Financial Aid

Boston College meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students. All QuestBridge applicants to Boston College are considered for need-based aid provided they submit the FAFSA, CSS/Financial Aid Profile, and federal income tax returns.

Match Requirements

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Deadline: November 1

The following items are required in addition to the QuestBridge Application.

Boston College QuestBridge Questionnaire

Upon receiving your National College Match Application, we'll send you the Boston College QuestBridge Questionnaire. This questionnaire is required in order for us to complete your application.

High School Transcript

Please have your high school counselor submit your official transcripts to bcapplicant@web-insites.com. If your counselor uploaded your transcript as part of your National College Match application, you do not need to resubmit it.

 

 

 

Standardized Testing

Boston College has adopted a test-optional policy for first year applicants during the 2020-21 admission cycle. Learn more here.

Students who are unable to submit standardized test results, or who choose not to, will not be disadvantaged in our selection process. In reviewing applications that do not include standardized test results, the Admission Committee will place greater emphasis on other required application credentials including academic performance, rigor of coursework, placement in class, personal statements, recommendations, and co-curricular involvement.

For those students who would like to submit standardized testing results, we accept the ACT or SAT and don't require any Optional Writing portion. If you submit multiple scores, we will superscore the tests for our evaluation and we will use the scores as one component in our holistic review of applications. If sending official scores from a testing agency, do NOT use the rush reporting service. Boston College will accept self-reported ACT or SAT test scores for QuestBridge students participating in the National College Match process only. For those who choose to submit test scores, official ACT or SAT score reports will be required prior to enrolling at Boston College. If the cost of sending test scores from the ACT or College Board would present a financial burden, please have your guidance or college counselor email a copy of your score report to bcapplicant@web-insites.com. We also accept test scores that are reported on official high school transcripts.

Students who wish to further quantify their academic successes are welcome to note non-required credentials such as Advanced Placement scores, predicted IB scores, or SAT Subject Test results (if previously taken). 

SAT code: 3083

ACT code: 1788

 

 

 

FAFSA

2020–2021 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002128

Available: October 1. Match applicants must complete the FAFSA by November 1. 

 

U.S. Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens 

 

Please note that undocumented student applicants (with or without DACA status) will not need to submit the FAFSA.

CSS Profile

CSS code: 3083

Available: October 1

Select Early Decision as your admission application type.

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Your noncustodial parent must submit a separate CSS Profile online.
  • After your custodial parent completes the CSS Profile, you'll be asked to provide an email address for your noncustodial parent.
  • Your noncustodial parent will then receive an email from the College Board with instructions on how to complete their CSS Profile online.
  • If you don't have any contact with your noncustodial parent, please submit the noncustodial parent waiver form below. 

Download the noncustodial parent waiver petition

2019 Federal Tax Returns

You may securely upload your required tax returns with all schedules, attachments, and W-2 forms to 

If you prefer to submit your documents by mail, please send them to:

Boston College
Financial Aid Processing Center
P.O. Box 1482
Portsmouth, NH 03801

If your parents own or operate a business, partnership or corporation, include a copy of the appropriate 2019 business, partnership or corporate tax returns. If your parents are divorced or separated, both biological parents must separately submit a signed copy of their 2019 federal income tax return, including all schedules, W-2s, 1099s, and any other earnings statements used to file the federal income tax return.

Finalists who choose to rank Boston College in QuestBridge’s National College Match apply to Boston College through Early Decision I, submitting their application and all supporting documents by November 1st. Applicants who choose this option are considered for a match with Boston College, which would include an official binding offer of admission. Finalists who match with Boston College will be notified of their admission decision and financial aid award by early December. 

Finalists who don’t match with Boston College, or a binding college partner, will have their application automatically moved to the Regular Decision application pool. Students must also fill out the Boston College Applicant Verification form, by January 1st, to indicate if they are interested in remaining a candidate for admission to BC through Regular Decision or if they would like to move their application to the Early Decision II application pool. Please note that Early Decision II is a binding admission process and also requires applicants to submit the Early Decision Agreement form. Students who are no longer interested in being considered for admission to Boston College may request to have their application witdrawn via this form or by email. Any finalist that matches with a partner school through a binding Early Decision commitment, will be automatically withdrawn.

Non-Finalists

Students who are not selected as a QuestBridge Finalist may still apply to BC through Early Decision I, Early Decision II, or Regular Decision. We will accept either the Common Application or the QuestBridge application. Please visit the for more information. 

Non-Participating Finalists

QuestBridge Finalists who choose not to participate in the National College Match process are encouraged to submit their QuestBridge application to Boston College. These students can apply to BC through Early Decision I, Early Decision II, or Regular Decision. 

Non-Match Finalists

Finalists who did not match with Boston College through the National College Match, nor with any other binding partner school, are eligible to be considered via Early Decision II or Regular Decision. These students must fill out the Boston College Applicant Verification form by January 1st. Please note that Early Decision II is a binding admission process and also requires applicants to submit the Early Decision Agreement form. 

Boston College meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students. All QuestBridge National College Match applicants to Boston College will be considered for the Match Scholarship provided they submit the FAFSA (Code: 002128), CSS/Financial Aid Profile (Code: 3083), and federal income tax returns. 

QuestBridge students not participating in the match process at Boston College will be considered for need-based aid, provided they submit the FAFSA (Code: 002128), CSS/Financial Aid Profile (Code: 3083), and federal income tax returns. If you would like to be considered for the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program, Boston College’s academic merit-based scholarship program, you must submit your Early Decision or Regular Decision application by November 1. All applicants who submit their application by this date are automatically considered.

Options Following The Match Process

Early Decision II

Finalists who don't match with Boston College, or a binding college partner, can be considered for Early Decision II. If you're interested in this option, you must submit the Boston College Applicant Verification form by January 1. Note that this is a binding admission process and also requires applicants to complete the Early Decision Agreement form.

Regular Decision

Any finalist who doesn't match with Boston College will automatically be moved to the Regular Decision applicant pool. Finalists interested in remaining a candidate for admission must submit the Boston College Applicant Verification form by January 1.

体育365If you no longer wish to be considered for admission to Boston College and want your application withdrawn, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

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