Financial Aid

There are two main forms used to help Berklee award need-based financial aid: the CSS Profile and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)We encourage you to submit these forms as soon as possible. If you submit them by the important dates outlined below, you will receive your financial aid award package as part of your admissions decision. 


How to Apply for Aid

Entering students who wish to be considered for federal or institutional need-based aid must submit two forms:


*Only Berklee College of Music entering students should fill out the CSS Profile. Continuing students should not fill out the profile. It is also not necessary for entering students attending Boston Conservatory at Berklee or Berklee Online.

Important Dates

The FAFSA for the 2020–2021 academic year is available starting October 1, 2019

Entering Students

If you are applying for: Submit these forms: By this date:
Early Action CSS Profile and FAFSA November 1
Summer CSS Profile and FAFSA December 1
Fall CSS Profile and FAFSA January 15
Spring CSS Profile and FAFSA July 1

Continuing Students

If you are continuing for: Submit this form: By this date:
Summer FAFSA April 1
Fall FAFSA April 1

What Happens Next

Part-Time Student Disclaimer

You must be enrolled in at least six credits to be eligible for federal student aid. The amount of credits for which you are enrolled can impact the amount of aid you receive. 

If you plan to attend part time, you must get approved for part-time enrollment through the Office of the Registrar by completing a Part-Time Authorization Request Form