Boston College is committed to providing access to students from all socioeconomic backgrounds by maximizing affordability and minimizing debt to ensure that admitted students can thrive in the Messina College program.
Boston College remains committed to making our exceptional education affordable. At Messina College, financial aid will be provided to meet 100% of demonstrated financial aid. This will allow students to make an enrollment decision based on best academic fit versus concern for finances. Qualified financially needy students will receive a combination of grant, loan, and work-study funds to resolve direct costs. Students will also be provided with low cost book options and a free laptop.
Financial aid eligibility is based on a family's demonstrated need. Boston College is committed to meeting your demonstrated need with different forms of financial aid funds. Your demonstrated need is the difference between the cost of attendance and the expected family contribution, as determined by Boston College.
|Cost of Attendance|
|– Family Contribution|
|= Demonstrated Need|
Boston College is dedicated to making a high-quality Jesuit education available to students with limited financial resources. Our financial aid staff will work closely with students and their families to ensure that Messina College is an affordable option.
(Pending Board approval. Rates are subject to change.)
|Comprehensive Tuition – Messina College (includes all fees)||$32,000|
|Housing (11 months)||$12,800|
|Food (21 meals/week)||$9,800|
This tool asks six basic financial questions to give you an early estimated range (Low/Best/High) of the amount your family may need to contribute for one year at Messina College.
For most students, the Best estimate is closest to the amount your family may need to contribute for one year at Messina College.
The terms "scholarship" and "grant" are used interchangeably at Boston College. Scholarships are aid that do not need to be repaid. Boston College is unable to provide financial aid to international applicants.
Note: Boston College institutional funding may be reduced if a student is eligible for federal or state grants.
After January 16
Rolling Applications accepted on a space-available basis
Boston College believes that the primary responsibility for educational expenses lies with the student and the family. Therefore, both biological parents must submit financial information in order to establish a student’s eligibility for financial aid.
For exact details on what you need to submit, visit www.bc.edu/finaidapp.
If the whereabouts of your noncustodial parent are unknown, or if there are extenuating circumstances regarding your situation, please complete the Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition. Please provide supporting documentation from a third party. Requests without supporting documentation will not be reviewed. Refusal of your noncustodial parent to provide information or support does not constitute a waiver.
Please note that Boston College will also accept the Noncustodial PROFILE Waiver Request made available to incoming students by the College Board.
All information is kept strictly confidential, unless a signed release is provided authorizing the sharing of information between all parties.
A student is considered federally independent if any of the following apply:
For institutional aid purposes, all undergraduates at Boston College are considered dependent. We will only consider students independent in extreme circumstances. The student should submit a letter appealing dependency status to the Office of Student Services. The appeal letter should outline the student's relationship with his/her parents. We also require a letter from a third-party (counselor, teacher, social worker, lawyer for example) in support of the claim.