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Boston College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$66,364 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$50,480 tuition
$13,818 on campus room & board
$1,250 books and supplies
$816 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$66,364 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$50,480 tuition
$13,818 on campus room & board
$1,250 books and supplies
$816 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$36,131 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
53% of students receive aid
13% get federal aid ($7,307 avg)
4% get state aid ($2,846 avg)
41% get institn'l aid ($36,131 avg)
38% get loans ($4,027 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.98% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.98% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $38,399 41%
Federal Grant Aid $7,307 13%
Pell Grants $4,640 12%
Other Federal Grants $3,014 12%
Institution Grant Aid $36,131 41%
State Grant Aid $2,846 4%
Student Loans $4,027 38%
Federal Loans $4,025 38%
Other Loans $3,000 0%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- Y N N N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: within 2 week(s) of notification
Does Boston College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 552-8000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,826
Out of State $1,826


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Mario from Oceanside, NY
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Boston College is extremely expensive and only gives financial aid to less than 50% of the students. They also only have one scholarship that they give to about fifteen freshman each year. While it is expensive, I do believe that you will be getting more than what you paid for here.

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  • 4
  • Claudia from McHenry, IL
  • I am a current student here

    BC is pretty expensive at almost $60000 a year, and financial aid isn't always generous. However, you are getting a high quality education that you might not get at a cheaper school. Although it is pretty painful taking out those student loans, you know you will get your money's worth in an education that will lead you to accomplish great things. With a BC education under your belt, you'll be able to find work/get into grad school, which will ultimately lead to paying off those hefty loans anyway. So, overall, it is worth the money.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Very pricey, but they truly educate the whole person which is what you're coming to BC for, right?

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  • 3
  • Samantha from Camarillo, CA
  • I am a current student here

    BC is pricey no doubt, but your college experience is what you make it. you can juice it for every cent, or you can watch the years flow by. your choice

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