Graduate Program Financial Aid
Full-tuition grants are awarded to every student admitted into the master of music in contemporary performance (global jazz concentration) program.
Forty percent tuition grants are awarded to every student admitted into the master of arts in music therapy program.
If you are applying to a program at Berklee’s Valencia, Spain, campus, please see additional scholarship information for Valencia campus students.
Every student admitted into the master of music in contemporary performance (global jazz concentration) in Boston will receive a full tuition grant. All candidates admitted to the master of arts in music therapy will be awarded a 40 percent tuition grant. The grant for the Music Therapy Program is a total of $18,400 per student over the five-semester program. The net tuition each admitted student will pay over the five semesters is $28,500. There is no separate application to fill out in order to receive these grants.
Only master’s degree applicants who are accepted into the master of music in contemporary performance (global jazz concentration) in Boston or the master of arts in music therapy will be considered for grants.
Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents may apply for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loans through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Graduate students may borrow up to $20,500 per year under the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan program. The $20,500 will be divided and distributed evenly across all semesters of study. Interest will begin to accrue upon disbursement and the interest rate is fixed at 5.84 percent. The loan also has a 1.068 percent origination fee that is deducted proportionately each time that a loan disbursement is made. Interest rates and loan amounts are subject to change. Please check the Federal Student Aid website for the latest information.
U.S. citizens or permanent residents can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Be sure to list Berklee College of Music and Federal School Code 002126. If you provide your email address when completing your FAFSA, you will receive information about your application within a few days of processing. Please check the information for accuracy and follow any special instructions.
Berklee has contracted with the company Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to provide students and parents with an interest-free payment plan option. TMS allows students to make payments over the course of the academic year.
Visit the Office of the Bursar’s payment plan page for more information.