The Board of Trustees has set undergraduate tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year at $52,500, as part of a 3.6 percent increase in tuition, fees, room and board, bringing the overall cost of attendance at Boston College to $67,488.

To maintain the University’s commitment to providing access to students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, the trustees voted to increase need-based undergraduate financial aid by 5.8 percent to $120.5 million.

Boston College remains one of only 19 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 66 percent of Boston College undergraduates receive financial aid, with the average need-based financial aid package projected to exceed $43,000 in 2017-2018.

“The University remains committed to being an affordable option for all qualified students seeking admission to Boston College,” said Executive Vice President Michael Lochhead. “In this regard, tuition remission will be increased by 5.8 percent, outpacing the underlying growth in tuition and fee rates.  Each year, the administration devotes significant energy to producing a budget that balances growth in student-generated revenues, like tuition and fees, with growth in expenses that support and strengthen the unique student educational and formative experiences at Boston College.”

"Boston College promises an exceptional undergraduate experience, and we are grateful that so many students and families are drawn to our Jesuit, Catholic University,” said Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley. “We recognize that the high cost of higher education is a significant challenge, and we work tirelessly to ensure that resources are leveraged to enhance academic programs even as we work to operate as efficiently as we can.  Our commitment to need-blind admissions and to meeting the full demonstrated need of all students sets us apart from many of our competitors."

Nationally, the average tuition increase for four-year private universities during the 2016-2017 academic year was 3.6 percent, according to the College Board.

The Board of Trustees also set tuition for graduate programs for the 2017-2018 academic year, including Boston College Law ($52,640), and the full-time MBA program in the Carroll School of Management ($49,230).    

Boston College is ranked 41st in the “Best Value Schools” category among national universities by U.S. News & World Report. It also placed 19th in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s ranking of the top 50 “Best Values” among American private universities. Overall, the University is ranked 31st among national universities by U.S. News.  

—University Communications