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Prospective Students

2014-2015 academic year

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You are eligible to apply for need-based aid if you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.


To apply for federal and/or state aid, you need to complete just 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.

Form Early Action Regular Decision Transfer WCAS
FAFSA (online)
BC FAFSA code: 002128
Must be submitted for all federal and state aid.
Feb. 1 Sept. Admission:
Feb. 1
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
Sept. Admission:
April 15
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 17
Sept. Admission:
Feb. 1
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1


Please note that by completing only the FAFSA, Boston College is not able to determine your eligibility for institutional need-based grants. In order to be considered for all institutional need-based aid as well as all federal and state aid, you must complete the FAFSA and the forms listed below, if applicable to your situation.

Form Early Action Regular Decision Transfer WCAS
CSS Profile
BC Profile code: 3083
Must be submitted for all need-based institutional aid.
Nov. 16 Sept. Admission:
Feb. 1
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
Sept. Admission: April 15
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 17
Boston College Financial Aid Application:
April 15
Copy of student's 2013 federal tax return, including all schedules and W-2 statements* Jan. 1 Sept. Admission:
Feb. 1
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
Sept. Admission: April 15
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 17
April 15
Copy of your parents' 2013 federal tax return, including all schedules and W-2 statements* Jan. 1 Sept. Admission:
Feb. 1
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
Sept. Admission: Apr. 15
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 17
April 15
Copy of your noncustodial parent's 2013 federal tax return, including all schedules and W-2 statements* Jan. 1 Sept. Admission:
Feb. 1
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
Sept. Admission: Apr. 15
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 17
April 15
Electronic Noncustodial Parent's Statement (Freshmen and Transfers only)** Jan. 1 Sept. Admission:
Feb. 1
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
Sept. Admission: April 15
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 17
April 15
Copy of 2013 federal business tax returns (1065, 1120, 1120S) with K-1s and all schedules in lieu of the Business/Farm Supplement.
Jan. 1 Sept. Admission:
Feb. 1
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
Sept. Admission: April 15
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 17
April 15
Business Farm Supplement
(if applicable)
Please submit if you or your parent(s) own any interest in a farm.
Jan. 1 Sept. Admission:
Feb. 1
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
Sept. Admission: April 15
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 17
April 15

 

*If 2013 return is not available, send the 2012 return by the deadline and the 2013 return when it is complete.

**You will receive instructions on how to complete this form online when you complete your CSS Profile.

Please refer to your application status online for your specific required documents at www.bc.edu/finaidapp.