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Life-Changing Financial Aid

Today, seven in 10 BC undergraduates receive some form of financial aid. Our mission? To ensure that every talented student accepted to BC can call the Heights home.
Life-Changing Financial Aid

In many ways, BC’s commitment to financial aid best expresses its Jesuit, Catholic values.

Boston College is one of only 19 private universities in the country that admit students “need-blind” and then meet each U.S. undergraduate's full demonstrated financial need.

What does that mean? BC accepts students for their potential to succeed rather than their ability to afford tuition, ensuring young women and men from every background can benefit from an exceptional education.

This standard is all the more difficult to maintain when BC has one of the smallest endowments of those select universities. Therefore, raising essential funds for student aid—especially at a time when seven in 10 BC students receive some assistance—is a primary Light the World goal.

Your support ensures talented students can always call the Heights home.


Faces of Financial Aid

Seven in 10 BC undergraduates receive some form of financial aid, including scholarships established by Light the World Donors. Here are a few of their stories. Read more.


Celebrating the BC Community

BC’s financial aid donors were honored at the 12th Annual Scholarship Dinner and the 27th Annual Wall Street Council Tribute Dinner. Read more.


Why Each Gift Matters

Three Eagles share how BC’s generous student aid creates transformative experiences at the Heights. Read more.

Gabby Acquino

Steadfast Support

Share the financial aid journey of Gabby Aquino ’16, who is pursuing her passions at BC and beyond. View Gabby’s video and read more.

Boston College Alumni and Friends