Funding Your Education
Financial assistance for your Berklee education is available from a variety of sources, such as federal grants and loans, state scholarship programs, private sources, student employment, and institutional scholarships. Funds from any single source are limited, so we encourage you to familiarize yourself with all your options. It is also important to note that all of grants, scholarships, and student employment are viewed as supplemental to your and your family's total contribution for your college education. We also offer financing alternatives.
Following are the offices at Berklee that will help you along the way.
- Financial Aid. Financial Aid administers need-based aid. Your financial need is evaluated based on the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Scholarships. All applicants to the college's full-time degree or diploma programs are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships through our audition and interview process. Continuing students may apply for merit-based scholarships by submitting an achievement portfolio documenting their musical and academic accomplishments.
- Student Employment. Student employment provides over 500 students with the opportunity to work part-time on campus to help cover educational expenses.
- The Bursar. The Bursar's office offers a variety of payment options, including the Tution Management System (TMS), which allows families or individuals to divide the semester's tuition and fees into five payments rather than two.
We also encourage you to explore alternative methods to earn a Berklee degree in the most cost effective ways possible.