Tuition & Aid

The Connell School and Boston College offer multiple opportunities to fund a graduate education. CSON graduate students receive financial assistance through internal and external sources—including scholarships, fellowships, grants, teaching and research assistantships, and tuition remission.

Recent awards our high-achieving graduate students have received include:

  • Scholarships from the Robert Wood Johnson/AACN New Careers in Nursing Program, the Helene Fuld Health Trust, and the HRSA National Health Service Corps
  • Twenty-five funded teaching assistantships and approximately 12 funded research assistantships
  • Eleven endowed partial scholarships from generous donors
For information about undergraduate tuition and financial aid, visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

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Graduate Tuition & Financial Aid

$1,350

Tuition per credit
in 2017-18

64%

of master's students receive
financial aid support

100%

of full-time doctoral students are
fully funded for 3 years

Graduate Fees for Academic Year 2017–18

Fee Amount  
Medical insurance fall semester (August 7, 2017–January 11, 2018) $1,283  
Medical insurance spring semester (January 12, 2018–August 6, 2018)
$1,805  
Student activity fee (more than 7 credits)

$45

Per semester
Student activity fee (less than 7 credits)

$30

Per semester
Immunization tracking and background check* $70/$22 1st year/2nd year
BC ID card $30  

*Applies to students in the Direct Master's Entry program only. This is not a Boston College fee. 

 

All fees are proposed and subject to change.

The University reserves the right to correct typographical errors or to adjust the Tuition and Fees schedule at any time it deems necessary

The Trustees of Boston College reserve the right to change the tuition rates and to make additional charges within the University whenever such action is deemed necessary.

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$1.5 Million

CSON-sponsored graduate financial aid given in academic year 2016-17

Financial Aid Opportunities

The Scott and Tracy Brown/Sage Products Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2003 through a gift from Scott ’79 and Tracy ’80 Brown, Boston College parents. Income from the endowment provides scholarship assistance to graduate students studying to become advanced practice clinicians or pursuing careers in nursing leadership.

The Mary B. Conceison Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 1981 through gifts from family, friends, and alumni in memory of Mary B. Conceison ’58, M.S. ’60. Income from the endowment provides scholarship assistance to qualified students with a preference given to registered nurses pursuing graduate or doctoral degrees whose primary careers are in the field of public health and/or child safety.

The Haley Family Endowed Graduate Nursing Fellows Fund

This fund was established in 2003 through a gift from Kathleen Powers Haley ’76 and Steven R. Haley, Boston College parents. Income from the endowment provides scholarship assistance for graduate students enrolled in the Connell School of Nursing, with a preference for clinical nurses working in neurosurgery or neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Faulkner Hospital, or their clinical affiliates, including Boston Children’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The Beth Verre Martifnett ’76 Fellowship Fund for the Connell School of Nursing

This fund was established in 2004 through a gift from Carmine A. ’76 and Beth Verre ’76 Martignetti. Income from the endowment provides scholarship assistance to graduate students with financial need in the Connell School of Nursing who have demonstrated academic excellence and have been recommended by the dean as outstanding students.

The Press Ganey-Thomas O. Pyle Fellowship in Nursing Fund

This fund, renamed in 2013, was established in 2007 through a gift from PolyMedica Corporation in honor of their chairman of the board, recognizing his long-term leadership and innovation in health care delivery and patient treatment. Income from the endowment provides financial aid for graduate students (full or part time) in the Connell School of Nursing, with first preference for nurses working in oncology or endocrinology at Tufts Medical Center, and second preference for nurses working in other specialties at the Center. If there are no qualified recipients in a given year, income can provide financial aid for Connell School graduate students (full or part time), with a preference for nurses working in oncology or endocrinology at any Partners HealthCare affliated hosptial, or nurses working in other specialties at any Partners HealthCare affiliated hospital.

The Bodson Family Graduate Fellowship Fund

This fund was established in 2008 through a gift from Michael C. Bodson ’80 and Paulette A. Bodson, Boston College parents. Income from the endowment provides fellowship support for graduate students in the Connell School of Nursing who have demonstrated financial need.

