Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

The university is committed to helping you secure financial support for every opportunity of interest or value to you.


Admission is highly competitive. Students are notified of acceptance to JBS summer programs within two weeks of application submission. Due to intense demand for these programs, you must either declare your intent to participate and make a $750 non-refundable program deposit within 10 days of acceptance or we may release your place to another applicant. Upon declaring your intent to participate and completing registration requirements your spot in the program will be secured. Formal enrollment in Sage will take place in late April. Tuition bills for the summer JBS semester are issued in May, with payment due before the program begins.

Tuition and Financial Aid

JBS tuition for summer 2017 is $12,750.

As outside scholarships are generally applied in full to academic year tuition, it may be necessary to identify other sources of financing for JBS summer tuition. Limited financial aid is available and JBS scholarship awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis based on demonstrated need.  To receive a need-based JBS Scholarship, you must complete your application by the Priority Deadline of March 10, 2017.  So early application to the JBS program is strongly advised.  

After your application is submitted, students should meet with a financial aid counselor at Student Financial Services in Usdan.  If you have federal student loan availability, you may use this eligibility toward a summer JBS.  You and your parents may also apply for private student and/or parent loans.  

When looking at the cost of a JBS, students and parents may want to consider that a summer JBS counts toward the university residency requirement for most students.  This means that a student with enough credits could potentially graduate a semester early.  Note: Many transfer students will not be able to use a JBS as a semester toward the university residency requirement.  As every individual student situation is different, speak with your advisor to determine you could use a JBS to graduate early.

The monthly tuition payment plan is not available for the JBS summer program, due to the limited duration of the program. Similarly, Reduced Senior Status does not apply to the summer program; however, students whose petitions are approved can enroll at the reduced rate in a future semester.

Optional On-Campus Housing and Dining

Students are NOT required to live on campus to participate in a JBS.  If you choose to live on-campus during the summer, you will be required to take a 15-meals per week meal plan - with no weekend meal service available until July.

                                                Housing                                     Dining (15 meals per week -
no weekend meal service until July)     
9-week JBS programs $2,250 $1,593
10-week JBS programs  $2,500 $1,770

As you are not required to live on campus during the summer if you participate in a JBS.  Many students find summer sublet apartments in Waltham to be a very affordable alternative.  

More information about summer campus housing and dining can be found here.

Tuition and Financial Aid Questions?

Please consult your financial aid advisor in student financial services for a personalized analysis of your financial aid options and program costs.