Types of Financial Aid
To apply for federal and/or state aid, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal aid includes Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Direct Loans, both subsidized and unsubsidized, Perkins loans, Nursing loans, and Work-Study. State aid varies by state. Once the FAFSA is completed, you may be selected by the Federal Processor for a process called verification, which means you will have to provide your actual tax data on the FAFSA through the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
Boston College is not able to determine your eligibility for institutional need-based grants by just reviewing the FAFSA. In order to be considered for all institutional need-based aid as well as all federal aid, you must complete the FAFSA and the forms listed on the following pages, as applicable to your situation.
For additional information about the different types of financial aid, please visit our financial aid website.