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Fees

Admissions Fees Amount Occurrence Refundable
Application Fee $50 Per Application No
Intent to Register Fee $150 First Semester Only Before May 1 for Fall Enrollment, Before December 1 for Spring Enrollment
New International Student Fee $350 First Semester Only

Before May 1 for Fall Enrollment, Before December 1 for Spring Enrollment
Reactivation Fee $150 Per Application No
Registration Fees Amount Occurrence Refundable
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
City Lab Materials Fee $30 Upon Registration No
Materials/Lab Fees Vary Upon Registration No
Late Clearance Fee $150 Unmet Deadline 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
Prior Learning Assessment Application Fee $400 1.5 Credit Course No
Prior Learning Assessment Application Fee $500 3.0 Credit Course No
Thesis Extension Vary Bi-Weekly No
Distance M.Arch CEP Course $1,200 Upon Registration No
Student Fees Amount Occurrence Refundable
Atelier 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
Distance Intensive Housing Fee Vary Per Intensive Before 10am on the first day of the semester
Trip Fees Vary Per Trip No
Graduation Fee $50 Last Semester per Application No
Undergraduate Health Insurance Fee $1,596 Fall for Full Year Can be waived upon proof of coverage
Graduate Health Insurance Fee $1,945 Fall for Full Year Can be waived upon proof of coverage
Undergraduate Health Insurance Fee $950 Spring for Half Year Can be waived upon proof of coverage
Graduate Health Insurance Fee $1,157 Spring for Half Year Can be waived upon proof of coverage
Other Fees Amount Occurrence Refundable
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

Fee Explanations

Application Fee
Paid to the BAC per application and is non-refundable.

Intent to Register Fee
This fee is to confirm enrollment to the BAC. It is paid by all new students in their first semester and is non-refundable after May 1st for fall semester and December 1st for spring semester enrollment.

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 an F-1 Visa. A fee of $350 is paid by all new F-1 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.

Reactivation Fee
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 Intensive Fee
Distance Master of Design Studies 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.

Materials/Lab Fees
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 Clearance Fee
Returning students in the on-site programs and Distance M.Arch program are required to pay their student tuition account on a specified due date prior to registration each semester. If students do not meet that deadline they are charged a Late Clearance Fee. 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.

Late Registration Fee
All students registering after the online registration period for the current term are required to pay the Late Registration Fee before registering.

Withdrawal Fee
When a student registers for the semester and decides to withdraw prior to 10 am on the first day of classes they are given a 100% tuition refund and are charged a withdrawal fee. In the summer the fee is 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.

Prior Learning Assessment Application Fee
Students can apply for credits based on prior learning. The fee is $400 for 1.5 credits and $500 for 3.0 credits. This fee is charged when credit is awarded.

Thesis Extension
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.

Atelier Fee
The Atelier 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.

Resource Fee
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.

Distance Intensive Housing Fee
Distance Master of Architecture and Distance of Master Design Studies students attend week long intensives during certain semesters of their program. Each student is charged for a standard double room and if they choose other room options there will be an additional fee charged. The standard fee is based on the hotel fee and ranges from $800 to $1,200. These fees are non-refundable after to 10:00 am on the first day of classes for the semester.

Trip Fees
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.

Graduation Fee
This fee is charged upon application to graduate. This fee must be paid prior to receiving graduation clearance and is non-refundable.

Health Insurance Fees
Due to state of Massachusetts mandates, the BAC's policy regarding health insurance is that all resident and international on-site degree and P&CE certificate students who carry a course load equivalent to 4.5 or more academic credits have health insurance. Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan. Enrollment in the fall is for annual coverage (August 23, 2014 to August 22, 2015) and if a student enrolls in the spring only they will receive coverage for half of the year (January 18, 2015 to August 22, 2015). 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 Koster website.

Transcript Fee
Official transcripts are printed and mailed at a student's request and cost $6 per transcript. Transcripts are processed through the Registrar's Office.

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.

Replacement Refund Check
Refund checks are issued for credit balances on a student tuition account. If a check is lost and needs to be reissued a fee will be charged for replacement.