Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Denice Koljonen
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

Boston College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.46 / 4.00 Carol Pepin
Associate Director
IRPA
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
100

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
55

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
14

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
91.20

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

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

In January, 2020, Boston College joined QuestBridge, a highly respected non-profit program that helps high-achieving, low-income students gain admission and scholarships to the country’s top-ranked colleges and universities. Through this partnership, BC admitted 324 Questbridge applicants and enrolled more than 100 students for the Fall 2021 semester.
https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/bcnews/campus-community/announcements/boston-college-joins-questbridge.html


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

Woods School of Advancing Studies offers the Osher scholarship to undergraduate students and some limited scholarships and assistantships to graduate students.
https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/schools/wcas/admission-and-aid/tuition-and-financial-aid.html#tab-osher_undergraduate_student_scholarship


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:
100

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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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.

Source: Percent of entering students that are low income: 2020-21 IPEDS Student Financial Aid Fall 2019 full time, first time

Graduation rate: 2020-21 IPEDS Graduation Rate survey 6 year graduation rate of Pell recipients entering Fall 2014

Percent of students without loans: Boston College Common Data Set 2020-21 Section H, H5A First time students graduating in 2019-2020.

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