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2019–2020 academic year

The financial aid system for the 2019–2020 year is currently unavailable. Forms received before mid-November will not be viewable until the system is ready for use. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Please note: Some of these files are Adobe Acrobat® (PDF) formatted files. To view them, you will need to download the free Adobe Acrobat file reader.

  • Boston College awards need-based financial aid. We do not offer merit financial aid.
  • Please note Boston College does not participate in IDOC. You must submit all required documents to:

    Boston College Financial Aid Processing Center
    P.O. Box 67486
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 

Please write the student's eagle number on each page submitted.

  • Please check your financial aid application status online for your specific required documents at www.bc.edu/finaidapp.

You are eligible to apply for need-based aid if you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

To apply for federal and/or state aid, you need 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. Once the FAFSA is completed, you may be selected by the Federal Processor for a process called V​erification, which means you will have ​to provide additional requirements to verify actual tax data​. For more information, visit the Verification Guidelines web page.

Priority Filing Dates

Form Early Action Regular Decision Transfer WCAS
FAFSA (online)
BC FAFSA code: 002128
Must be submitted for all federal and state aid.
Nov. 15 Sept. Admission:
Jan. 15
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
Sept. Admission:
April 1
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
Sept. Admission:
Feb. 1
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1


Please note that by completing only the FAFSA, Boston College is not able to determine your eligibility for institutional need-based grants. In order to be considered for all institutional need-based aid as well as all federal and state aid, you must complete the FAFSA and the forms listed below, if applicable to your situation.

Priority Filing Dates

Form Early Action Regular Decision Transfer WCAS
CSS Profile
BC Profile code: 3083
Must be submitted for all need-based institutional aid.
Nov. 15 Sept. Admission:
Jan. 15
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
Sept. Admission: April 1
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
Boston College Financial Aid Application:
April 15
Signed copy of student's 2017 federal tax return, including all schedules and W-2 statements Nov. 15 Sept. Admission:
Jan. 15
Jan. Admission: Nov. 1
Sept. Admission: April 1
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
April 15
Signed copy of your parents' 2017 federal tax return, including all schedules and W-2 statements Nov. 15 Sept. Admission:
Jan. 15
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
Sept. Admission: Apr. 1
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
April 15
Copy of your noncustodial parent's 2017 federal tax return, including all schedules and W-2 statements Nov. 15 Sept. Admission:
Jan. 15
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
Sept. Admission: Apr. 1
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
April 15
Electronic Noncustodial Parent's Statement (Freshmen and Transfers only)** Nov. 15 Sept. Admission:
Jan. 15
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
Sept. Admission: April 1
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
April 15
Copy of 2017 federal business tax returns (1065, 1120, 1120S) with K-1s and all schedules in lieu of the Business/Farm Supplement.
Nov. 15 Sept. Admission:
Jan. 15
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
Sept. Admission: April 1
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
April 15
Business Farm Supplement
(if applicable)
Please submit if you or your parent(s) own any interest in a farm.
Nov. 15 Sept. Admission:
Jan. 15
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
Sept. Admission: April 1
Jan. Admission:
Nov. 1
April 15

 

**You will receive instructions on how to complete this form online when you complete your CSS Profile.