Boston College

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers reflect estimated student expenses for the 2021-2022 school year. Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship packages will correspondingly increase. Your official financial aid award will be included in a letter directly from Boston College.

Annual Cost of Attendance



Room & Board


Books & Supplies



See Below



Health Insurance

See Below 

Required Fees




How Annual Costs Are Covered



Federal Work-Study


Student Summer Work Contribution


Parent Contribution


Student Savings

25% of reported assets (See Below)

Student Loan




Policy Regarding Outside Funding
Boston College will use a portion of any outside funding received to reduce the summer work contribution and/or work-study requirement. 

Policy on Health Insurance
Massachusetts state law requires all students to have health insurance, either through their parents or another plan. If a student is not covered by a parental plan, BC will work with the student to secure funding for insurance through a combination of loans and/or grants.

Policy on Travel Allowance
Boston College adds a travel allowance to the estimate of the total cost of attendance, and in turn increases the student's amount of the Boston College grant. Based on travel expenses, the total overall cost of attendance may vary by student. Travel allowances outside the U.S. are not provided.

Requirements Associated with Maintaining this Award
All students receiving financial aid from Boston College - including Match Scholarship recipients - must reapply for aid every year. Students are also expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress. 

Other Details
Students are expected to contribute 25% of their personal savings toward college expenses. This contribution will decrease the amount of the Boston College grant dollar for dollar. As an example, if a student has $4,000 in savings, they will be expected to contribute $1,000 towards the cost of attendance, which will reduce the Boston College grant received by $1,000.

The expected summer work contributions for the academic year are $2,400 for incoming students and $2,500 for returning students.

The required fees above include an orientation fee that is only applied in a student's first year.