The Board of Trustees has set undergraduate tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year at $56,780, as part of a 3.97 percent increase in tuition, fees, room, and board, bringing the overall annual cost of attendance at Boston College to $72,736.   

To maintain the University’s commitment to providing access to students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, the trustees voted to increase need-based undergraduate financial aid by 6.9 percent, or $9 million, to $140.3 million.

Boston College remains one of only 20 private universities in the United States that is need-blind in admissions and meets the full-demonstrated need of all undergraduate students.

Overall, more than 67 percent of Boston College undergraduates receive financial aid, with the average need-based financial aid package projected to exceed $47,000 in 2019-2020.  

“Recognizing the burden that tuition and student fees has on our families, the University takes great care every year to balance the budget and ensure that expenditures are carefully aligned with the immediate and long-term needs of Boston College to help ensure our students have access to a first-rate educational experience,” said Executive Vice President Michael Lochhead.

“Tuition increases this year help offset cost increases related to financial aid for students, salaries for faculty and staff, and costs related to new and existing facilities.”                                                          

Added Provost and Dean of faculties David Quigley, "The 2019-2020 University budget provides an additional $9 million in need-based financial aid for undergraduates while funding critical strategic investments in new faculty and academic priorities.”

The Board of Trustees also set tuition for graduate programs for the 2019-2020 academic year, including Boston College Law ($56,940), and the full-time M.B.A. program in the Carroll School of Management ($53,250).    

Boston College is ranked 33rd in the “Best Value Schools” category among national universities by U.S. News & World Report. It also placed 18th in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s ranking of the top 50 “Best Values” among American private universities.


Jack Dunn | University Communications