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Tuition and Financial Aid

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A college education may be one of the most important investments you make. However, we recognize that the cost of tuition often makes a college educaton feel out of reach for many students and their families. Boston College is committed to need-blind admission and need-based financial aid to ensure that qualified students from all kinds of economic backgrounds have the opportunity to enroll.

Boston College admits students based on the strength of their academic and personal accomplishments. The Admission Committee practices "need-blind" admission, meaning that a student's financial circumstances are not considered during the admission process.

Boston College is also committed to meeting the full, demonstrated institutional need of students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. Demonstrated financial need is the difference between the estimated cost of attendance for the academic year and the estimated family contribution as determined by the review of your financial aid application. Our Net Price Calculator may be helpful in estimating your expected family contribution.

In the 2013-2014 academic year, Boston College awarded over $118 million in need-based scholarships and grants. For a student demonstrating financial need, the average need-based scholarship/grant was $32,330 during the 2013-2014 academic year.

2015-2016 Billed Academic Year Costs
(current charges are subject to change)

Undergraduate Tuition $48,540
Mandatory Fees for Resident Students
Student Activity Fee
Campus Health (Infirmary)

Total Tuition and Fees
Base Room Rate
(Newton, Upper Campus)

Board Plan
(optional in residence halls with kitchens)

Total Room and Board $13,496
Total Tuition, Fees, Room, and Board*


*Please note that freshmen pay a one-time required charge of $482 for First Year Orientation and their student ID. Additionally, a 2,500 estimated cost for books and incidental items is factored in to the total cost of attendance.