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Late Applicants

2016–2017 academic year

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Current students may apply for need-based financial aid during the 2016-2017 financial aid year. You should complete all filing requirements as soon as possible. Please keep the following in mind:

  • Late applications will be reviewed as time and funds permit.
  • Applications and supporting materials that are postmarked after April 15, 2016, may not be awarded Boston College Grant funds even if such funds have been received in the past.
  • Late applications will be reviewed only after all on-time, completed applicants have been reviewed
  • Certain types of financial aid may no longer be available by the time your application is processed.


Applications postmarked later than the April 15 deadline will be considered LATE and will be subject to a reduction in the amount of financial aid awarded.

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 the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using your FSA ID. 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 V​erification, which means you will have ​to provide additional requirements to verify actual tax data​. For more information, visit the Verification Guidelines web page.

Form Current Undergraduates WCAS
FAFSA (online) or paper FAFSA (pdf)
BC FAFSA code: 002128
Must be submitted for all federal and state aid.
April 15 April 15

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 Current Undergraduates WCAS
Boston College Financial Aid Application
Must be submitted for all need-based institutional aid.
April 15 April 15
Copy of student's 2015 federal tax return, including all schedules and W-2 statements April 15 April 15
Copy of your parents' 2015 federal tax return, including all schedules and W-2 statements April 15 April 15
Copy of your noncustodial parent's 2015 federal tax return, including all schedules and W-2 statements* April 15 April 15
Noncustodial Parent Statement (Current Undergraduates only) April 15 April 15
Copy of 2015 federal business tax returns (1065, 1120, 1120S) with K-1s and all schedules in lieu of the Business/Farm Supplement. April 15 April 15
Business Farm Supplement (if applicable)
Please submit if you or your parent(s) own any interest in a farm.
April 15 April 15



The mailing address for Boston College financial aid documents is:

Boston College Financial Aid Processing Center
P.O. Box 67486
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

All documents should be labeled with the student's name and Eagle ID number to allow us to quickly match them with the student's file.

Application Status

Your application will not be considered complete until ALL of the required forms have been received. You can check your financial aid application status through

Please note: Boston College Student Services is committed to being a paperless office. All documentation sent to Student Services is scanned by our document imaging service. During peak periods, it can take a week for the information to show as received. The information that you see online is the same information viewable to Student Services staff. Please allow time for information to be received by mail and scanned when checking your application status.