Thank you for your interest in the FACHEX program at Boston College. As described in the about section, FACHEX is an undergraduate tuition remission option for children of current full time faculty, administrators, and staff of participating Jesuit Universities.
At Boston College, we typically identify over 100 FACHEX eligible applicants annually for 2 or 3 new FACHEX awards, which are offered to the most academically competitive applicant(s) in that year's admissions pool.
The specific procedures are detailed below. Please keep in mind that Boston College only considers incoming first-year applicants for new FACHEX awards. Transfer students and upperclassmen are not eligible. They should instead, contact the Boston College Office of Student Services to apply for Financial Aid.
First-Year Applicants For Fall 2020 Admission At BC
- Prospective first-year applicants who wish to be considered for FACHEX at Boston College, must apply by the Priority Scholarship Deadline of November 1st, and make sure to list their parent's employer as a participating Jesuit University in the Parent Employer field on the common application. Applicants may choose to have their application reviewed under the Early Decision I, Early Decision II, or Regular Decision considerations, so long as they have all of their admissions materials submitted by the Priority Scholarship Deadline of 11/1. There are NO exceptions to this policy, and failure to have complete admissions materials submitted by the Priority Scholarship Deadline of 11/1, will result in failure to be considered for a FACHEX award. (Please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission page for complete information about applying to Boston College).
- Parents of FACHEX eligible students are required to have their child certified as FACHEX eligible in the Tuition Exchange Database by December 1st. This can ONLY be completed by the parent's employing home institution, and will be used by Boston College to verify FACHEX eligibility if a student is selected as a possible finalist for a FACHEX award here. Failure to be certified as FACHEX eligible in the Tuition Exchange Database WILL result in a failure to be considered for a FACHEX award at Boston College. There are NO exceptions to this policy.
- In January, students who met the 11/1 Priority Scholarship Deadline, and whose admissions file lists a parent as being employed by a participating Jesuit University, will be reviewed for possible FACHEX consideration based on their academic competitiveness. Since there are only two or three new FACHEX awards available annually, only a handful of academically exceptional students can expect to be selected as FACHEX Finalists. FACHEX Finalists are sometimes co-invited to participate in the academically selective Presidential Scholars Program. (Students who qualify for this program are typically in the top 1-2% of the national pool of first-year applicants, and are selected on an invitation only basis from students who met the Priority Scholarship Deadline).
- By February, students selected as FACHEX Finalists will have their parent's FACHEX eligibility formally confirmed using the Tuition Exchange Database. As explained above, any student not certified as FACHEX eligible by their parent's employing home institution in the Tuition Exchange Database, will NOT be eligible for FACHEX consideration at Boston College.
- By April 1st, all FACHEX applicants to Boston College, who were certified as eligible to participate in FACHEX via the Tuition Exchange Database, will be notified of their official FACHEX status here. FACHEX awards are not granted by the Office of Student Services. The Boston College FACHEX Coordinator will notify a student directly if FACHEX is awarded.
- It is strongly recommended that ALL prospective students apply for financial aid at Boston College. Since FACHEX openings are extremely competitive in terms of availability and academic selectivity, a financial aid offer may make it possible to attend Boston College if FACHEX is not extended. It is also important to remember that the cost of tuition is not the only cost to be met. If there is a complete financial aid application on file at the time of acceptance, a notice detailing the financial aid package will accompany the offer of admission. For more information on financial aid, contact the Office of Student Services.
- Openings rarely occur after the initial selections are made. A student not offered the benefit as an entering first-year student will not be offered the benefit at Boston College later. For this reason, a waiting list is not maintained, nor is there an application process for upperclassmen.
- If a student is offered a FACHEX award at Boston College, it will be renewed on an annual basis provided the student continues to attend full time, and the student’s parent maintains their respective employment and FACHEX eligibility at a participating Jesuit university. Should a parent terminate their employment and/or subsequently fail to maintain FACHEX eligibility at their home institution, the student’s FACHEX award will be terminated at Boston College. FACHEX eligibility status is re-checked annually by Boston College using the Tuition Exchange Database, and only a parent's home employing institution can re-certify their child as FACHEX eligible, since FACHEX is tied to an employee benefit. Should a student lose FACHEX funding due to lack of maintaining FACHEX eligibility, their family would be encouraged to apply for Financial Aid.
- FACHEX recipients must enroll full-time and are expected to complete their undergraduate degree in four years. Recipients are not eligible for tuition remission for more than four years, or during the summer session. Should a recipient decide to interrupt his/her studies at Boston College, the BC FACHEX Coordinator should be notified before the end of the last funded semester, and reinstatement under FACHEX will depend upon the availability of funding at the time. It is not guaranteed. Students who take advantage of a Boston College Study Abroad Exchange Program during the fall or spring semester will continue to receive FACHEX funding during the academic year. Outside programs are NOT eligible regardless of major or circumstances.
- Because the FACHEX award is for full tuition, this benefit will supersede any other full or partial tuition remission award. Privately funded scholarships, i.e., those not awarded by the Boston College Office of Student Services, will not reduce a FACHEX benefit.
* A FACHEX award, should it be granted, only covers tuition. Any additional expenses incurred by the student such as room, board, fees, travel related expenses, and books are the sole responsibility of the student and/or the student's family.
* Although the FACHEX program across all AJCU participating institutions utilize the Tuition Exchange Database for FACHEX certifications, Boston College does not participate in the Tuition Exchange program. We only offer FACHEX.