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Cost of Attendance

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To help you budget the cost of your graduate program, the Office of Student Services has calculated an approximate cost of attendance for graduate students, which includes both tuition and living expenses.  You can use this webpage to help plan your graduate school finances. 

cost per credit

Each year the University sets a rate per credit for graduate courses in the Lynch School.  Most graduate courses are 3 credits.


Doctoral Student Funding >>

Ph.D. Funding
The Lynch School offers competitive full funding packages for full-time Ph.D. students during their first three years of study through a combination of research and teaching assistantships.  Assistantships provide both critical training and funding packages that include a monthly stipend, tuition remission, and individual health insurance coverage. 

In year four and beyond, additional funding opportunities are available through teaching fellowships and grant-funded research assistantships that also provide additional experience and opportunities for mentorship.

Doctoral Diversity Fellowships
Boston College has resources that support a number of fellowships that are offered to especially promising doctorate students from groups that are underrepresented in their professions of choice. These fellowships are renewable for between three to five years assuming continued academic excellence, and carry full tuition scholarships and stipends.  By nomination of the faculty at the time of admission.

Ed.D. Funding
Ed.D. students are eligible for partial tuition remission from the Lynch School as well as financial support from other sources, including federal need-based aid.

Student Bills

Student bills are handled centrally at the University through the Office of Student Services. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding billing, click here.