The Board of Trustees has set undergraduate tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year at $59,050, as part of a 3.69 percent increase in tuition, fees, room and board, bringing the overall annual cost of attendance at Boston College to $75,422.
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 four percent, or $5.6 million, to a total of $146 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 $49,000 in 2020-2021.
“Every effort goes into developing a budget that provides the best possible educational experience for our students, while being sensitive to the sacrifices that families make to send their children to Boston College,” said Executive Vice President Michael Lochhead. “The University remains committed to meeting the full demonstrated need of all accepted students through the $146 million in need-based financial aid that we will offer this year.”
The Board of Trustees also set tuition for graduate programs for the 2020-2021 academic year, including Boston College Law ($59,220), and the full-time MBA program in the Carroll School of Management ($55,380).
Boston College is ranked 34th in the “Best Value Schools” category among national universities by US 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