The total cost of attendance at Boston College is
(which includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses)
Boston College practices a need-blind admissions process for all of its selected students. Students can apply for financial aid by submitting the FAFSA and the CSS Profile. Tax return statements are also necessary for financial need evaluation.
BC offers a variety of need-based scholarships and grants. The school uses the term scholarship and grant interchangeably. There are many state grants that students may be eligible for including the MASS Grant and the Gilbert Grant. Federal grants include the TEACH Grant, the Federal Pell Grant and the Federal SEOG Grant. Donor-established funds help provide college-based financial aid (scholarships) to students. These are many opportunities for this type of need-based aid. Financial aid packages may also include federal student loans and federal parent loans. Students who receive outside scholarships can use those funds to help pay for BC.
Assistance navigating BC and veteran education benefits are available for veteran students. Students with additional questions about financial aid and paying for BC can access the frequently asked questions here.
Boston College offers a nationally ranked financial literacy program, known as Successful Start. The program was launched in 2007, when it offered a workshop on budgeting and financial management, the cornerstones of personal finance. The mission of Successful Start is to "create financially-literate Boston College students and to prepare them for financial management for life". The program has grown significantly since its founding and is now recognized as a leader among financial literacy programs in higher education.
Today, Successful Start offers several more personal finance workshops and other resources such as the Peer Money Mentorship program, online educational resources, and an annual winter clothing drive. Their new programs cover topics such as evaluating job offers, creating an effective savings program, financial planning, loan management, credit, and paying for major purchases such as college and cars. Workshops are typically led by university employees or other established guest speakers.
In addition to Successful Start's workshops, they offer the opportunity for students to meet with Peer Money Mentors, who can help them get started with the basics of financial planning. Money Mentors can help students establish a budget, learn about credit, and set realistic savings goals. Both students and staff members at Boston College can apply to be mentors and receive personal finance training before providing guidance to students.
The average student at Boston College pays
Boston College's financial aid meets
of student's demonstrated need
At Boston College
of freshmen receive some form of financial aid
The average Boston College merit scholarship for students without financial need is
Very few students pay the full price. Here's the average cost for students in different income brackets:
The average student at Boston College takes out
in student loans
The student loan repayment rate at Boston College is
after five years
after seven years
At Boston College
after three years
The average starting salary for a Boston College graduate is
After graduation, here's how the average salary at Boston College grows over time:
Boston College's full cost of attendance has increased an average of
per year since 2014
Boston College's average net price has increased an average of
per year since 2014
Given past trends, we expect Boston College's tuition pricing to be the following: