Boston College Tuition & Cost

Annual Cost to Attend

Sticker Price
Costs for Boston College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$846
Room and Board $14,142
Other Expenses Budget$1,850

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Boston College on a full time basis for 2017/2018 is $70,588 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $52,500 for tuition, $14,142 room and board, $1,250 for books and supplies and $846 for other fees.


Net Price

Average Net Price 2017/2018
Net Price by Income Boston College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,391
$30,001 to $48,000$9,109
$48,001 to $75,000$14,440
$75,001 to $110,000$23,107

The average reported annual net price for Boston College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $27,299 in 2017/2018.

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Boston College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $40,716 43%
Pell Grant $4,627 13%
Federal Student Loan $3,602 38%

The average reported annual net price for Boston College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $27,299 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Boston College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $94,968. The loan balance of $94,968 is a four year multiple of the $23,742 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $992 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $94,968
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $991.57
Total Interest Paid $24,020.91
Sum of All Loan Payments $118,988.91

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
All Residents $70,588 $73,651 $76,847 $80,182

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Boston College to be $282,352 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.3% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Cost Credit Hour and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Boston College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,900 $5,700 $7,600

Estimated cost for a class at Boston College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Boston College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Boston College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164924 IPEDS survey data for Boston College.