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School of Theology and Ministry

Funding Your Studies

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The School of Theology and Boston College are deeply committed to assisting academically qualified students afford an excellent graduate education. Each year, generous funding is provided to new students through several types of financial assistance, supporting those candidates who have the strongest academic credentials, ministerial commitment, and greatest financial need.

By completing and submitting your STM application, you are automatically considered for all financial assistance for which you may be eligible.

stm scholarships

Tuition scholarships are based on considerations of academic achievement, potential for ministry, demonstrated leadership, and financial need.  Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission and is usually renewable at the same level in years following the student’s initial award year, assuming the student’s need and academic standing do not change markedly.  Prospective students are encouraged to contact the associate dean, Adam Poluzzi, for questions regarding the funding of your studies ( or 617-552-6506).  Learn more about scholarship opportunities.

assistantships and employment opportunities

There are many on- and off-campus opportunities for funding and employment.  The greatest number of these positions are located in administrative offices both in the STM and across campus and require a work commitment of up to 20 hours per week.  A separate application process for these assistantships is often required. Both the BC Office of Graduate Student Life and the BC Office of Student Services maintain a listing of potential assistantships and work-study positions open to Boston College graduate students.  Please note:  there are limited on-campus assistantship positions for master's students.  The application process is very competitive.  Learn more about assistantship opportunities.

federal student loans

The Office of Student Services at Boston College provides the option for students to apply for federal financial aid (loans and work-study). To apply, please visit their website and file both a FAFSA and BC Graduate Student Financial Aid Form.  Learn more about federal student loans.

cost of attendance

STM Tuition rate per credit 2013-2014
•  Tuition: $910 per credit
•  Minister-in-the-Vicinity (one course only): $201 per credit
•  Continuing Education Auditor (one course only): $426 per credit

Estimate of student expenses 2013-2014
•  Tuition and fees: $21,940 (24 credits at $910 per credit plus $100 in fees)
•  Rent and utilities: $10,500
•  Meals: $3,500
•  Transportation: $1,900
•  Personal expenses: $4,600
•  Books: $1,500
•  Total: $43,940