Institutional Aid Programs

Berklee primarily awards institutional funds through merit-based scholarships. However, limited institutional funds are available for scholarship students who also demonstrate financial need. All entering students are reviewed for scholarship eligibility based on the audition and interview process. Continuing students may be eligible to apply for the Berklee Achievement Scholarship (BAS). Students who receive scholarships may also be eligible for the Berklee Grant, a need-based institutional award for those with scholarships who show a high level of financial need via the FAFSA.

For more information about our scholarship programs, please email the Office of Scholarships directly or visit the Office of Scholarships department webpage.

It is recommended that all students entering the college for the Fall 2014 semester to complete a CSS PROFILE to be considered for institutional aid based on financial need. Visit our Applying for Aid page to review the steps for completing the PROFILE.

Berklee Achievement Grant

Achievement Grants are nominal increases in aid awarded to students with Berklee scholarships and/or grants that are designed to augment financial aid packages each year. Based on students’ achievement and financial need, these awards provide incentives to students to complete their education at Berklee. Students with Berklee scholarships and/or grants who earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) equal to or greater than 3.0 and also demonstrate financial need may qualify for tiered increases in aid for their second, third and fourth years at Berklee. The Achievement Grant is not cumulative. The amounts below represent the total amount a student can receive in Achievement Grant funds each year:

2nd year students: $800 ($400 fall & $400 spring)
3rd year students: $1,000 ($500 fall & $500 spring)
4th and 5th year students: $1,200 ($600 fall & $600 spring)

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