After You Register
Payment of Tuition
For all information related to student accounts such as tuition and fees, 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.
Non-Payment of Tuition & Fees Collection Policy
By registering for classes at Berklee College of Music, 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. The student will be notified by email and home mailing address of any unpaid balance on the account. The student is also expected to periodically check their 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 the home mailing address advising the student of their 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, the student will be responsible to reimburse the College for any collection agency fees, which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 50% 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 twelve 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 Financial Aid sends emails to students indicating what documents or forms are outstanding. 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, withdraw 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 Financial Aid.
For more details regarding how your enrollment affects your financial aid eligibility, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), student loan requirements and other policies, please visit us on the web at berklee.edu/financial-aid or walk in and meet with a financial aid counselor from 9-5, Monday-Friday. The Financial Aid Office can be reached 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 College of Music 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.
A student 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 13, 2015 for summer 2015, and August 1, 2015 for fall 2015, by logging in to my.berklee.edu and selecting the “Waive My Health Insurance” link under the Financial Information submenu. 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.