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Tuition & Fees

The cost of a Boston Architectural College degree includes tuition and required fees that cover administrative costs and contribute to your education. To also help you with your college planning, please visit our Net Price Calculator and learn more about the BAC helps make college more affordable with financial aid.

For a complete list of fees assessed based on individual course enrollments or circumstances, please visit the Bursar's Office.

All registered students are held to the BAC's Tuition Refund Policy each semester. Depending on your program, tuition refunds are granted for either In-Semester/Full-School Withdrawals or per course and are based upon the tuition refund schedule

Undergraduate Programs

Per Semester: Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022

Tuition

6-11.5 Credits

$10,572

12-18 Credits

$12,876

Part-Time Tuition (Less than 6 credits)

Per 1.0 Credit

$1,762

Overload (per credit over 18 credits)

$900

Fees

Deposit (after July 1)

$250

International Student Fee 

$300

Program & Activity Resource Fee (All students in 6 or more credits)

$500

Program & Activity Resource Fee (All students in less than 6 credits)

$400

BAC Health Insurance Full Year (All students unless waiver is accepted)

$2,973

BAC Health Insurance Fall Only (All students unless waiver is accepted)

$1,242

BAC Health Insurance Spring Only (All students unless waiver is accepted)

$1,736

Graduation Fee (All students upon enrollment in final degree project)

$100



Per Semester: Summer 2021

Tuition

Per 1.0 Credit

$882

Students who matriculated into an undergraduate degree program before the Fall 2010 semester are eligible for the 2010 BAC Returning Student Grant.

Graduate Programs

Per Semester: Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022

Tuition

6-11.5 Credits

$12,610

12-18 Credits

$15,604

Part-Time Tuition (Less than 6 credits)

Per 1.0 Credit

$2,100

Overload (per credit over 18 credits)

$1,100

Fees

Deposit (after July 1)

$250

International Student Fee 

$300

Program & Activity Resource Fee (All students in 6 or more credits)

$500

Program & Activity Resource Fee (All students in less than 6 credits)

$400

BAC Health Insurance Full Year  (All students unless waiver is accepted)

$4,339

BAC Health Insurance Fall Only (All students unless waiver is accepted)

$1,811

BAC Health Insurance Spring Only (All students unless waiver is accepted)

$2,533

Graduation Fee (All students upon enrollment in final thesis)

$100

Per Semester: Summer 2021

Per 1.0 Credit

$1,050

Per Semester: Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022

Tuition

Per 1.0 Credit

$1,224

Per 1.5 Credit

$1,836

Per 3.0 Credit

$3,672



Fees

Deposit (after July 1)

$250

International Student Fee

$300

Program & Activity Resource Fee (All students in 6 or more credits)

$500

Program & Activity Resource Fee (All students in less than 6 credits)

$400

BAC Health Insurance Full Year (All students unless waiver is accepted)

$4,339

BAC Health Insurance Fall Only (All students unless waiver is accepted)

$1,811

BAC Health Insurance Spring Only (All students unless waiver is accepted)

$2,533

Graduation Fee (All students upon enrollment in capstone project)

$100

Online Programs

Per Semester: Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022

Tuition

6-11.5 Credits

$12,610

12-18 Credits

$15,604

Part-Time Tuition (Less than 6 Credits)

Per 1.0 Credit

$2,100

Overload (per credit over 18 credits)

$1,100

Fees

Deposit (after July 1)

$250

M.Arch Low-Residency Student Fee (Students in 6 or more credits)

$1,500

M.Arch Low-Residency Fee (Students in less than 6 credits)

$750

Program & Activity Fee (All students in 6 or more credits)

$500

Program & Activity Fee (All students in less than 6 credits)

$400

Graduation Fee (All students upon enrollment in final thesis)

$100

Per Semester: Summer 2021

Per 1.0 Credit

$1,050

Master of Design Studies - Design for Human Health, Master of Design Studies - Historic Preservation, Master of Design Studies - Sustainable Design

Per Semester: Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022

Tuition

Per 1.0 Credit

$1,224

Per 1.5 Credit

$1,836

Per 3.0 Credit

$3,672



Fees

Deposit (after July 1)

$250

International Student Fee 

$300

Program & Activity Resource Fee (All students in 6 or more credits)

$500

Program & Activity Resource Fee (All students in less than 6 credits)

$400

Distance Intensive Fee (Per Intensive Course)

$250

Graduation Fee (All students upon enrollment in final thesis)

$100

Per Semester: Summer 2021

Per 1.0 Credit

$1,200

Per Semester: Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022

Tuition

Per 1.0 Credit

$1,224

Per 1.5 Credit

$1,836

Per 3.0 Credit

$3,672

Fees

Deposit (after July 1)

$250

Program & Activity Resource Fee (All students in 6 or more credits)

$500

Program & Activity Resource Fee (All students in less than 6 credits)

$400

Distance Intensive Fee (Per Intensive Course)

