Berklee primarily awards institutional funds through merit-based scholarships. However, limited institutional funds are available for scholarship students who also demonstrate financial need. All entering students are reviewed for scholarship eligibility based on the admissions process.
You may also be eligible for the Berklee Grant, a need-based institutional award for scholarship recipients who show a high level of financial need through the CSS Profile Application. It is recommended that domestic students entering the college for the fall semester complete a CSS Profile Application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for institutional aid based on financial need. To continue receiving the Berklee Grant, students need to renew their FAFSA each academic year. Read more about applying for aid.
Berklee Achievement Grant
The Berklee Achievement Grant program is an incentive-based awards program that awards nominal annual increases to students who have Berklee scholarships and/or grants. The grants are $1,500 per year and are awarded for the fall and spring semesters only ($750/semester). The Achievement Grants are intended to eliminate tuition increases for qualified students and to provide assistance through graduation. Students with Berklee scholarships and/or grants who earn a minimum cumulative grade point average equal to or greater than 3.0 and also demonstrate financial need may qualify for an increase in aid for their second, third, and fourth years at Berklee.