After You Register

Payment of Tuition

For all information related to student accounts such as tuition and fees, tuition payment plan (Tuition Management Systems) and other methods of payment, third party scholarships, refund checks and overpayment of tution fees, the college’s collection policy, and more, visit berklee.edu/bursar.

Non-Payment of Tuition & Fees Collection Policy

By registering for classes at Berklee College of Music, you acknowledged financial responsibility for the charges and fees assessed to your student account. You are also responsible for any additional costs related to your enrollment at the College. Student account balances are to be paid in full by the due date published. The student will be notified by email and home mailing address of any unpaid balance on the account. The student is also expected to periodically check their online account for any additional charges or loss/reduction in aid that resulted in an unpaid balance. After the semester notices will be sent to the home mailing address advising the student of their unpaid balance. Should it be necessary to place a delinquent account with an outside collection agency, all fees assessed by the agency become the responsibility of the student.

All payments that are received after the published deadline for any given semester will be subject to a $250 late payment fee.

Financial Aid

There are many Berklee policies that may impact your eligibility for financial aid. All aid applicants should familiarize themselves with the following guidelines:

  • All financial aid awards are based on full-time enrollment (12 credits). If you are enrolled for fewer than twelve credits, your aid may be reduced or canceled at the end of the Add/Drop period.
  • Financial aid applicants must continue to make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to remain eligible for both federal and institutional financial aid. 
  • Pending aid cannot be credited to a student’s account. Please check your Berklee email account as the Office of Financial Aid sends emails to students indicating what documents or forms are outstanding. Most items that we request may be downloaded from berklee.edu/forms-and-other-downloads.
  • Federal regulations require that students complete an exit interview session if you graduate, enroll for less than six credits, withdraw from the college during the semester, or do not return to the college. For loan repayment information, contact the Office of Financial Aid. 

For more details regarding how your enrollment affects your financial aid eligibility, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), student loan requirements and other policies, please visit us on the web at berklee.edu/financial-aid or walk in and meet with a financial aid counselor from 9-5, Monday-Friday. The Financial Aid Office can be reached at 617 747-2274 or at financialaid@berklee.edu.

Student Health Insurance

Massachusetts state law (QSHIP) requires that students enrolled in colleges located within the state must have health insurance at or above the QSHIP level. Colleges may only enroll students who are either enrolled in a college sponsored health insurance program, or who are able to verify (through a waiver process) that they are enrolled in an alternative health insurance program that meets or exceeds the minimum QSHIP benefit requirements. Berklee has arranged for a health insurance policy (Blue Cross Shield of Massachusetts) through the Gallagher Koster Insurance Agency. 

To waive the health insurance fee, submit an online waiver no later than May 13, 2014 for Summer 2014, and August 1, 2014 for Fall 2014 by logging in to my.berklee.edu, selecting the “Students” link, and clicking on the “Waive My Health Insurance” link under the Financial Information submenu.

For information about Berklee's Student Health Insurance Plan, including what's covered, how to access benefits, enrollment concerns, waiving coverage, or replacement ID cards, please visit Berklee’s health insurance website at berklee.edu/student-health-insurance

If you have further questions, visit gallagherkoster.com/Berklee. There you can select from links under My Student Health Insurance Plan or login to access the My Account section to view personal and dependent coverage information. You can also call Gallagher Koster at 617 769-6008 or 800 391-8057, or email them at BerkleeStudent@gallagherkoster.com