Summer Tuition Remission
Office of AHANA Student Programs
The purpose of the Office of AHANA Student Programs (OASP) Summer Tuition Remission Program is to aid in the retention of students by providing resources to afford those experiencing academic difficulty the opportunity to improve their status at Boston College. Any student with such difficulties and wishes to take summer courses should first seek assistance from their college counselor at the Office of AHANA Student Programs. If after utilizing available support services, the student finds that they still need to take summer courses, they should apply to the OASP Summer Tuition Remission Program. Students interested in taking courses for academic enrichment may also apply, but need to explain their reason for taking the requested course during the summer.
Summer Tuition Remission is one of our most popular services. Our office receives over 150 applications and we are not always able to help those who are truly in need due to limited funding. Please take this information into consideration when you apply, and if and when you receive your award. Please follow all instructions in this application material.
Instructions to Complete Application
- Please complete application online via MyBC
- If a question does not apply to you, write N/A (meaning “Not Applicable”) next to the question
- Please DO NOT call for results. Results will be sent via e-mail on Wednesday, April 17, 2013
- Completed Applications Must Be Submitted by Friday, March 29, 2013 by 5:00PM. If applications are not received by this date or time, they will be considered late.
Applications must include the following:
- Completed application, (incomplete applications will not be considered).Make sure you mail or drop off:
- Your most recent unofficial transcript, degree audits will not be accepted
- The signed pink copy of the Course Request Form, which is available from your Academic Dean. Please allow at least 1-2 weeks for your Dean's office to process your request. It is your responsibility to submit this form with the application
- The Pink copy of your course registration form
Please note the following:
Late applications: Unless you have made prior arrangements with your OASP counselor, late applications will be put into a “late application pool” and may be considered, based on the availability of funds.
Application Process Information
- Results are sent via e-mail on Wednesday, April 17th
- Results will include the course information and housing (if applicable)
- Course(s): The number that corresponds to “Course(s)” indicates that number of courses you have been granted.
- Housing: The “Yes” and “No” corresponding to “Housing” indicates whether you have been granted either or both. If there is a “No” under the category, it could mean you were either not granted such OR that you did not apply for it.
- See Counselor: If you have “See College Counselor” next to your Eagle #, you have to see your advisor no later than Friday, March 29, 2013. This could mean that more information is required of you in order to finalize the decision. It could also mean your advisor wants to see you to provide you with further instructions. Call the office at 617-552-3358 or call your College Counselor directly to make the appointment immediately.
- Decision Pending for Late Applications: If you handed in your application after Friday March 29, 2013, 5:00PM, your application will be reviewed at a later date and may be considered based upon available funds.
Please note: Dining is not provided
It is your responsibility to print the e-mail (for course verification) we send you and bring it to McGuinn 100 to register for your course(s). You must bring your Eagle ID, as well as your one-time registration fee of $45 in cash or check, (Eagle IDs and Credit/Debit Cards will not be accepted as a form of payment).
Students must register for both their course(s) and housing by May 6, 2013 for Session I and by June 10, 2013 for Session II. This is to ensure that there will be no outstanding balances on your student account in the fall, which can prevent you from registering for classes and housing. Failure to register by this date will result in the forfeit of your award, unless you have made prior arrangements with your OASP Counselor.
Returning your Award
If you have been granted course(s) and/or housing, and do NOT need or want all or a portion of it, please let your College Counselor know immediately. Please note: Courses and housing cannot be traded amongst friends.
Failure to comply with the terms/instructions provided herein could result in forfeiture of your award. For more information, you can email the office at email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible during the summer?
- Awards will be distributed to Seniors first, followed by Juniors, Sophomores, and then First Years. Awards will be distributed based on the following criteria:
- Students who have accumulated deficiencies
- Students who demonstrate that they have utilized the support services of the Office of AHANA Student Programs through its mentoring program, counseling services and academic advisement (e.g., meeting with the OASP counselor at least three times each semester).
Based on summer session constraints, a few awards will be made for enrichment but students need to explain the reasons why they need to take the course(s) during the summer.
Summer session courses are granted with the understanding that you will successfully complete the course with a grade of C, or better.
Students who have received summer tuition in the past, who did not receive a C or better, or who withdrew from a course, may not be considered. For A&S students, a C- or better must be received in order to receive credit.
How do I apply to the OASP Summer Tuition Remission Program?
- To apply, you must submit a completed application online, and mail or drop off a copy of your most recent unofficial transcript (not a degree audit), and the signed pink copy of the Course Approval Form from you Academic Dean. You should allow at least 1 to 2 weeks for your Dean's office to process your request.
Where can I get an application?
Where do I get my Course Approval Form?
- Student Services online website or your Associate Dean’s office.
When is the application deadline?
- Friday, March 29th by 5:00PM.
When will I find out if I have been awarded Summer Tuition Remission?
- Wednesday, April 17th via e-mail by last name.
Why do I have to demonstrate proactive academic assistance?
- The funds for summer session are provided to students who have made an effort to improve their academic situation. Unless students make an attempt to improve during the academic year, the summer session may not be the best help.
What is the maximum number of courses that are allowed?
- A maximum of two courses is allowed each Summer.
Can I get housing during the summer?
- Yes. Please select either Session I or II for housing. Please note, housing awards are based on need and may be provided where commuting is neither feasible nor possible on a case-by-case basis. Office funds are for standard double or triple occupancy only in the non-air conditioned rooms. NO SINGLES ARE AVAILABLE.
For more information on housing, please click here
Are meals available during the summer?
- OASP does not provide funding for meals. The cost of dining is the sole responsibility of the student. You may add Dining and/or Eagle Bucks to your Eagle-One Card account.
Who will make the decision?
- A committee consisting of the staff in the Office of AHANA Student Programs will make the decisions.
Will I receive an “entire package”?
- Not necessarily. In most cases, students apply for everything (i.e. two courses and housing) and are only awarded a portion of it. It is best to apply for only that which you need.
Can I change my course(s)?
- Yes, only if you have confirmed this change with your Dean and counselor. Please have your Dean process a new Corse Approval form and e-mail your counselor right away if you suspect you will be making a change to your summer course(s). Once your counselor has received your e-mail and discussed the change with you, your counselor will e-mail the appropriate staff to make the changes, and then you may modify your course(s) registration at McGuinn.
Can I withdraw from a class?
- Yes, but you must let your counselor know. Failure to inform your OASP counselor decreases your chances of receiving an award subsequent summers. If you dropped your class after the allotted drop/add period, and we were not informed, you will have to pay the cost of the class.
- If you choose to withdraw from a class, the process is the same as during the academic year. It is your responsibility to withdraw from your class.
- If you do not show up to class all summer, you will not receive a passing grade, nor does it count as a formal withdrawal. This will also affect your eligibility for STR in future years
Will I lose my housing if I withdraw from a class?
- Students are responsible for the payment of all registration and all course materials.
- Dates: Session I May 13-June 20; Session II June 24-August 2
- Registration for summer courses begins on April 16th
- Information about Summer Session is available at http://www.bc.edu/schools/summer/
- Information about Summer Housing is available at http://www.bc.edu/offices/reslife/summer/summersessions.html