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Graduate Financial Aid

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Invest in Your Future

A graduate degree from Boston College is an excellent investment in your future.  The Lynch School has a deep commitment to assisting academically qualified students afford an excellent graduate education.

1) Federal Financial Aid

Students should apply for federal financial aid and alternative loans through University Student Services at Boston College. To begin the process of applying and learn more, visit their website and file a FAFSA and Graduate Financial Aid Application.

WHEN: As soon as possible

2) Lynch School Assistance

The Office of Graduate Admission and Financial Aid in the Lynch School can also provide additional resources to aid students through both need-based and merit-based financial aid.

Need-Based Aid - If you are applying to a Master's program in the Lynch School and are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may be eligible to receive tuition remission based on your demonstrated, significant need.

WHEN: Applicants who complete the financial aid application by the December 31 priority deadline will be notified of a financial award at the time of acceptance. Applications received after this date will receive an award notification approximately 2-3 weeks after an official decision is made on the graduate program application. All financial aid applications must be received by May 1, 2016.

Merit-Based Awards - Tuition remission scholarships are awarded to incoming students identified by the faculty as having exceptional promise in their chosen fields of study and contributing to all forms of diversity in our student body, including intellectual, economic, racial, cultural, geographical, and gender diversity.  There is no application needed. All applicants will be automatically considered through their Lynch School application.

WHEN: Applicants who complete the graduate application by the December 31 priority deadline will receive the strongest consideration for Merit-Based Awards.

Named Scholarships - The Lynch School offers a number of special scholarships to our Master's students. These scholarships recognize the academic merit of our incoming students and honor the mission of the Lynch School.

WHEN: Applicants who apply to a particular graduate program by the December 1st priority deadline will receive the strongest consideration for Named Scholarships.

Graduate Assistantships - Many offices and departments on campus hire graduate students and provide assistantships (stipends and/or tuition-remission credits) for specific hours of work.  The Office of Graduate Student Life maintains an updated listing of available assistantships here.

WHEN: As soon as possible