Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance includes charges billed directly to you by Berklee and indirect costs that go along with attending school. Your total financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study) can not exceed your total cost of attendance.

  Degree Diploma
Required Charges
Tuition $37,800 $32,588
Fees $1,110 $1,110
Optional Charges
Room and Board $17,372 $17,372
Health Insurance $2,134* $2,134*
Laptop $3,108* $3,108*
Indirect Costs
Books $474 $474
Transportation $967 $967
Personal Expenses $2,250 $2,250
Loan Fees $44 $44
     
Total $65,260 $60,048

*Charges have not been finalized and are subject to change.

Optional Charges

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; second-year students under 20 years of age by the start of their 3rd semester or who turn 20 years of age during their second year in housing will be required to remain in on-campus housing.  Compelling exceptions may be made and application deadlines apply.

Indirect Costs

Cost of transportation and cost of loan fees above are associated with Federal Stafford Loan borrowing.

A travel allowance is also included in your cost of attendance. Students and families must arrange and pay for all travel to and from the college. In addition, students should plan to arrive on campus with sufficient funds to cover the costs of books and incidental expenses.

For more detailed costs relating to the current academic year, please visit the Office of the Bursar website.