BTB Remote Learning Grant
All Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students* who enroll in the fall 2020 remote semester will be issued a one-time Back to Berklee (BTB) Remote Learning Grant towards their tuition charges. These funds will be added to each student's account as a financial aid award, reducing tuition charges, and allowing students to free up funds towards other expenses.
College and Conservatory Undergraduate Students
- Full-time undergraduate degree student (12+ credits): $2,500 grant
- Full-time undergraduate diploma or MEIP student (12+ credits): $2,000 grant
- Part-time undergraduate student (6–11 credits): $500 grant
Conservatory Graduate Students
- Full-time Conservatory graduate degree student (M.M., 6–10 credits): $2,500
- Full-time Conservatory graduate diploma or certificate student (G.P.D., 5–7 credits; P.S.C., 7–8 credits): $2,000
- Part-time Conservatory graduate student (M.M., 3–5 credits; G.P.D., 3–4 credits; P.S.C., 3–6 credits): $500
Grants will not be awarded for undergraduate students and Conservatory M.M. graduate students enrolling in five credits or less.
*Berklee Valencia graduate students, contemporary performance (global jazz concentration) graduate students, Harvard/Berklee Dual Degree students, and Berklee Online students are not eligible to receive these benefits. Additionally, students with full tuition remission or a full scholarship and/or grant will not receive these benefits, as Berklee’s policy is to award institutional aid up to the total cost of tuition.
Learn more about the cost-savings opportunity of the fall 2020 remote semester.
How to Receive Your Remote Learning Grant
- For undergraduate students, 6–11 credits
- For Conservatory graduate students in the M.M., 3–5 credits; in the GPD, 3–4 credits; and in the PSC, 3–6 credits
Student Financial Services will notify part-time students that their grant will be reduced.
If you register during the established registration period, we expect that the grant will be added to your account no later than August 17, 2020. No additional student action or application is needed to receive this grant.
Please note that after add/drop, if you are enrolled less than full-time, your BTB Remote Learning Grant will be adjusted to $500, and any other aid will be adjusted according to your enrolled credits. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of six credits to be eligible for the BTB Remote Learning Grant and federal loans.
All College and Conservatory scholarships will be honored. Students enrolling full-time will receive their scholarship without adjustment. Students whose scholarships are already at or near full tuition may have their BTB Remote Learning Grant reduced in order to not exceed tuition charges.
Federal aid recipients may have lower need-based loans, and their aid package will not exceed the cost of attendance. This may result in a lower loan amount, which will reduce overall borrowing for the year.
Students who enroll part-time will have their scholarship adjusted according to the scholarship proration policy.
Please contact Student Financial Services at email@example.com if you have questions about your specific situation.
Prior federal loan borrowers who do not enroll in the fall semester may have their six-month grace period start. We recommend students contact their student loan servicer for the most accurate information.
No, the grant will only be awarded to students who enroll in the fall 2020 fall semester.
Eligible students who enroll part-time will be awarded a $500 grant for the fall 2020 semester. To be eligible for the grant, undergraduate students must enroll in a minimum of six credits, and graduate students must enroll in a minimum of three credits
Yes, as long as you are eligible and enrolled in the fall semester. Full-time degree students will receive $2,500, full-time diploma students will receive $2,000, and part-time students will receive $500.
No. Berklee’s policy is to award institutional aid up to the total amount of tuition. Your scholarship will still cover your tuition for fall 2020.
The tuition-free credits are only available for the summer 2021 semester, and must be applied toward a student’s degree program requirements.
Yes, as long as you are considered to be enrolled at least half-time (six credits or more).
No. Your full-tuition scholarship can only be used towards tuition. If you enroll in additional courses beyond the two free courses, your scholarship will be prorated to cover the cost of courses you will be charged for. You may also opt not to use your scholarship at all for the summer semester.
We expect to offer limited student employment opportunities this fall. Berklee will give priority to student employment positions that support institutional priorities and successful delivery of the fall semester experience. The approved positions will be requested and determined in conjunction with leadership and supervisors in the coming weeks, and approval will be communicated to students directly from their supervisors or area leaders. Open positions will be posted later this summer. Students who meet the eligibility and work authorization requirements for student employment may work remotely if their student employment position can be done through remote means. A remote work arrangement allows an employee to work either part or all of the workweek without being physically present on campus.
The grant will be treated the same as any Berklee scholarship that applies to tuition. If your program/major at Berklee is approved as a resident training program with Berklee, the Veterans Administration will continue to pay benefits even though the program has changed from resident training to remote training.
If you finance your education at Berklee through the Post-9/11 GI Bill and receive a monthly housing allowance stipend based on in-person (resident) training, your monthly housing allowance and benefits will remain unchanged.
We have not received any guidance about vocational rehabilitation benefits at this time. If you are using these benefits, we recommend that you reach out to your individual vocational rehabilitation counselor for more information.