Law School Getting Started Guide—Fall 2017
incoming law students
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Welcome to Boston College Law School! As you begin your academic career here at BC Law, please reference the information below to become familiar with some of the services we offer to our students. The staff of Service Associates in Lyons Hall can assist you with questions concerning enrollment, student accounts, and tuition and fees. If you have any questions, feel free to call the Office of Student Services at 617-552-3300 or 800-294-0294, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For walk-in service and telephone service hours, visit the Office of Student Services website at www.bc.edu/studentservices.
Please complete the administrative responsibilities listed below before you come to campus.
You will need to begin by logging into www.bc.edu/myservices for these services with your username and password. Once the page is opened, click on the appropriate links to open up and complete the transactions.
- Confirm/Review Privacy Preferences
- Eagle-One (ID) Cards
To obtain an Eagle-One Card, download the application (PDF) and return it to the Office of Student Services, Lyons Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. The $45 fee will be applied to your student account. All new students are required to have and will be charged for an ID card.
- Parking Permits
Read the Student Parking Permit Instructions on the Transportation website. In August, you may order your parking permit by logging into www.bc.edu/myservices and selecting "Parking Permits and Citations." Once ordered, you may pick up your parking permit in the Office of Student Services in Lyons Hall during normal office hours.
- Review and pay student account on My Bill (www.bc.edu/webpayment) (if registered)
- Sign up for direct deposit of student refunds (on My Bill)
- Update or verify your local and home addresses, telephone/cell phone numbers, and/or emergency contacts
- Waive mandatory Medical Insurance (if applicable). International students must submit a paper waiver, which can be downloaded from www.bc.edu/ssforms.
Financial Services Information
- Apply for Financial Aid
- E-Refunds Information
- Federal Funds Authorization
Federal regulations require that Title IV funds credited to your student account be applied only to cover allowable charges, unless Boston College obtains authorization at www.bc.edu/myservices to apply these funds to all other charges on your student account.
- Health/Infirmary Fees
All students who pay the Campus Health Fee are eligible for health services through the campus infirmary located on the ground floor of 2150 Commonwealth Ave. on the Chestnut Hill campus. The fee is $510 for coverage from September to June, or you may pay a per-visit fee of $100-$110.
- Massachusetts Medical Insurance Information
- Online Billing and Payment Information
- Verify or authorize your Third-Party Payer through My Bill (www.bc.edu/webpayment)
- Tuition and Fees
Full-time Law students are billed on a per semester basis. The fall semester bills are due by August 11, 2017.
Other Services and Information
- Eagle Bucks
Eagle Bucks can be used for purchases everywhere the Eagle-One Card is accepted, including on-campus restaurants, many vending and snack machines, contracted food delivery services, Boston College bookstores, residence hall laundry facilities, and off-campus vendors like City Convenience. To add money to Eagle Bucks, log in to www.bc.edu/myservices. Your credit card (Visa or MasterCard only) will be charged for the amount you wish to add.
The Office of Student Services sends all notifications to your BC email account, which is created automatically for all law students. All incoming students will access their BC e-mail through BC Google Apps for Education at g.bc.edu. Accounts will be username directly followed by @bc.edu (for example, email@example.com). This will be the primary way the University will contact students. Students may also access their e-mail at www.bc.edu/myservices. If students prefer they may forward this account to another e-mail system. Using Google Apps for Education at BC, which includes BC e-mail, requires a separate password (secondary password). Under “Account and Personal Info,” click “Change Secondary Password” and follow the listed guidelines to create it. The secondary password will only be used for Google Apps for Education. Students will continue to use their original password for other BC applications. Boston College will no longer send e-mail directly to the email account provided on admission applications, so please check the BC e-mail account regularly. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Student Services at 800-294-0294 or 617-552-3300.
- Off-Campus Housing—Office of Residential Life
- Loan Certification
The National Student Clearinghouse will process deferment forms for Fall 2017 in September, in accordance with Federal regulations. If your lender requires paper certification of your loan status, please bring the signed form to the Law School's Financial Aid Office. Your deferment form will be forwarded to the National Student Clearinghouse. If the enrollment certification does not require an official school seal or signature, you may process the certification online at www.bc.edu/myservices.
- Purchase MBTA passes for the semester.
Information about orientation and registration will be sent to during the summer. The Law School’s Office of Academic Services will complete your registration for fall semester first-year courses.
- Notices and Disclosures
- Notice of Non-Discrimination
- University Communication Policy
Visit Student Services’ voter registration webpage at www.bc.edu/offices/stserv/voterinfo.html for information about requesting a mail-in voter registration form, voting instructions, and web links to the Massachusetts Division of Elections and to the Massachusetts and National League of Women Voters websites.