Cost of Attendance
The cost of attendance is composed of charges billed directly to you by Berklee as well as indirect costs that go along with attending school. If you are receiving financial aid, the total cost of attendance reflects the maximum amount you can receive in scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study.
|Room and Board||$17,200||$17,200|
* Both the laptop and the health insurance charge for 2013-2014 is tentative. Amounts shown are estimates based on last year's cost.
Required charges include directly billed charges, which include tuition and fees.
All students are billed for health insurance, but it can be waived if a student is covered by another policy. Students are also billed for a laptop, but it too can be waived if a student already has laptop that meets our laptop specifications. Please note that if you are able to waive the laptop, you’ll still need to purchase a software bundle.
Room and board is required for all entering students under 20 years of age, but can otherwise be waived; a second-year student under 20 years of age by the start of his/her 3rd semester or who turns 20 years of age during his/her second year in housing will be required to remain in on-campus housing. Compelling exceptions may be made and application deadlines apply.
Indirect costs are expenses related to going to school that will not appear on the student bill. We estimate an average of $2,724 per year will be needed to cover the costs of books and personal expenses. We also include the cost of transportation and the cost of loan fees associated with borrowing Federal Stafford Loans.
A travel allowance is also included in your cost of attendance. This travel allowance is another indirect cost that will not appear on your student bill. Students and families must arrange and pay for all travel to and from the college.
It is important to remember that these indirect costs will not appear on the college bill. Students should plan to arrive on campus with sufficient funds to cover the costs of books and incidental expenses.
Net Price Calculator
The results of the net price calculator are estimates. The data used in the calculator includes need-based grants from federal and state sources and merit-based scholarship funds from Berklee during 2009-2010. The cost of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year.
The estimates you receive do not represent a final determination or an actual award of financial aid. The estimates you receive shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, the State of Massachusetts or Berklee College of Music.