All accepted doctoral students receive merit-based financial support. Students at the Boston College School of Social work receive a multi-year full tuition package worth more than $125,000. This fellowship also provides a living stipend. The award in the first year is a $20,000 non-service stipend. In the second and third years, the award is a $20,000 service stipend. In the fourth year, the award is a $20,000 non-service stipend.
Boston College also awards an annual diversity fellowship which provides additional funding.
Advanced students are helped to secure dissertation grants and fellowships from a wide array of foundations and governmental sources. Newly-admitted students can additionally search the password-protected BCSSW Scholarship Database. In addition, teaching assistantships and research assistantships are available from faculty research and training grants. A select group of advanced doctoral students are also recruited to teach part-time at Boston area colleges and universities.
Students may also apply for need-based financial aid through the University.
The Office of Student Services administers and awards need-based federal financial aid programs. Please review their Financial Aid website for information and deadlines.
Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor. Boston College School Code 002128. FAFSAs are available at the Office of Student Services Financial Aid website or from FAFSA.
Submit the Boston College Graduate Financial Aid Application to the Office of Student Services.
If requested by Student Services, submit a signed copy of your (and your spouse's, if married and filed separately) most recent Federal Income Tax Return.
Upon receipt of these documents and the School of Social Work's notification of the applicant's acceptance, Student Services will review the application and notify the student regarding eligibility.
For information on financial aid terms and conditions, disbursement, loan repayment, continued eligibility for aid programs, and rights and responsibilities, contact: