Boston College

Newton, MA

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers reflect estimated student expenses for the 2023-2024 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



Housing and Food


Books & Supplies



See below



Required Fees






Federal Work-Study


Student Summer Work Contribution


Parent Contribution


Student Savings

25% of reported assets (see below)

Student Loan




Policy on Outside Funding

Boston College will use a portion of any outside funding received to reduce the summer work contribution and/or work-study requirement. If outside scholarship funding exceeds those two items, a reduction of institutional QuestBridge funding may be necessary. Students cannot receive outside scholarship funds in excess of their demonstrated financial need.  

Policy on Health Insurance

Massachusetts state law requires all students to have health insurance, either through their parents/guardians 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 grants and/or loans.

Policy on Travel Allowance

Boston College adds a travel allowance to the estimate of the total cost of attendance. Students are expected to cover their own travel expenses using a combination of the summer work expectation, savings, and/or work-study funds. Boston College will not reimburse or provide direct funds for travel to and from campus. Students are also able to take loan funds to assist with travel expenses.

Note on Required Fees

The required fees listed in the annual cost of attendance table above include an orientation fee that is only applied in a student's first year.

Policy on Student Contribution

Students are expected to cover their own travel, books, and personal/miscellaneous expenses. Students have a variety of options to provide coverage of these costs, including funds from the summer contribution and potential work-study earnings. For the coming academic year, students are expected to contribute summer work earnings of $2,400 for incoming students and $2,500 for returning students.

Students are also 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.

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.