Opening Doors for All

As the world’s future scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, and innovators dream of coming to the Heights, it is vital that we maintain our ability to recruit and retain the most promising among them. We believe that any student who has earned admission through our rigorous admission process should be able to accept the offer to become an Eagle—regardless of their family’s financial circumstances.

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Select Company, Deep Commitment

Select Company, Deep Commitment

BC is one of a small number of 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. This levels the playing field for so many worthy young men and women from all walks of life.

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.

Select Company, Deep Commitment

Drew Cappel ’21

“ If I can facilitate a trip during which one out of a dozen people can latch on to something and can carry that forward for the rest of their lives, that’s what Appa was about to me.”

Drew Cappel ’21

Carroll School of Management
Concentrations: Accounting, business analytics
Cincinnati, Ohio

“ If I can facilitate a trip during which one out of a dozen people can latch on to something and can carry that forward for the rest of their lives, that’s what Appa was about to me.”

Andrew Cappel ’21

Cincinnati, Ohio
Carroll School of Management

Deserving, Determined, and Depending on You

There are many ways to support BC students now and into the future, from annual contributions that help right away, to endowed funds that last forever, to testamentary gifts that cement your legacy.

Types of Financial Aid Gifts

The economic downturn connected to the global pandemic has already had a profound effect on college students, including those at BC. Financial aid support is critical to serving our student population, 38 percent of whom receive need-based University grants.

Despite the challenges they face, BC students continue to demonstrate the resiliency that defines their character and makes them Eagles in the first place. And that is why they need our support now more than ever.

There are many ways to support BC students now and into the future, from annual contributions that help right away, to endowed funds that last forever, to testamentary gifts that cement your legacy.

Types of Financial Aid Gifts

Zion Johnson ’21, MS’23

“My mom always says you can’t try to half-do things because that never turns out right. You have to put your all into something or do nothing at all.”

Zion Johnson ’21, MS’23

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Computer science
Woods College of Advancing Studies
Program: MS, Cybersecurity policy and governance
Bowie, Maryland

“My mom always says you can’t try to half-do things because that never turns out right. You have to put your all into something or do nothing at all.”

Zion Johnson ’21, MS’23

Bowie, Maryland
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences
Woods College of Advancing Studies

Lighting the Way – Be a Beacon

Undergraduate Financial Aid Budget, 2012-2021
Growing Need

This year, Boston College has increased its financial aid to undergraduate students—a budget that has grown by 43 percent over just the past 10 years.

Philanthropic support for financial aid is the only way to sustain BC’s commitment to remaining need blind, and it will take significant resources to ensure that the Heights is open to all accepted students. We are counting on you to Be a Beacon for these students.

Undergraduate Financial Aid Budget, 2012-2021

Growing Need

DJhane Valido ’23

“All this hard work is going to pay off in the long run. I know I might not see results now, but if I keep going I can finally see this masterpiece that I’ve been working on for so long.”

DJhane Valido ’23

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Communication
La Mirada, California

“All this hard work is going to pay off in the long run. I know I might not see results now, but if I keep going I can finally see this masterpiece that I’ve been working on for so long.”

DJhane Valido ’23

La Mirada, California
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Answer the Call

Join the loyal BC alumni and parents who have made financial aid one of their top philanthropic priorities. Contact us at beabeacon@bc.edu to learn more.