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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

LAW STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Understanding Your Budget

The total cost of a Boston College education includes fixed and estimated expenses. Fixed expenses for resident students include tuition, fees, room and board. Also included in the budget are allowances for books and supplies, as well as personal and travel expenses. Students are billed by Boston College for fixed expenses minus any scholarships, grants, and loans awarded. Your cost of attendance for the 2013-2014 academic year is estimated on your award letter. However, note that student budgets can vary, depending upon on- or off-campus residency. You must notify the Office of Student Services in writing if your housing status changes.

Scholarships, grants, and loans are credited directly to the student account. If these funds exceed the fixed expenses on the student's bill, the credit may be withdrawn to pay for other estimated educational expenses. However, this credit is not available until the student has completed all the necessary application materials and the funds have been received by the appropriate sources and credited to the student's account. Typically, the earliest a credit balance may be refunded to a student is after the drop/add period has ended at the beginning of each semester. Therefore, students should arrive on campus prepared to pay for their books, supplies, rent (if living off campus), and other costs that they will incur early in the semester.

Your eligibility for institutional need-based financial aid requires that you be fully eligible for all federal and state aid. We determine your eligibility for institutional funds after your eligibility for federal and state aid has been determined.

Resident Student Budget *

The approximate total cost for an incoming resident student is $61,083. This figure consists of an average billed cost (without financial assistance) of $59,083 for tuition, fees, room, and board. The remaining $2,000 is an estimate of expenses for books, transportation, and miscellaneous costs. The approximate total cost for a returning resident student is $61,083, which reflects the average cost of upper class residence hall charges.

Commuter Student Budget *

The approximate total cost for an incoming commuter student is $49,180. This figure consists of an average billed cost (without financial assistance) of $45,180 for tuition and fees. The remaining $4,000 is an allowance toward books, meals, transportation, and an estimated cost for room and board at home.

Off-Campus Student Budget *

The approximate total cost for a student living off campus is $55,505. This figure consists of an average billed cost (without financial assistance) of $45,180 for tuition and fees. The remaining $10,325 is an allowance toward books, meals, transportation, and an estimated cost for room and board off campus.

** Costs for 2013-2014
 

Undergraduate Tuition
$44,870
*** Residence Hall Fees  
Newton Campus, Upper Campus
$7,970
Board Plan
$4,914
Miscellaneous Fees
 
Science Laboratory Fee (per semester)
$315
Nursing Laboratory Fee (per semester)
$225
Undergraduate Government Fee
$310
Student Identification Fee
$30
Infirmary Facility Fee
$442
Freshman Orientation Fee
$436

Students are also required to enroll in the University's medical insurance plan. The proposed annual premium has not yet been set. For 2012-2013 the fee was $2,290. Every student will be charged for medical insurance unless a waiver is completed showing comparable coverage under the family's medical plan. Waiver information will be mailed to all students in late May.

* Financial aid cannot exceed the cost of attendance.

** Quoted costs are subject to change.

*** Residence Hall fees vary based on the particular hall.

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LAW STUDENTS

Cost of Attendance

The total cost of attendance at the Boston College Law School includes fixed and estimated expenses for the nine-month academic year. Fixed expenses include tuition and fees. Estimated expenses include room and board, books, travel, and personal expenses. Boston College bills students electronically for fixed expenses. Fall semester bills are sent in June and are due in August. Spring semester bills are sent in November and are due in December. For more information see the Online Billing and Payment section on page four of this newsletter.

Living expense amounts listed below are estimates since actual amounts will vary based on a student's living arrangements and associated costs. A student's actual academic year budget may be less than listed below. Therefore, students should plan their budgets wisely and borrow conservatively, keeping in mind that loans have to be repaid.

Dependent Care Expenses

Boston College will increase the budget by $1,800 per dependent for applicants with children under the age of sixteen.

Other Budget Adjustments

Please be aware that indirect costs may not be adjusted within the total budget except for special circumstances. Applicants should save all receipts associated with non-standard educational expenses (unreimbursed medical and/or dental) in the event a budget appeal is required during the academic year.

Law Student Budget

September 2012 to May 2013

Law School Expenses *
 
 
Tuition
 
$43,170
Law Student Association Fee
 
$136
Federal Direct Stafford Loan Fee
 
$205
Books
 
$1,300
Total:
 
$44,811
 
 
 
Living Expenses *
 
 
Room
$1,065/mo.
$9,585
Board
$355/mo.
$3,200
Transportation
$224/mo.
$2,020
Personal
$362/mo.
$3,255
Total:
$2,006/mo.
$18,060
   
 
Total Budget
 
$62,871


PLEASE NOTE: Refunds are not available to students until the first week of classes. Therefore, students must be prepared to meet all living expenses prior to financial aid being disbursed and any refund that you are due is available. Refunds may be requested through the Agora Portal at portal.bc.edu.

* Quoted costs are subject to change.

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

The total cost of a Boston College education includes tuition, fees, and living expenses. Please note all billing statements are sent electronically. Visit www.bc.edu/mybill  for more information. Living expenses include rent/utilities, meals, books, travel, and personal expenses. The cost of attendance for the 2013-2014 academic year is listed below.

Graduate School Budget

The total budget equals tuition, books, fees, and living expenses for nine months.

Tuition for 2013-2014 *
 
School of Social Work
$1,012/credit hour
Carroll School of Management Graduate Programs
$1,430/credit hour
Carroll School of Management Full-Time MBA Program for Entering Students
$21,000/per semester
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
$1,344/credit hour
Lynch School of Education, Graduate Programs
$1,212/credit hour
Connell Graduate School of Nursing
$1,154/credit hour
School of Theology and Ministry
$910/credit hour
Woods College of Advancing Studies—Graduate Programs
$686/credit hour
 
 
Initial Boston College ID Card For Entering Students Fee:
$30
Books & Supplies:
$1,300
Federal Direct Stafford Loan Fee: $205
Graduate Student Activity Fee:
$45 full-time (7 or more credits)
$55 (CGSOM 7 or more credits)
$30 (6 or fewer credits)

 

 

Living Expenses: Monthly Academic Year
9 Months
Summer/Fall
7 Months
       
Rent/Utilities $1,065 $9,585 $7,455
Meals $355 $3,200 $2,489
Transportation $224 $2,020 $1,571
Personal Expenses $362 $3,255 $2,532
Total: $2,006 $18,060 $14,047


Dependent Care Expenses
Applicants with dependents will be granted an additional budget allowance of $1,800 per dependent under the age of sixteen

PLEASE NOTE: Refunds are not available to students until the first week of classes. Therefore, students must be prepared to meet all living expenses prior to financial aid being disbursed and any refund that you are due is available. Refunds may be requested through the Agora Portal at portal.bc.edu.

 

* Quoted costs are subject to change.

 

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