Support of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Students
True to its mission and heritage, Boston College is a welcoming and inclusive community. Boston College President William P. Leahy, S.J. signed statements from Pomona College and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) that urge the continuation of assistance to undocumented students through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, noting “Boston College is committed to supporting all of its students. The DACA program has benefitted students at Boston College, and they have contributed greatly to the life of our community.” Read more of Father Leahy's statement.
Undocumented students, with or without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), who are interested in or apply to the Woods College at Boston College, are treated equally to any other U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The application process is the same for undocumented students as it is for domestic students. While undocumented students are not eligible for federal aid, Boston College institutional aid may be available.
To be considered for institutional aid, students must complete the College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS). More information may be found on the Boston College Financial Aid webpage.