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Expected Parental Contribution

Federal Methodology includes factors such as:

  • Income (prior year)
  • Assets (excluding home equity, family-owned small business/farm equity)
  • Family size
  • Number of dependent children enrolled in college or graduate school

Institutional Methodology includes factors such as:

  • Income (prior year)
  • Assets (including home equity, all business/farm equity)
  • Family size
  • Number of children who are full-time undergraduates*
  • If parents are separated, divorced, or were never married, financial information for both biological parents is reviewed

*Boston College does not include graduate siblings in the number in college. Boston College verifies sibling enrollment each Fall through the Sibling Enrollment Verification process.

Expected Student Contribution

  • The student income portion of the Expected Family Contribution is based on the expectation that each student will work during the summer to invest in his or her own education. Standard amounts for the academic year are $2,400 for incoming students and $2,500 for returning students. If the student earned higher than the standard minimum contribution during the prior tax year, the determined contribution will be calculated based on a percentage of income.
  • A portion of reported assets

 

Boston College does not meet the expected family contribution determined by the FAFSA. We meet 100% of your need based on your determined institutional expected family contribution.