Opening Doors for All

The Be a Beacon campaign for financial aid was founded on the belief that any student who has earned admission to Boston College through our rigorous admission process should be able to accept the offer to become an Eagle—regardless of their family’s financial circumstances. This groundbreaking support has helped ensure BC’s ability to recruit and retain the most promising future scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, and innovators across all academic disciplines.

Campaign Milestones




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Select Company, Deep Commitment

BC is one of only 21 private national research universities that admit students on the merit of their applications, not on their ability to afford tuition, and that then meet 100 percent of their demonstrated need. 

The University’s dual commitment—to need-blind admission and to meeting students’ full demonstrated need—is what makes BC academically competitive; fosters a rich, vibrant campus community; and increases the value of a BC degree for all alumni.

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Answer the Call

As long as Boston College continues to attract students in financial need, the University needs loyal alumni and friends to make BC one of their top philanthropic priorities.