Payment Methods

Credit Card/E-check (Online)

Online: Click the credit card logos below to be redirected to your student account to make payment (login required). Payment made through this option will be posted to your student account immediately. Credit card payments are subject to a 2.5 percent service charge. There is no charge for EFT/electronic checks.

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Credit Card (By Phone)

To make a credit card payment by phone, please call 617-747-2165. When making payment by telephone, your payment confirmation number will serve as your receipt. Credit card payments are subject to a 2.5 percent service charge. 

Alternative Payment

If you do not have access to and want to make a payment on a student's account, you can go to Payment made via the alternative payment website will be posted to the student's account the next business day. Credit card payments are subject to a 2.5 percent service charge. There is no charge for EFT/electronic checks.

Mailing Checks

Please include the student ID number with the check payment to:

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 two weeks before payment is received by the college depending on location and bank.

Pay to: Berklee College of Music
Address: Berklee College of Music, 1140 Boylston Street, MS-921 BUR, Boston MA 02215

Wire Transfers: Domestic and International

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We strongly discourage you from carrying large amounts of cash to pay your bill. However, cash payments are accepted at the Bursar's Office on 921 Boylston Street only. Please bring a U.S. state ID (driver's license) or government-issued passport for large cash deposits for federal reporting purposes.

Traveler's Checks

If you plan on paying in person, traveler's checks are the safest way to do so. Be sure not to countersign your traveler's checks until you make your payment at the Bursar's Office.

Third-Party Scholarships

We will be happy to apply advance credit to your account for a scholarship awarded from an outside agency. You must submit a letter to the Bursar's Office from the scholarship source, on their letterhead, stating that the scholarship will be mailed directly to Berklee. The letter must also include the amount of your scholarship, the date when payment will be submitted, a request for a statement (if required by the sponsor), and the name and phone number of a contact person. It is essential for the Bursar's Office to receive this letter prior to your payment due date in order to avoid any delays.

Tuition Payment Plan

Since 1990, Berklee has contracted with the company Nelnet/Tuition Management Systems, Inc. (TMS) to provide students and parents with an interest-free payment plan option. Nelnet/TMS allows students to pay for the fall or spring semester over a five-month period as opposed to making payment in full at the start of each semester. Please note that there is a per-term fee of $40 to sign up with Nelnet/TMS.

For the fall semester, students are encouraged to sign up for Nelnet/TMS by June 1. For the spring semester, students are encouraged to sign up by November 1. The payment plan is not available for the summer semester.

To sign up for Nelnet/TMS, please visit Additionally, students may contact the Office of the Bursar, located on the second floor of the 921 Boylston Street building, for more information. The Office of the Bursar may also be reached via email at or via phone at 617-747-2610.