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Welcome to the Student Services Monthly Checklist!

Highlights for January and February: the start of the spring semester, extended hours at Student Services, and the add/drop deadline.

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 Tuesday, January 17.

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 25. The last day for full-time undergraduate day students to drop a course in their Associate Dean's office is Wednesday, February 15.

Seniors graduating in May: remember to check your Degree Audit before the add/drop deadline, in case you need to add an additional course to graduate on time.

Run a degree audit at www.bc.edu/myservices (graduating seniors).

Look for the following message: "ALL REQUIREMENTS COMPLETED --- IN-PROGRESS COURSES USED." If a student does not receive this message, he/she will not meet the requirements for graduation and will not receive a degree. Please reach out to the appropriate academic contact (MCAS — Karen Livingston; CSOM, CSON, and LSEHD — Jenna Burke) or your advisor or Academic Dean immediately to resolve any graduation clearance issue.

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

Undergraduate students in MCAS, CSOM, LSEHD, or CSON interested in registering for a spring 2023 course in the WCAS will be able to self-register for any open course beginning January 11 at 9 a.m.

First-year students are not eligible to take WCAS courses. All other students are allowed to enroll in just one WCAS course per term. For more information, including restrictions, visit the Undergraduate Registration page.

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

The spring 2023 extended walk-in and telephone service hours are available on the Hours page.

Mark the spring tuition due dates on your calendar.

Students received an email from Student Services to their BC email address with their tuition and fees statement for the spring semester.

Spring semester bills for undergraduate and law students were due on December 9. Spring semester bills for graduate and Woods College students are due on January 13.

For more information, visit the Billing page.

Declare your housing intent for 2023–2024.

Room selection sign-up will open on January 23. Eligible students must declare their housing intents in the Agora Portal by February 3.

Waive medical insurance (if applicable).

To waive spring medical insurance, go to www.bc.edu/medinsurance and select the Forms tab. All waivers must be submitted by January 27, 2023 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 spring medical insurance plan.

Note that, on March 1, all "I" (Incomplete) grades from the fall 2022 semester will change automatically to "F" (Failure).

Please contact your faculty member to resolve this issue prior to March 1. If you have additional questions, please visit your Academic Dean's office.

Get started on your 2023–2024 FAFSA (if applicable).

You can now file your 2023–2024 FAFSA. Visit www.bc.edu/finaid for more information.

Note the new returning undergraduate financial aid application deadline.

New for 202324: The Boston College Undergraduate Financial Aid Application will be moving to an electronic form. The electronic form will be available mid-January, and we will send you an email with a link to the electronic application. Due to the later availability of the application, the 2023–24 financial aid deadline will be moved to March 1, 2023.

Note the graduate and law financial aid application deadlines.

Graduate and Law Students can begin completing the 2022–2023 FAFSA now.

The 2022–2023 Grad Enrollment Form and 2022–2023 Grad Supplemental Form are now available on the bc.edu/gradaid website.    

Graduate and Law Students should be mindful that the deadline to apply for Summer Work Study is February 3, 2023. Both the 2023–2024 FAFSA and 2023–2024 Grad/Law Supplemental Form must be received by the Office of Student Services by February 3. Uploads should be done no later than February 1 in order to be received on time. Refer to bc.edu/gradaid for additional information.

Purchase an 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 January 10.

All pass purchasers will be notified in late January at their Boston College email address when spring semester passes are available for pick-up in the Office of Student Services. 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"). After ordering a parking permit, students may pick it up at 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 2022 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 2022 taxes.
  • Student employee W-2s will be mailed by January 31.

Have you moved? Update your local and home (permanent) address information.

Enrolled students may update their location information at any time via Boston College's institutional Agora Portal, under the "Account and Personal Info" section. Applicants to Boston College may update their location information through the application system appropriate to their program or may contact their program's Office of Admission.

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. For students who have secured an on-campus job for the first time, please be sure to bring forms of identification (such as, but not limited to, a valid/unexpired U.S. Passport, or a combination of a valid driver’s license or Eagle ID card and Social Security card or birth certificate) in original formats. No pictures or photocopies will be accepted. A full list of acceptable documents for Form I-9 completion can be found on the USCIS website. International F-1 students will need to bring in their valid Foreign Passport along with their Forms I-94 and I-20 and Employment Authorization Letter from the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS).

Withdrawing and need a refund for your student account?

Visit the Tuition and Fees and Billing pages for more information.

Ongoing Reminders

Sign a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (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.

Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling (if applicable).

Visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information.

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.

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