July Checklist

Welcome to the Student Services Monthly Checklist!

Highlights for July include billing for the fall semester and some special reminders for incoming freshmen.

The Office of Student Services wishes students a happy and productive summer!

Action Items

Mark the fall 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 June.

Fall semester bills for undergraduate and law students are due on August 9. Fall semester bills for graduate and Woods College students are due on September 6.

For more information, visit the Billing page. Information on payment options, including 529 Plans, are available on the Make a Payment tab.

Incoming freshmen: have you checked your BC e-mail recently?

Did you know that all future University communication will come through your assigned BC e-mail account? Make sure to check this account regularly, so you don't miss out on important student information. We sent in May an Orientation Checklist, MCAS survey, and other materials to help prepare for your arrival on campus.

Haven't set up your BC e-mail account yet? Visit www.bc.edu/email for instructions on how to access your account and create a secondary password.

We can't wait to see you at Orientation!

Complete the steps outlined in the First-Year Student Checklist (incoming freshmen)

View the First-Year Student Checklist.

Sign up for an Orientation session (incoming freshmen only)

All incoming deposited freshmen must sign up for an Orientation session. If you have not already signed up for your session, we encourage you to do so quickly. Sessions are filling up and are available on a first come first served basis, so sign up today. For more information, visit the First Year Experience website.

Complete the Incoming Student Federal Verification Form (incoming freshmen)

The 2019–2020 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 MCAS first-year student?

Fill out the MCAS student questionnaire. The 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.

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 2019–2020 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 2019–2020 has been received.

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 2019–2020 academic year. We advise enrolling by August 10 for annual and fall-only plans to meet billing deadlines. For more information, visit www.bc.edu/qppp.

Purchase a MBTA pass for the fall semester at a discount

The deadline to purchase fall semester MBTA passes at a discount is August 9. 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.

Looking for a summer job?

Summer 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.

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 20, 2019 for the entire academic year or 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.

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