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Vibrant Programs

Professor Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Professor Stephanie Berzin of the Social Innovation and Leadership Program

A Program for Transformative Social Change

In the entrepreneurial spirit, Professor Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Professor Stephanie Berzin have taken leadership roles in the establishment of a new GSSW macro program: Social Innovation and Leadership Program and Collaborative (SIL).  More about a Program for Transformative... »

Professor Paul Kline

Re-Imagining Diversity

The Boston College Graduate School of Social Work made a historic commitment to infuse cross-cultural training into every single course.  More about Re-Imagining Diversity »

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PhD Financial Aid

All accepted doctoral students receive merit-based financial support. Students at the Boston College Graduate School of Social work receive a multi-year full tuition package worth more than $100,000. 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 an $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 an additional year of 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 GSSW 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.

Federal Financial Aid

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 Graduate School'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:

Boston College
Office of Student Services
Lyons Hall
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: 617-552-3300
Email: studentservices@bc.edu
Website: www.bc.edu/studentservices