Cost of Attendance for 2024–2025

Cost of attendance is a value that includes both the direct and indirect costs of your enrollment at Berklee College or Music.

Boston Conservatory at Berklee: See the cost of attending the Conservatory.

This chart includes tuition and fees that are billed to your account, but it also lists expenses such as books, living expenses (on-campus), and health insurance. The figures below are listed for a single, two-semester (fall and spring) academic year.

Your total financial aid (grants, scholarships, and loans) cannot exceed your total cost of attendance.

Direct, billed expenses (mandatory)DegreeDiploma
Software bundle$236.94$236.94
Direct, billed expenses (optional)DegreeDiploma
On-campus room and board$19,930$19,930
Berklee Student Health Insurance Plan*$2,623$2,623
Indirect expensesDegreeDiploma
Off-campus food and housing$20,830$20,830
Living expenses$1,375$1,375
Total CostsDegreeDiploma
Total on-campus costs$78,389.94$71,389.94 
Total off-campus costs$79,289.94$72,289.94

*This amount is estimated based on prior year cost and to be determined. 

Only Presidential scholars will be provided a MacBook by Berklee. All other students must purchase or bring their own laptops.

Massachusetts state sales tax of 6.25 percent is included in the cost of the software package and AudioBox.

The Berklee SHIP can be waived if a student is already covered by a comprehensive policy that is compliant with the Affordable Care Act.

Other Related Expenses

Other related expenses are the costs related to going to college that will not appear on a student's bill. For Berklee students, they include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Students and families must arrange and pay for all travel to and from Berklee.
  • The total cost of living off campus is estimated for nine months. Students should arrive on campus with the funds to cover the first two months of rent.
  • The estimated cost of books and personal expenses is per year. Students should arrive on campus with sufficient funds to cover these costs. Book vouchers are available from the financial aid office if there is excess federal aid available on a student's account after payment of mandatory billed expenses. These vouchers can be used at the Berklee Bookstore to purchase books, course materials, and other essential class supplies.  

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