After You Register
For all information related to student accounts such as tuition and fees; the tuition payment plan (Tuition Management Systems) and other methods of payment; third party scholarships; refund checks and overpayment of tuition fees; the college’s collection policy; and more, visit berklee.edu/bursar.
Nonpayment of Tuition and Fees Collection Policy
By registering for classes at Berklee, you acknowledged financial responsibility for the charges and fees assessed to your student account. You are also responsible for any additional costs related to your enrollment at the college. Student account balances are to be paid in full by the due date published. You will be notified by email and home mailing address of any unpaid balance on the account, and you are also expected to periodically check your online account for any additional charges or loss/reduction in aid that resulted in an unpaid balance.
After the semester, notices will be sent to your home mailing address advising you of your unpaid balance. If payment has not been received once a semester has ended that account will be considered delinquent and in default. Should it be necessary to place a delinquent account with an outside collection agency, you will be responsible to reimburse the college for any collection agency fees, which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 50 percent of the debt, and all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, we incur in such collection efforts.
All payments that are received after the published deadline for any given semester will be subject to a $250 late payment fee.
There are many Berklee policies that may impact your eligibility for financial aid. All aid applicants should familiarize themselves with the following guidelines:
- All financial aid awards are based on full-time enrollment (12 credits). If you are enrolled for fewer than 12 credits, your aid may be reduced or canceled at the end of the add/drop period.
- Financial aid applicants must continue to make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to remain eligible for both federal and institutional financial aid.
- Pending aid cannot be credited to a student’s account. Please check your Berklee email account as the Office of Student Financial Services sends emails to students indicating what documents or forms are outstanding. Information regarding awards and outstanding documents is also available on my.berklee.edu (login required). Most items that we request may be downloaded from berklee.edu/forms-and-other-downloads.
- Students are required to complete an exit interview session per federal regulations if they withdraw from the college for any reason (i.e. graduation, withdrawal during the semester, or simply do not return to the college) or enroll for less than six credits. For loan repayment information, contact the Office of Student Financial Services.
- Students who plan to register for summer classes and intend to apply for financial aid must complete the Summer Financial Aid Application by April 15, 2016.
For more details regarding how your enrollment affects your financial aid eligibility, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), student loan requirements and other policies, please visit berklee.edu/financial-aid or walk in and meet with a financial aid counselor from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For financial aid related matters, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 617-747-2274 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Health Insurance
Massachusetts law requires all students enrolled in colleges and universities located within the state to either participate in a school-sponsored Student Health Program (SHP, previously called QSHIP), or provide documentation of comparable coverage through their own or their family's insurance provider.
To ensure compliance with the SHP law, Berklee students registered for credits are automatically enrolled in and billed for Berklee's Student Health Insurance Plan, which is offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and administered through Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk.
You may waive (decline) participation in the plan and have this health insurance charge removed only by submitting an online waiver form no later than May 9, 2016, for summer 2016, and August 1, 2016, for fall 2016, by logging in to my.berklee.edu (login required) and selecting the “Waive My Health Insurance” link under the Financial Information section. If you waive Berklee's student health insurance, you are stating that you are already enrolled in a health insurance plan at a level that meets the state's minimum creditable coverage requirements.
For information about Berklee's Student Health Insurance Plan, including what's covered, how to access benefits, enrollment concerns, waiving coverage, or replacement ID cards, please visit Berklee’s health insurance website at berklee.edu/student-health-insurance.
If you have further questions, visit gallagherstudent.com/Berklee. There you can select from links under My Student Health Insurance Plan or login to access the My Account section to view personal and dependent coverage information. You can also call Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk at 800-391-8057, or email them at BerkleeStudent@gallagherkoster.com.