Paying for Your Education

At Berklee, you'll have access to a demanding contemporary music curriculum, state-of-the-art music technology and facilities, a student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1, and a diverse and dynamic artistic community. But our offerings and environment are also what make Berklee expensive. Understanding the challenges this presents for our students, we work hard to make your education as affordable as possible.

Helping Pave Your Way

Berklee has dramatically increased its scholarship support in recent years; in 2014, the college will award more than $40 million in scholarships and grants to entering and continuing students. Other sources of financial assistance for students include federal grants and loans, state aid programs, student employment, outside scholarships, and payment plans.

Planning for Your Future

Because we're unable to meet the financial needs of all of our students, it's important that you and your families have a sound financial plan in place to pay for your education. We view all sources of financial aid as supplemental to your family's resources for college, and believe it's critical that families launch saving strategies as early as possible. Other ways to lower the cost of earning a Berklee degree include earning transferrable credits at schools and colleges with which we have agreements and by excelling in exams that earn credits toward your degree.