July Checklist

Welcome to the Student Services Monthly Checklist.

Highlights for July include Coronavirus FAQs, billing for the fall semester, and some special reminders for incoming students.

The Office of Student Services wishes you and your family all the best during these difficult times.

Action Items

Read the Coronavirus FAQs.

Visit the Coronavirus FAQs page for more information regarding refunds, student employment, financial aid, registration, and more. This page will be expanded and updated on a necessary and frequent basis.

Mark the fall bill due date on your calendars.

Students and Authorized Payers will receive an e-mail from Student Services at the end of this week with a link to their fall tuition bill. For students, this e-mail will go to their BC e-mail account.

Fall semester bills for undergraduate and law students are due on August 14. Fall semester bills for graduate and Woods College students are due on September 11.

For more information, visit the Billing page.

Enroll in QuikPAY Payment Plan (undergraduate and law students).

Enrollment for the QuikPAY Payment Plan (available to undergraduate and law students only) began on May 6 for the 2020–2021 academic year. We advise enrolling by August 14 for annual and fall-only plans to meet billing deadlines. For more information, visit www.bc.edu/qppp.

Complete the steps outlined in the First-Year Undergraduate Student Checklist by August 1 (incoming freshmen).

View the First-Year Undergraduate Student Checklist.

Note: if you are an incoming student in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences (MCAS), take a moment to fill out the MCAS student questionnaire. The questionnaire should be completed immediately. The Boston College Academic Advising Center will use the information you provide in the questionnaire to assign you to a pre-major academic advisor based on your interests.

Complete the Incoming Student Federal Verification Form (incoming freshmen).

The 2020–2021 Incoming Student Federal Verification Form is now available on the Financial Aid Forms page. All freshmen are required to complete this form as it is used to verify your financial aid award. An e-mail was sent to all incoming students with instructions pertaining to the submission of this form.

Incoming graduate or law student?

Welcome to Boston College! There are a number of things you need to do now that you have matriculated. Visit the Incoming Graduate Student Checklist and Incoming Law Student Checklist for more information.

Apply for financial aid (continuing graduate and law students).

If you have not done so already, you need to apply for federal financial aid each year. More information regarding financial aid is available at the Graduate Financial Aid page.

To view a list of financial aid requirements and to check on the status of your application, visit www.bc.edu/finaidapp.

Complete the FAFSA and 2020–2021 Graduate/Law Supplemental form (graduate and law students).

Reminder: this is required for graduate and law students who are taking more than 6 credits per semester, in a dual degree program, or want financial aid for summer.

Look out for e-mail on how to sign Promissory Notes (students awarded Nursing and BC Law Loans).

During July, students awarded Nursing and BC Law Loans will be notified via e-mail regarding when and how to sign their Promissory Notes at Heartland ECSI.

Not heard back about your financial aid application yet?

To check on the status of your application, visit www.bc.edu/finaidapp. All undergraduate financial aid award notifications for completed applications will be e-mailed to students' BC e-mail addresses. If students did not receive an award notification, they should make sure that all required information for 2020–2021 has been received.

Note the new financial aid document upload website.

You must submit all required documents to www.bc.edu/finaidupload. For more information, visit the Financial Aid Forms page.

Due to procedural changes and recommended social distancing of Credit Collection staff and students, we encourage all students take steps early in the summer to resolve their tuition accounts.

For more information, visit the Billing page.

Purchase a discounted MBTA pass for the fall semester.

Update: The deadline to purchase fall semester MBTA passes at a discount is now August 4. Visit the MBTA Passes and Parking Permits page for more information.

Taking a course at another institution this summer? Remember to complete the Course Approval Form and request an official transcript sent to the Office of Student Services.

Visit the Summer Registration page for more information.

Summer job opportunities are now available but are limited only to certain positions.

Please refer to our Summer Job Listings for availability.

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.

Complete Title IV Authorization (if applicable).

Federal regulations require that Title IV funds credited to your student account be applied only to cover allowable charges, unless Boston College obtains authorization to apply these funds to all other charges on your student account. You may submit your authorization electronically at www.bc.edu/myservices. For more information, visit the Billing page.

Enroll in direct deposit for student account refunds (if applicable).

We recommend that all students use direct deposit when requesting refunds. Refunds processed via direct deposit are faster and do not require pickup. Visit the Billing page for instructions and more information.

Waive medical insurance (if applicable).

Waivers must be completed every year. To waive medical insurance, go to www.bc.edu/myservices ("Medical Insurance"). All waivers must be submitted by September 25, 2020 for the entire academic year or by January 29, 2021 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.

News and Notes