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Outside Scholarships

All students are encouraged to seek out outside scholarships to help with the cost of their education. To ensure the outside scholarship will benefit the student as much as possible, it is our policy to first replace the loan and work study portion of the student’s BC financial aid package; however, total grant funding (including outside scholarships) cannot exceed the student’s total demonstrated institutional need. If the amount of outside scholarship received exceeds the amount of loan and work study, then the student’s BC grant funds are reduced to meet their demonstrated institutional need. Unearned funding such as tuition benefits and state grants reduce BC grant funds dollar for dollar within the financial aid package.
Sources for outside scholarships can include high schools, civic organizations, vocational rehabilitation programs, national merit, etc. Students can also visit for additional outside scholarship application information.

Reporting and Mailing Scholarships
The federal government requires that students inform the Office of Student Services directly of any scholarships or other education benefits received from sources outside of BC. You should report this information on your financial aid application materials, as well as submit the outside scholarship award letter(s). Please ensure all outside scholarship information has the student’s name and eagle number included.
Please send all outside scholarship award letters to:

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

Please mail all outside scholarship check payments to:

Boston College
Office of Student Services
Lyons Hall, Room 103
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467