Genealogy Studies Program

Payment Options

Payment plans are offered by MindMax, a Boston University partner. These payment plans are not loans; they are interest-free, and simply a way to break up your program payment over a period of time. Therefore, we do not require you to sign any sort of agreement. Simply select the “payment plan option” in the Payment Plans section of your shopping cart, and a pro-rated amount will be automatically deducted from your credit card.

**Please note we offer up to 4 months (3 months for the Genealogical Principles course) of interest-free payments contingent upon your date of enrollment leading up to the session deadline. For example, if a student is enrolling three months before the posted enrollment deadline, they would have three payments in their payment plan. If a student is enrolling the same month as the posted enrollment deadline, payment plan options will not be made available and the student must pay for the program in full.

Students may qualify for alternative funding sources including loans and funding through affiliation with the US Military.

Students who qualify for VA funding should contact Boston University for assistance by calling 617-353-4497 or by emailing

Third Party Payments

We also accept payments from 3rd party entities, such as employers and state training offices. Funding is often authorized with a letter of credit to Boston University. Checks should include the student’s name and be made out to Boston University.

The address should be listed as:

Boston University
Center for Professional Education & Evergreen
1010 Commonwealth Ave., 1st Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Feel free to contact us with questions.

Education Loans

The Center for Professional Education offers non-degree certificate programs, and our students are not eligible for federal student loans or deferments on existing student loans. Sallie Mae offers loans for non-credit education programs. Private loans may be available with your bank/credit union. To learn more about the Sallie Mae “Smart Option Student Loan for Undergraduate Students” education loan and to apply, please visit

Follow these steps to complete the online application.

  • Read through the information regarding the Smart Option Student Loan and the conditions for repayment.
  • Complete the application.
  • The correct school code for CPE is 00213099. You must use the correct code for “Boston University Center for Professional Education 00213099” to avoid delays.
  • Select “Certificate” for Degree/Certificate of Study.
  • Select “Continuing Education” for Major/Specialty.
  • Select “Less Than Half Time” for Enrollment Status.
  • Select “Certificate/Continuing Ed” for Grade Level.
  • Complete the date information.
  • Complete the funding information.

Enrollment is not guaranteed without payment or confirmation that a loan has been approved and will be disbursed.

Military Benefits

Veterans Administration Funds

The Program is approved for VA tuition funding, but books and other promotional materials may not be covered. Please speak with your VA representative to find out if your GI Bill includes a book stipend. Students who wish to use VA funding need to contact BU directly at 617-353-4497 or

Funding for US Military Dependent Family Members

Military dependents may qualify for MyCAA. Information about this funding option can be obtained from a military education counselor.