Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.99
Liaison Denice Koljonen
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Boston College
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
3.56 / 4.00 Robert S. Lay
Dean for Enrollment Management
Enrollment Management Dean's Office
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Does the institution have policies and programs to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
Yes

A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:

Boston College practices need-blind admissions and is committed to meet full demonstrated need.


A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

The Montserrat Program aims to assist students at the highest level of financial need to actively participate in and experience a Jesuit education. The program endeavors to mentor, guide, and support students on an individual level in the formation of academic, social, and spiritual aspects. Montserrat acts as a bridge between students and the greater Boston College Community.


A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

The University has partnerships with local high schools and Non-Profit Organizations


A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

Boston College practices need-blind admissions and is committed to meet full demonstrated need.


A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

The University has partnerships with CBO's


A brief description of the institution’s other policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Options through Education


Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

Woods Scholarships


A brief description of the institution’s on-site child care facility, partnership with a local facility, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:

Employee child day care


A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

Woods Scholarships


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
Yes

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
13

The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
90.10

On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid (e.g. as reported to the U.S. Common Data Set initiative, item H2) (0-100):
100

The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required (i.e. the percentage of graduates who have not taken out interest-bearing loans) (0-100):
53

Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students (0-100):
100

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Response to Optional Fields: BC feels as though the composition of the student body contributes to the educational benefits of all students. BC enrolls an economically and ethnically diverse student body. BC feels that 100% of students benefit from this policy.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.