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2017–2018 academic year

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Please keep the following in mind when applying for financial aid for the 2017–2018 academic year:

  • The financial aid deadline is April 18, 2017. Visit for a list of your required documents.
  • Applications postmarked after the deadline will be considered LATE and will be subject to a reduction in the amount of financial aid awarded.
  • Late applications will be reviewed only after all on-time, completed applications have been reviewed.
  • Financial aid award notifications will be released on My Services late June. Please note, this release date is later than the award notification received as an incoming freshman. 

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 18 April 18

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 18 April 18
Signed copy of student's 2015 federal tax return, including all schedules and W-2 statements April 18 April 18
Signed copy of your parents' 2015 federal tax return, including all schedules and W-2 statements April 18 April 18
Copy of your noncustodial parent's 2015 federal tax return, including all schedules and W-2 statements April 18 April 18
Noncustodial Parent Statement (Current Undergraduates only) April 18 April 18
Copy of 2015 federal business tax returns (1065, 1120, 1120S) with K-1s and all schedules in lieu of the Business/Farm Supplement. April 18 April 18
Business Farm Supplement (if applicable)
Please submit if you or your parent(s) own any interest in a farm.
April 18 April 18

*If you are a current freshman or transfer applying for aid for your first year of study, please submit the CSS Profile in lieu of the Boston ​College​ Financial Aid Application.

Please refer to your application status online for your specific required documents at