Tuition & Fees

All fees are proposed and subject to change.

The University reserves the right to correct typographical errors or to adjust the Tuition and Fees schedule at any time it deems necessary. The Trustees of Boston College reserve the right to change the tuition rates and to make additional charges within the University whenever such action is deemed necessary.

Collection Cost and Fees

I understand that Boston College informs me of the status of my account via an Electronic Billing statement. It is my responsibility to review my Boston College e-mail for such billing notifications and to log into My Bill to view my account, note balances due, and pay them by published deadlines. I understand whether or not I receive an e-mail, it is my responsibility to review my account (My Bill) and make payments. If I have not paid my fees or made other payment arrangements with Credit and Collections staff by the published deadlines, I may be charged a $150 late payment fee. Returned payments will be charged a fee of $25.00 for a returned check or returned electronic payment ($65 for any returned item over $2,000).  

A complete list of tuition and fees is available each year at

I may authorize parent(s), guardians, or others to view and pay on my behalf but I understand and accept that I am individually, personally, and primarily responsible for the payment of my student account to Boston College.

I understand and accept that, if my account becomes delinquent or if I fail to comply with payment plan agreements, my services may be blocked. Participation in dormitory selection, use of the meal plan, library, and recreation complex, travel abroad, and registration for the following term may be impacted, as well as other services on campus. Accounts with balances remaining are subject to financial withdrawal, transcript, and diploma holds. I understand and accept that if I fail to pay my student account bill and fail to make acceptable payment arrangements with Boston College to bring my account current, Boston College may refer my delinquent account to a collection agency or attorney. I further understand that I am responsible for paying the collection agency fees which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 40% of my delinquent account balance, together with all reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs necessary for the collection of my delinquent account. Finally, I understand that my delinquent account may be reported to one or more of the national credit bureaus.

Students will not be permitted to enroll in classes without agreeing to accept financial responsibility as described above.

Notice of Consent to Collection Communications

I authorize Boston College and its agents and contractors to contact me at my current and any future phone number(s), e-mail address(es), or wireless device(s) regarding my student account, loans, or any other debt I owe to Boston College, or to receive general information from Boston College. I authorize Boston College and its agents and contractors to use automated telephone dialing equipment, artificial or pre-recorded voice or text messages, and personal calls and e-mails in their efforts to contact me.

Withdrawals and Refunds

Fees are not refundable. Tuition is canceled subject to the following conditions:

  • Notice of withdrawal must be made in writing to the dean of the student's school.
  • The date of receipt of written notice of withdrawal by the Dean's Office determines the amount of tuition canceled.

The cancellation schedule that follows will apply to students withdrawing voluntarily, as well as to students who are dismissed from the University for academic or disciplinary reasons.

I understand and agree that if I drop, withdraw, or fail to attend some/all of the classes for which I register, I will be responsible for paying all or a portion of tuition and fees in accordance with the refund schedules below. I further understand that my failure to attend class does not absolve me of my financial responsibility as described under the section titled Collection Cost and Fees. I understand I have an obligation to notify my Dean of my intent to withdraw/or take a leave of absence from the University and the date of such leave will be determined by the Dean’s office.

Federal Regulations Governing Refunds

If a student does not wish to leave any resulting credit balance on his or her account for subsequent use, he or she should request a refund at If a student has a credit balance as a result of Federal Aid and he or she does not request a refund, the University will, within two weeks, send the credit balance to his/her local address.

Federal regulations establish procedural guidelines applicable to the treatment of refunds whenever the student has been the recipient of financial assistance through any program authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These guidelines pertain to the Federal Perkins Loan, the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, the Federal College Work-Study, and the Federal Stafford and PLUS Loan. In such cases, the regulations require that a portion of any refund be returned according to federal guidelines. Students receiving Federal Title IV funds are subject to the following withdrawal/refund process for those funds: The University is required to return to the federal aid programs the amount of aid received that was in excess of the aid "earned" for the time period the student remained enrolled. Students who remain enrolled through at least 60% of the payment period (semester) are considered to have earned 100% of the aid received. If the University is required to return funds to Title IV aid programs, those funds must be returned in the following order: Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loans (Stafford), Federal Subsidized Direct Loans (Stafford), Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Direct PLUS, Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, and Federal TEACH Grants. Returning funds to these programs could result in a balance coming due to the University on the student’s account. Further, if a student withdraws, the institution must determine if any cash disbursement of Title IV funds, made directly to the student by the institution for non-instructional purposes, is an overpayment that must be repaid to the Title IV program. University policy developed to comply with the regulations at Boston College will be available upon request from the Office of Student Services.

Massachusetts State Scholarships follow this refund policy.