Tuition & Aid

We know that a Boston College education is a worthwhile, but significant investment. We know that applying for financial aid can be a confusing and lengthy process. We hope that the resources here will give you the tools and information necessary to help make a Boston College education possible. The financial aid staff is committed to working together with you as you navigate this process.

$5,000

Osher Scholarships Maximum Award

Scholarship money for returning adult B.A. students

$67,000

Approximate Total Cost of B.A.

Based on current tuition, including 108 credits over fall and spring and 12 credits in summer

<$40,000

Average Program Cost for a 30-credit M.S.

Tuition & Fees

B.A.

Costs for the 2021–2022 Academic Year

All fees and tuition charges are due at the time of registration.

Expense Cost
Tuition $548 per credit
Required Massachusetts medical insurance According to credit
Registration fee See Fees Page
Identification Card Initial Fee See Fees Page
Books & supplies $400
For students wishing to audit a Woods College undergraduate course (without receiving academic credit) the fee for Academic year 2021-2022 is $1096. The fee paid to audit a course is non-refundable.

M.S. in Leadership and Administration

Costs for the 2021–2022 Academic Year

All fees and tuition charges are due at the time of registration.

Expense Cost
Tuition $980 per credit
Books & supplies $400
Required Massachusetts medical insurance According to credit
Registration fee See Fees Page
Identification Card Initial Fee See Fees Page

Financial aid and payment plans are available for students taking a minimum of 6 credits across a semester. A recommended first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please use Boston College’s FAFSA school code: 002128.

M.S. in Applied Economics

Costs for the 2021–2022 Academic Year

All fees and tuition charges are due at the time of registration.

Expense Cost
Tuition $1,248 per credit
Required Massachusetts medical insurance According to credit
Registration fee See Fees Page
Identification Card Initial Fee See Fees Page
Books & Supplies $400

Financial aid and payment plans are available for students taking a minimum of 6 credits across a semester. A recommended first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please use Boston College’s FAFSA school code: 002128.

M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance

Costs for the 2021–2022 Academic Year

All fees and tuition charges are due at the time of registration.

Expense Cost
Tuition $1,248 per credit
Required Massachusetts medical insurance According to credit
Registration fee See Fees Page
Identification Card Initial Fee See Fees Page
Books & Supplies $400

Financial aid and payment plans are available for students taking a minimum of 6 credits across a semester. A recommended first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please use Boston College’s FAFSA school code: 002128.

M.S. in Sports Administration

Costs for the 2021–2022 Academic Year

All fees and tuition charges are due at the time of registration.

Expense Cost
Tuition $1,248 per credit
Required Massachusetts medical insurance According to credit
Registration fee See Fees Page
Identification Card Initial Fee See Fees Page
Books & Supplies $400

Financial aid and payment plans are available for students taking a minimum of 6 credits across a semester. A recommended first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please use Boston College’s FAFSA school code: 002128.

M.H.A. Healthcare Administration

Costs for the 2021–2022 Academic Year

All fees and tuition charges are due at the time of registration.

Expense Cost
Tuition $1,268 per credit
Required Massachusetts medical insurance According to credit
Registration fee See Fees Page
Identification Card Initial Fee See Fees Page

Financial aid and payment plans are available for students taking a minimum of 6 credits across a semester. A recommended first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please use Boston College’s FAFSA school code: 002128.

Visiting & Nondegree Students

Visiting Students

Undergraduate students who have been approved to take day school courses pay the 2021-2022 day school per-credit rate, which is $2,018 per credit. 

International students please see all the important information provided on the International Students and Scholars website. For information about specific course offerings, please view the University's Course Information and Schedule website.

Nondegree Students

For students wishing to audit a Woods College undergraduate course (without receiving academic credit) the fee for Academic year 2021-2022 is $1096. The fee paid to audit a course is non-refundable.

Financial Aid

Boston College knows that applying for financial aid can be a confusing and lengthy process. We encourage you to utilize the resources provided on the Financial Aid Website to give you and your family the tools and information necessary to help make a Boston College education possible. The financial aid staff is committed to working with you as you navigate this process. 

Financial Aid Counselors are available to meet or speak with students throughout the process, and are divided by student last name. 

Please note: all students must apply annually if seeking aid. Prior year funding is not renewed.

Need-Based Financial Aid

Undergraduate Students

At the undergraduate level, the first step in applying for need based Financial Aid, is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using your FSA ID. Federal aid includes Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Direct Loans, both subsidized and unsubsidized, Perkins loans, Nursing loans, and Work-Study. State aid varies by state.

This process is also required for need-based scholarships. Please complete the FAFSA if you would like to be considered for need-based scholarships.  

In addition to completing the FAFSA, please follow the steps outlined on the Boston College Financial Aid page. International students are not eligible for need-based aid.

Graduate Students

Before beginning the financial aid process, you'll want to review requirements for your eligibility. Eligible students should then begin the process by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Financial Aid/Scholarship awards that have been applied to a students account can be viewed in Agora Portal in the Account Section by clicking "billing."

Osher Undergraduate Student Scholarship

This is a tuition-only scholarship available to Woods College students enrolled in the undergraduate degree program.
Bernard Osher

Philanthropist Bernard Osher of the Osher Foundation

In order to be eligible, students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Have experienced a cumulative gap in education of five or more years
  • Are pursuing their first bachelor's degree
  • Anticipate workforce participation for a significant period of time after receiving a degree
  • Demonstrate financial need (to be determined upon completion of FAFSA).
     

Osher Scholarship Program Website

Graduate Student Scholarships & Assistantships

Scholarships

Limited scholarships may be available for accepted degree-seeking students in select programs. Please contact the program director for additional information.

Assistantships

Some students choose to work while attending BC, either on- or off-campus. The Office of Graduate Student Life maintains a listing of various opportunities.

U.S. Military and Veterans Benefits

Veterans and military personnel are eligible for financial assistance with educational expenses. The GI Bill provides a variety of resources, while the Yellow Ribbon Program offers support to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who are eligible for the new Post 9/11 GI Bill. What’s more, military members and veterans who have been on active duty within the past 15 years of their application are eligible for an application fee waiver.

Student Employment

Boston College Student Services maintains a website developed to assist students in their search for hourly paid employment, as well as provide a wide range of information.

Alumni Tuition Discount

The Woods College of Advancing Studies is pleased to provide a 10% tuition discount on any Woods College course (nondegree, certificate, or degree program) to all Boston College alums. Students must be accepted into a nondegree, certificate, or degree program and ensure that an official Boston College transcript indicating degree conferral is submitted to the Woods College.

Review application requirements and complete an application.

Request a Boston College transcript from the BC registrar and have it submitted to the Woods College via wcasadm@bc.edu.

If accepted as a degree or nondegree student, the Woods College will apply the discount prior to the new semester.

Previously accepted students will have the 10% discount applied to the semester bill, as long as an official Boston College transcript was previously received by the Woods College.

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