Tuition and Aid

A graduate degree from Boston College is an excellent investment in your future. The Carroll School provides a wide range of merit-based scholarships and assistantships to both domestic and international full-time candidates. Boston College also offers loan and work-study programs to help students finance their educations.

Full-Time MBA Program

Tuition rate (per semester) $26,625 (2019-20)


Full-Time MSF and MSA Programs

Tuition rate (per credit hour) $1,814 (2019-2020)
Tuition rate (for 30 credits) $54,420


Part-Time MBA and MSF Programs

Tuition rate (per credit hour) $1,814 (2019-2020)
Total Credits in MBA Program 57
Total Credits in MSF Program 30


Fees & Expenses 

The expenses listed below reflect estimated amounts for the 2019-2020 academic year (a period of nine months). For more information on cost of attendance, visit the Graduate Financial Aid page

Graduate Student Activity Fee $60 (7 or more credits)
Initial Boston College ID Card For Entering Students Fee $45
Medical Insurance** $3,120
Rent/Utilities $12,285
Meals $3,200
Transportation $2,020
Personal Expenses
Books and Supplies

**For part-time students, medical insurance is required if not provided by an employer. Learn more about enrollment and waivers.

NOTE: Tuition rates, all fees, rules and regulations, courses and course content are subject to revision by the President and Board of Trustees or School Dean at any time.

All domestic and international applicants to the full-time MBA, MSF, and MSA programs are considered for merit-based scholarships and assistantships. Scholarship decisions are made and communicated with admission decisions.

Dean’s Scholarships

These institutional awards are merit-based scholarships and are awarded to exceptionally strong candidates. Dean’s Scholarships range in value provide tuition remission for graduate study in the Carroll School.

Ninety percent of entering full-time MBA students in 2019 received Dean’s Scholarships, with the average award totaling approximately $40,000. Almost half of the entering part-time MBA class in 2019 received scholarships, with the average award totaling over $7000. 


Graduate assistantships typically offer a stipend in exchange for either research or administrative responsibility. Assistantships can be offered in combination with scholarship awards, typically to full-time MBA and MSF students.

U.S. Military and Veterans’ Benefits

Veterans and military personnel are eligible for financial assistance with educational expenses. The GI Bill provides a variety of resources, while the Yellow Ribbon Program offers support to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who are eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. What’s more, military members and veterans who have been on active duty within the past 15 years of their application are eligible for an application fee waiver.

For more information about financial assistance programs available to Veterans and active duty service men and women, please visit our U.S. Military and Veterans’ Benefits page. Additionally, provides a helpful Financial Aid Guide for Military Servicemembers.

Denis O’Brien Fellowship

Global business leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and humanitarian advocate Denis O’Brien, BC MBA ’82, has generously created the Denis O’Brien Fellowship. Irish citizens who matriculate to the Carroll School of Management’s full-time MBA program may qualify for the Denis O’Brien Fellowship. The O’Brien Fellowship will cover the full cost of attendance for two years (or the duration of the MBA program). Eligible candidates will receive consideration for the fellowship during the initial application review by the Admission Committee. Learn more about the Denis O'Brien Fellowship.

Applying for Financial Aid

To apply for merit-based scholarships and assistantships, simply indicate your interest on the application for admission. For questions about need-based or loan-based financial assistance, please contact Boston College’s Office of Financial Services:

  • If your last name begins with a letter from A through F or S through Z, Elaine Holloman is your financial aid counselor.
  • If your last name begins with a letter from G through R, Marsia Hill Kreaime is your financial aid counselor.

Graduate Student Financial Aid Forms »


Students looking to fund their education may wish to consider online resources for information on grants and scholarships. Below is a sample of leading scholarship search providers:

The College Board
Peterson’s Scholarship Search