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Tuition and Fees

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

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 on the tuition refund schedule

Undergraduate Programs


Per Semester:  Fall 2023, Spring 2024

Tuition

12-18 Credits

$13,400

Per 1.0 Credit Fewer than 12 Credits

$1,280

Per 1.0 Credit Over 18

$960


Per Semester: Summer 2024

Tuition

Per 1.0 Credit 

$960


Fees

International Student Fee (F-1 Students)

$300

BAC Student Health Insurance 2023-2024 Full Year (All students unless waiver is accepted)

$2,272




Required Deposits*

New Domestic Student Enrollment Deposit

$250

New International Student Enrollment Deposit

$550

Reactivation Deposit

$150

*All deposits are non-refundable.

Graduate Programs


Per Semester:  Fall 2023, Spring 2024

Tuition

Per 1.0 Credit

$1,320


Per Semester: Summer 2024

Tuition

Per 1.0 Credit

$1,320


Fees

International Student Fee (F-1 Students)

$300

BAC Student Health Insurance 2023-2024 Full Year (All students unless waiver is accepted)*

$3,425

*The BAC Health Insurance is not required and cannot be purchased by Online Master of Architecture students and Online Master of Design Studies students.

Required Deposits*

New Domestic Student Enrollment Deposit

$250

New International Student Enrollment Deposit**

$550

Reactivation Deposit

$150

*All deposits are non-refundable.
**Students in the Online Master of Architecture are not required to pay the New International Student Enrollment Deposit. They would pay the $250 Enrollment Deposit.

Continuing Education and Certificates

Per Semester: Spring 2023, Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024

The course tuition rates below are per the semesters listed above. Continuing Education course tuition is a per credit rate. Payment for tuition is due as you register for each course. 

Tuition

Per 1.0 Credit

$640

Per 1.5 Credit

$960

Per 3.0 Credit

$1,920

 

Fees

Certificate Application Fee

$50

Drop Fee per Course

$25

Degree Studio Fee for CE Students*

$250

*The studio fee applies to degree studios taken by special request.

Health Insurance Fees**

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

TBD

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

TBD

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

**For full-time certificate students in an onsite program.

Housing

The BAC is offering a resident hall option at the New England Conservatory. The fee charged includes room and board for one semester.

Per Semester: 


Fall 2023 Housing

Double Room $9,260
Single Room $11,225

Spring 2024 Housing

Double Room $9,650
Single Room $12,170


Required Deposits

Housing Deposit $500

Fees

Fees Amount Occurrence Refundable
Application Fee $50 Per Application No
CE Certificate Application Fee $50 Per Application No

Required Deposits Amount Occurrence Refundable
New Student Deposit $250 First Semester Only No
New International Student Deposit* $550 First Semester Only No
Reactivation Deposit $150 Per Application No
*Students in the Online Master of Architecture are not required to pay the New International Student Enrollment Deposit. They would pay the $250 Enrollment Deposit.

Fees Amount Occurrence Refundable
Degree Studio Fee for CE Students $250 Upon Registration Before 10AM on the first day of the semester
Continuation Fee $1,000 Upon Registration No
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
International Student Fee (F-1 Students) $300 Per Semester Before 10AM on the first day of the semester
BAC Student Health Insurance Fee - (Undergraduate Students)  $2,272* Fall for Full Year Can be waived upon proof of coverage
BAC Student Health Insurance Fee -  (Graduate Students) $3,425* Fall for Full Year Can be waived upon proof of coverage
BAC Student Health Insurance Fee - FALL ONLY (Undergraduate Students) TBD** Fall for Half Year Can be waived upon proof of coverage
BAC Student Health Insurance Fee - FALL ONLY (Graduate Students) TBD** Fall for Half Year Can be waived upon proof of coverage
BAC Student Health Insurance Fee - SPRING ONLY (Undergraduate Students) $1,322* Spring for Half Year Can be waived upon proof of coverage
BAC Student Health Insurance Fee - SPRING ONLY (Graduate Students) $1,993* Spring for Half Year Can be waived upon proof of coverage
*Cost for coverage during the Academic Year 2023-2024. For more information, visit Student Health Insurance.
**Coverage rates for only Fall 2023 are available upon request. Please email Student.Insurance@the-bac.edu.

Fees Amount Occurrence Refundable
Transcript Request Fee $10 Per Transcript No
Diploma Replacement Fee $40 Per Occurrence No
Late Key Return Fee $75 Per Occurrence No
Late Payment Fee 1.5% Monthly No
Late Thesis Document Fee $75 Per Occurrence No
Materials/Lab Fees Vary Upon Registration No
ACI Payments, Inc Payment Plan Enrollment Fee $35 Per Occurrence No
ACI Payments, Inc Payment Plan Late Fee $20 Per Occurrence No
Replacement Keys Fee  $100 Per Occurrence No
Replacement Access Cards Fee $30 Per Occurrence No
Replacement Refund Check $25 Per Occurrence No
Returned Check Fee $40 Per Occurrence No
Transfer Credit from Outside Insititutions  $200 Per Assessment No
Prior Practice Credit Fee $200 Per Assessment No
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