January Checklist

Welcome to the Student Services Monthly Checklist!

Highlights for January include the start of the spring semester and extended hours at Student Services.

The Office of Student Services would like to wish students and their families a happy new year!

Action Items

Classes for the spring semester start Monday, January 13.

Textbook information for the spring semester is now available on the Course Information and Schedule link at www.bc.edu/myservices. Visit the BC Bookstore website for more information.

Note the Add/Drop deadline.

Students may add a course or drop a course online through Wednesday, January 22. The last day for undergraduates only to drop a course in their Associate Dean's office is Friday, February 14.

Undergraduate day students, interested in taking a course at WCAS?

Undergraduate day students may register for spring Woods College of Advancing Studies courses beginning Monday, January 13 at 8 a.m. in Gasson 100. For more information, including the different rules for each school, visit the Undergraduate Registration page.

Note the Extended Hours at Student Services for the opening of the spring semester.

The spring 2020 extended walk-in and telephone service hours are available on the Hours page.

Graduating in May? Verify your diploma name.

Monday, February 3 is the last date for all students graduating in May 2020 to verify their diploma names online.

Waive medical insurance (if applicable).

To waive medical insurance, go to www.bc.edu/myservices ("Medical Insurance"). All waivers must be submitted by January 24, 2020 for the spring semester only. Students who do not complete a waiver prior to the deadline will automatically be enrolled in and charged the student-only premium for the Student Blue Plan.

Mark the spring bill due date on your calendars.

Students received an e-mail from Student Services to their BC e-mail address with their tuition and fees bill in mid-November.

Spring semester bills for undergraduate and law students were due on Tuesday, December 10. Spring semester bills for graduate and Woods College students are due on Friday, January 10.

For more information, visit the Billing page.

Get started on your 2020–2021 FAFSA.

You can now file your 2020–2021 FAFSA. Visit www.bc.edu/finaid for more information.

Note the returning undergraduate financial aid application deadline.

The priority filing date for the Undergraduate Financial Aid Application is February 1. The application and instructions are available on the Financial Aid Forms page.

Not completed your financial aid application yet?

Visit the Financial Aid Forms page for forms for undergraduates, graduate students, and law students.
To view a list of financial aid requirements and to check on the status of your application, visit www.bc.edu/finaidapp.

Purchase a MBTA pass for the spring semester.

Students may now purchase MBTA passes for the spring semester at a discount. The deadline to purchase passes at a discount is Tuesday, January 7. Visit the MBTA Passes and Parking Permits page for more information.

Order a parking permit (if applicable).

Eligible undergraduate resident students and graduate students may order a parking permit at www.bc.edu/myservices ("Parking Permits and Citations"). Students may pick up their parking permit in the Office of Student Services.

Looking for your 1098T, 1098E, or W-2s?

  • 1098T Forms will be mailed to students' home address by January 31.
  • 1098E Tax forms: Borrowers who paid interest during 2019 will be notified by their loan servicing companies of the amount of interest paid. The 1098E form is usually sent in January and may be used when filing 2019 taxes.
  • Student employee W-2s will be mailed by January 31.

Are you an incoming, returning, or transfer student?

Complete the steps outlined in the following checklists:

Looking for a job?

Academic year job opportunities are available on the Job Listings page.

Sign a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (if applicable).

Visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information.

Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling (if applicable).

Visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information.

Withdrawing and need a refund for your student account?

Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information.

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