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Winter Clothing Drive

Successful Start at Boston College is holding its winter clothing drive from October 3 to October 31. Please donate new or gently used coats, jackets and sweaters and new scarves, gloves, and hats. All sizes are welcome. Bring items in clean. Drop off bins will be located in the first floor lobby of Lyons Hall. E-mail with any questions.

Drop off bins will be held in the lobby of Lyons Hall
October 3–31, 2016

Successful Start was featured in the September 2012 issue of the Office of Graduate Student Life newsletter. Read how we can help you make wise financial decisions!

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Prospective Students

Welcome to Boston College! Successful Start is just one of the many resources Boston College has to offer students. We offer a variety of workshops to prepare you for a successful present and future. For additional support regarding finances fill out an interest form and meet with one of our Peer Money Mentors during the semester.

College is the perfect time to create healthy financial habits that will last a lifetime. At Successful Start we believe that a budget is the base of financial health.

Ten Steps to Making a Financial Budget

Current Students

This is a great time to reevaluate your past year and plan for an even better one in the fall. One of the best goals to make is saving for an emergency fund. If you save your summer earnings today you will have funds for a rainy day later.

6 Steps to Starting an Emergency Fund


Sending a child off to college is a very rewarding time as a parent. As a parent you have the opportunity to assist your child’s growth, and development. Many students continue to seek out guidance regarding personal finance and money management. With your advice and assistance your college student can begin to develop health personal finance habits.

Teaching A College Student about Money Management and Identity Protection

Teaching Your College-Age Child about Money

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