How much does the ESL Program cost?

July 12-August 28, 2014

How much are the tuition and fees?

  • Application fee (nonrefundable): $50
  • Registration fee: $35
  • Comprehensive fee: $150
  • Tuition: $5,350
  • Housing: $3,650

Are there scholarships?

Berklee offers a limited number of merit-based performance scholarships to the Berklee ESL Program. Students seeking financial assistance must first register and then complete an online application to the program.  Once the online application is received and processed, students will be emailed detailed information regarding the online scholarship application requirements and a link to submit their material to be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Scholarship applicants are required to submit links of a maximum of three (3) YouTube performances. Scholarships awarded to this program range from $500 to $1,500.

The deadline to apply for scholarship consideration to the Berklee ESL Program is March 1. Scholarship decisions will be issued by April 15. The scholarship selection committee will award music students who are most likely to benefit from the program based on the their demonstrated talent and potential, with preference given to students enrolled in high school or secondary school.

All program participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a live audition during the program for scholarship consideration towards Berklee’s full-time program or next year’s Five-Week Program.

Payment: Accepted Students

If you have been notified of your acceptance, you can pay for your tuition deposit or the full program now using the following payment methods. The student ID number will be required, and can be found on the acceptance letter.

Credit card or echeck

Credit card or echeck payments can be made by clicking on the payment icons below or by calling 866 456-4952.

Mailing Checks

Include the student ID number with the check payment.

Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston Street
MS-921 BUR
Boston, MA 02215


Bill Pay

Since payment received through "bill pay" will be in the form of a check it will take approximately a week to 2 weeks before payment is received by the college depending on location and bank.


Wire Transfer

Domestic Wires: You must include a student name and Berklee student ID number.

International Wires: For all international wires, please use our new service peerTransfer.


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ABA #: 021000021
Please reference your student ID#
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Having trouble making a payment?

If you have any questions concerning your bill or issues regarding payment, please contact the Office of the Bursar at or by calling 800 Berklee (U.S. only); international callers dial 617 747-2165.