$150

Graduation Fee (All students upon enrollment in final thesis)

$100

Per Semester: Summer 2021

Per 1.0 Credit

$1,200

Non-Degree and Certificates

Per Semester: Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022

Tuition

Per 1.0 Credit

$640

Per 1.5 Credit

$960

Per 3.0 Credit

$1,920

Fees

Certificate Enrollment Fee

$50

Withdrawal/Drop Fee per Course

$25

CE Studio Fee

$250

Returned Check Fee

$40

Replacement Refund Check Fee (Per Occurrence)

$25

Late Payment Fee (Monthly)

$75

BAC Health Insurance Full Year Undergraduate Certificate Students(unless waiver is accepted)

$2,973

BAC Health Insurance Full Year Graduate Certificate Students(unless waiver is accepted)

$4,339

BAC Health Insurance Fall Only Undergraduate Certificate Students(unless waiver is accepted)

TBD

BAC Health Insurance Fall Only Graduate Certificate Students(unless waiver is accepted)

TBD

BAC Health Insurance Spring Only Undergraduate Certificate Students(unless waiver is accepted)

TBD

BAC Health Insurance Spring Only Graduate Certificate Students(unless waiver is accepted)

TBD

Certificate students please see the Health Insurance page for requirement details.

Miscellaneous Fees

Fees Amount Occurance Refundable
Application Fee $50 Per Application No
Matriculation Fee $250 First Semester Only No
Reactivation Fee $150 Per Application No
CE Certificate Enrollment Fee $50 Per Application No
Fees Amount Occurrence Refundable
BDS Independent Practicum Fee $200 Per Credit No
CE Studio Fee $250 Upon Registration Before 10am on the first day of the semester
Continuation Fee $1,000 Upon Registration No
MDS Intensive Fee $250 Per Intensive Course Before 10am on the first day of the semester
MSIA Intensive Fee $150 Per Intensive Course Before 10am on the first day of the semester
M.ARCH LOW-RESIDENCY STUDENT FEE (6+) $1,500 Per Semester Before 10am on the first day of the semester
M.ARCH LOW-RESIDENCY STUDENT FEE (<6) $750 Per Semester Before 10am on the first day of the semester
PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT APPLICATION FEE $350 1.0 Credit Course No
PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT APPLICATION FEE $400 1.5 Credit Course No
PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT APPLICATION FEE $500 3.0 Credit Course No
Fees Amount Occurrence Refundable
BAC STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE FEE (UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS) $2,973 Fall for Full Year Can be waived upon proof of coverage
BAC STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE FEE (GRADUATE STUDENTS) $4,339 Fall for Full Year Can be waived upon proof of coverage
BAC STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE - FEE FALL ONLY (UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS) $1,242 Fall for Half Year Can be waived upon proof of coverage
BAC STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE - FEE FALL ONLY (GRADUATE STUDENTS) $1,811 Fall for Half Year Can be waived upon proof of coverage
BAC STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE FEE - SPRING ONLY (UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS) $1,736 Spring for Half Year Can be waived upon proof of coverage
BAC STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE FEE - SPRING ONLY (GRADUATE STUDENTS) $2,533 Spring for Half Year Can be waived upon proof of coverage
Graduation Fee $100 Upon Enrollment in Final Course No
International Student Fee $300 Per Semester Before 10am on the first day of the semester
Program & Activity Resource Fee - Full Time (6+credits) $500 Per Semester Before 10am on the first day of the semester
Program & Activity Resource Fee - Part Time (<6 credits) $400 Per Semester Before 10am on the first day of the semester
TRIP FEES Vary Per Trip No
Fees Amount Occurrence Refundable
CE Withdrawal Fee  $25 Per Course No
Degree Withdrawal Fee $25 Per Semester No
Diploama Replacement Fee $40 Per Occurrence No
Late Key Return Fee $75 Per Occurrence No
LATE PAYMENT FEE $75 Monthly No
LATE PAYMENT FEE (SUMMER) $75 Unmet Deadline No
LATE REGISTRATION FEE $75 Unmet Deadline No
LATE THESIS DOCUMENT FEE $75 Per Occurrence No
MATERIALS/LAB FEES Vary Upon Registration No
OFFICIAL PAYMENTS PAYMENT PLAN ENROLLMENT FEE $35 Per Semester No
OFFICIAL PAYMENTS PAYMENT PLAN LATE FEE $20 Per Occurrence No
Replacement Fees (Access Cards, Keys) $100 Per Occurrence No
REPLACEMENT REFUND CHECK $25 Per Occurrence No
RETURNED CHECK FEE  $40 Per Occurrence No
TRANSFER & PRIOR PRACTICE CREDIT FEE $200 Per Assessment No
Need More Assistance?

Email: bursar@the-bac.edu
Phone Number: 617.585.0115
Fax Number: 617.585.0131

Bursar's Office, 951 Boylston Street, Basement Level (Access by Elevator Only)