waivers should be submitted online through the Gallagher website.
Tuition Refund Insurance
If a student is unable to complete the semester due to a covered medical reason, Tuition Refund Insurance, provided by GradGuard, can help to refund the tuition and fees up to the annual policy limits. This program is in place to help protect the student's education investment and it complements and enhances the BAC's refund policy. Please see the Tuition Refund Insurance web page for further information. If you would like to decline this coverage you may do so by completing the appropriate waiver on the GradGuard website (onsite or Distance).
Replacement Studio Access Card and Key Fee
Students are given studio access cards or keys when registered in specific courses. If access cards or keys are lost there is a replacement fee associated. Contracts outlining the policy are signed when the cards and keys are handed out.
Late Thesis Document Fee
Thesis documents are due on a specified date. If a student needs an extension that does not require registration, this is worked out directly with the Thesis Department and a fee is charged.
Diploma Replacement Fee
Any student who requires a replacement diploma is charged a $35.00 fee. This fee is processed through the Bursar's Office upon ordering a replacement with the Registrar's Office.
Returned Check Fee (NSF)
Check payments that are returned for insufficient funds for stop payment will be charged a Returned Check Fee. Fees are charged as follows: $25 for the first occurrence, $35 for the second occurrence and $50 for the third occurrence. After the third occurrence personal checks will no longer be accepted.