Summer Tuition Remission On-Campus
Frequently Asked Questions
The purpose of the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center (BAIC) On -Campus Summer Tuition Remission Program is to aid in the retention of students by providing resources to afford those experiencing academic difficulty the opportunity to improve their status at Boston College. Any student with such difficulties and wishes to take summer courses should first seek assistance from their college counselor at the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center. If after utilizing available support services, the student finds that they still need to take summer courses, they should apply to the BAIC Summer Tuition Remission Program. Students interested in taking courses for academic enrichment may also apply, but need to explain their reason for taking the requested course during the summer.
Summer Tuition Remission is one of our most popular services. Our office receives over 150 applications and we are not always able to help those who are truly in need due to limited funding. Please take this information into consideration when you apply, and if and when you receive your award. Please follow all instructions in this application material.
As a result of participating in the Summer Tuition Remission Program students will be able to:
- Reduce the number of deficiencies
- Advance in their academic requirements
- Take a course abroad
Instructions to Complete Application
- Please complete application online via MyBC
- If a question does not apply to you, write N/A (meaning “Not Applicable”) next to the question
- Please DO NOT call for results. Results will be sent via e-mail on April 6, 2018
- Completed Applications Must Be Submitted on March 19, 2018 by 11:59PM.
Completed Applications must include the following:
- Filled out application form done online through MyBC (OrgSync).
- Your most recent unofficial transcript uploaded to the application, degree audits will not be accepted. You can ONLY obtain a copy of your unofficial transcript by going to Student Services in Lyons Hall and asking for an UNOFFICIAL transcript. They are free of charge and will be given to you on the spot. Please scan and upload to your application.
- A copy of your Payment Authorization Form, which is linked in the online application. Please scan and upload this form to your application.
Application Process Information
- Results are sent via e-mail by Friday, April 6th, 2018.
- Results will include the course information and housing (if applicable)
- Course(s): The number that corresponds to “Course(s)” indicates that number of courses you have been granted. Please make sure that the courses you are requesting match the courses on your Course Approval Form.
- Housing: The “Yes” and “No” corresponding to “Housing” indicates whether you have been granted either or both. If there is a “No” under the category, it could mean you were either not granted such OR that you did not apply for it.
- See Counselor: If you have “See College Counselor” next to your Eagle #, you have to see your BAIC counselor immediately. This could mean that more information is required of you in order to finalize the decision. It could also mean your counselor wants to see you to provide you with further instructions. Call the office at 617-552-3358 or call your BAIC College Counselor directly to make the appointment immediately.
- Please note: Dining is not included with the STR On-Campus Award
Next Steps: If Awarded STR
- If you have been awarded STR please come to the BAIC office and pick up your stamped (for approval) course approval form. Then, bring this form with you to register for your courses at Student Services, Lyons Hall. It is your responsibility to pay the $45 registration fee which can be done via check, money order, or cash. Payment via eagle card is not accepted. For registration information, please click here. Once you have registered for your course(s), please return the pink copy or photocopy of your registration form to the front desk at the BAIC, Maloney Hall, Suite 455.
Returning your Award:
- If you have been granted course(s) and/or housing, and do NOT need or want all or a portion of it, please let your BAICCollege Counselor know immediately. Please provide this information to your College Counselor via e-mail.
- Please note: Courses and housing cannot be traded among friends.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible during the summer?
- Awards will be distributed to Seniors first, followed by Juniors, Sophomores, and then First Years. Awards will be distributed based on the following criteria:
- Students who have accumulated deficiencies.
- Students who demonstrate that they have utilized the support services of the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center through its mentoring program, counseling services and academic advisement (e.g., meeting with their BAIC counselor at least three times each semester).
- Based on summer session constraints, a few awards will be made for enrichment but students need to explain the reason why they need to take the course(s) during the summer.
- Summer session courses are granted with the understanding that you will successfully complete the course with a grade of C-, or better.
- Students who have received summer tuition in the past, who did not receive a C- or better, or who withdrew from a course, may not be considered.
How do I apply to the BAIC On-Campus Summer Tuition Remission Program?
- To apply, you must submit an application online, upload a copy of your most recent unofficial transcript (not a degree audit), and upload a copy of the signed Course Approval Form from your Academic Dean. You should allow at least 1 to 2 weeks for your Dean's office to process your request.
Where can I get an application?
- On MyBC (OrgSync)
Where do I get an UNOFFICIAL transcript?
- Student Services in Lyons Hall. Please ask for an unofficial transcript and it will be printed for you on the spot at no cost. Then, upload this document to your application.
Where do I get my Course Approval Form?
- Student Services online website or your Associate Dean’s office. Once complete, please upload this document to your application.
When is the application deadline?
- Monday, March 19th, 2018 by 11:59 PM.
When will I find out if I have been awarded Summer Tuition Remission?
- Friday, April 6th, 2018 via e-mail
Why do I have to demonstrate proactive academic assistance?
- The funds for summer session are provided to students who have made an effort to improve their academic situation. Unless students make an attempt to improve during the academic year, the summer session may not be the best help.
What is the maximum number of courses that are allowed?
- A maximum of two courses is allowed each Summer.
- Please ensure the courses that you list on your application match the approved courses on your Course Approval Form. It is suggested that you meet with your Dean to get your course approved first before filling out the application, to ensure accuracy.
Can I get housing during the summer?
- Yes. Please note and select carefully when choosing housing accommodations. You may select either Session I or II not BOTH. Also, housing awards are based on need and may be provided where commuting is neither feasible nor possible on a case-by-case basis. Office funds are for standard double or triple occupancy only in the non-air conditioned rooms. NO SINGLES ARE AVAILABLE.
- For more information on housing, please click here.
Are Lab fees included in the cost?
- If you were awarded a science course that requires a lab, the lab costs will be included.
Are meals available during the summer?
BAIC does NOT provide funding for meals. The cost of dining is the sole responsibility of the student. You may add Dining and/or Eagle Bucks to your Eagle-One Card account.
Who will make the decision?
- A committee consisting of the staff in the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center will make the decisions.
Will I receive an “entire package?”
- Not necessarily. In most cases, students apply for everything (i.e. two courses and housing) and are only awarded a portion of it. It is best to apply for only that which you need.
Can I change my course(s)?
- Yes, only if you have confirmed this change with your BAIC Counselor and Dean. Please have your Dean process a new Course Approval form and e-mail your counselor right away. Once your counselor has received your e-mail and discussed the change with you, your counselor will e-mail the confirmed changes to the appropriate staff person.
Can I withdraw from a class?
- Yes, but it is your responsibility to withdraw from the class and you must let your BAIC counselor know.
- Failure to inform your BAIC counselor decreases your chances of receiving an award subsequent summers.
- If you dropped your class after the allotted drop/add period, and we were not informed, you will have to pay the cost of the class.
- If you choose to withdraw from a class, the process is the same as during the academic year.
- If you do not show up to class all summer, you will not receive a passing grade, nor does it count as a formal withdrawal. This will also affect your eligibility for STR in future years.
- For information on how to withdraw from a class, please click here.
Will I lose my housing if I withdraw from a class?
Are there any final steps once awarded?
- Please return the pink copy or photo copy of the course registration form, to verify you have registered for class.
- If you were awarded housing, your name will be given to Residential Life so you may register for housing in Agora.
- Students are responsible for the payment of all registration and all course materials.
- Dates: Session I May 15th - June 22nd; Session II June 25th - August 3rd
- Registration for summer courses begins on April 11th
- Information about Summer Session is available
- Information about Summer Housing is available