The Margaret E. Mone Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2008 through a gift from Michael E. Mone, JD ’67, in honor of his wife, who was a member of the Connell School of Nursing Class of 1964. Income from the endowment provides support for graduate students in the Connell School, with a preference for students studying to be clinical nurse practitioners and who are bilingual.

The Claudia L. Sorgi and K. Douglas Briggs Graduate Fellowship Fund

This fund was established in 2010 through a gift from K. Douglas Briggs and Claudia Sorgi, Boston College parents. Income from the endowment provides support for graduate fellowships at the Connell School of Nursing, with a preference for students performing their clinical practicums in settings that impact vulnerable populations in Massachusetts.

The Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship

This fund was established in 2013 though a gift from the Helene Fuld Health Trust. Income from the endowment provides financial aid for students enrolled in the Master’s Entry Program in the William F. Connell School of Nursing. 

Teaching Assistantships

Graduate students are eligible to be considered for a teaching assistantship in the School of Nursing. This assistantship provides a stipend. Teaching assistants may teach an undergraduate or graduate course, assist faculty members in their teaching roles, assist with other responsibilities related to teaching and/or evaluation of students and programs. Teaching Assistantship Form »

Research Assistantships

Research assistantships may become available depending on faculty grants. Students interested in being considered for such opportunities should monitor bulletin boards and e-mail notices sent by the Graduate Office.

University Fellowships

These fellowships are awarded competitively to Ph.D. students in the School of Nursing at the time of admission to the Ph.D. program. They provide full tuition and a stipend for 3 years of full-time study and are only available to students following the full-time curriculum plan. Fellows are assigned to work two days per week with a faculty member on his or her research.

University Minority Fellowship

The University awards this fellowship to doctoral students from various graduate programs who are African-American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American. Students must be US citizens. This fellowship provides tuition and a stipend for up to three years depending on the student’s educational background.


 

External Scholarships, Awards, Fellowships and Research Grants

International Students

  • Rotary International 
    Rotary Foundation Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship
  • International Union against Cancer
    International Oncology Nursing Fellowship
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    ASEAN Student Assistance Awards Program (ASAAP)
    Contact: Zara Shulman or Mary Tracy, (202) 737-3699, ext. 226
    Email: asaap@nafsa.org
  • Fulbright Foundation
    Fulbright Scholarships
    Contact: Institute of International Education, (212) 984-5330
  • For an updated and comprehensive listing of scholarships and study abroad programs, visit www.studyabroad.com
 

Loan Repayment Programs

  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Nursing Student Loans
    Division of Student Assistance, (301) 443-4776
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - U.S. Public Health Service
    National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, (800) 221-9393
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
    Federal Program Opportunity Alert
    Loan Repayment Program, (202) 463-6930
 

Private Sector Loan Sources

  • American Express Educational Loans, 800-987-7770
  • AMSA Advantage Education Loan, 888-282-5957
  • Chiroloans, 800-252-2041
  • CitiAssist Loan, 800-745-5473
  • MedAchiever, 800-539-5363
  • MedCAP Alternative Loan (MAL), 800-633-2270
  • MedChoice Loan, 800-255-8374
  • MEDFUNDS, 800-665-1016
  • Medical Access Loan, 800-282-1550
  • MEDLOAN Alternative Loan (ALP), 800-233-7575
  • Nelli-Mae, Inc., 800-634-9308
  • Platinum Alternative Loan, 800-252-2041
  • Signature Educational Loan Program, 800-695-3317
  • STILL LOAN$, 800-626-5266

In order to receive federal financial aid, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (see FAFSA for details).
  • You have been accepted into a graduate or professional degree or certificate program.
  • You are enrolled at least half-time each semester you wish to be considered for aid (half-time is generally 6 credits).
  • You have maintained satisfactory academic progress.

Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Step 2: Complete the Boston College Graduate Financial Aid Application.

Visit Boston College Financial Aid website for more information

View financial aid Forms