From acceptance to graduation to the launch of one’s career in music, students have many needs and questions along the way. Berklee College of Music meets those needs and answers those questions with a system of student services that simultaneously empowers students to take responsibility for their own education while also providing a level of support that helps to ensure that students’ experience at the world’s leading college for contemporary music is of the highest quality.
- Registrar's Office
The Registrar's Office maintains the official academic record of each student at Berklee. Among other functions, the office coordinates course registration, verifies student enrollment and degree status, evaluates transfer credits, coordinates student health insurance, processes transcript requests, and serves as a one-stop center for formerly enrolled students who wish to return to Berklee.
- Bursar's Office
The Bursar's Office handles student financial matters such as tuition billing and collection, fees, loan questions, and refunds due to overpayments.
- Financial Aid Office
The cost of a quality education may be managed through help from federal, state, or institutional aid programs, as well as through payment plans and/or education loan opportunities. Berklee’s Financial Aid Office is here to help students and families navigate the fiscal waters in order to make a Berklee education possible.
- Scholarship Office
Berklee College of Music has more than $30 million in merit-based scholarship funds available to prospective and continuing students. All applicants to the college’s full-time degree or diploma programs are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships through our audition and interview process. Berklee awards scholarships primarily on the basis of the live audition and interview, but other scholarship opportunities are also available.
- Student Employment Office
There are more than 500 part-time, on-campus, student employment positions open to Berklee students to assist in meeting education expenses while also providing opportunities for professional and educational growth. From working as a stage hand at the Berklee Performance Center to assisting with the technical maintenance of Berklee’s state-of-the-art recording facilities, student employment opportunities are abundant.
- Housing Services
We look forward to welcoming you to the neighborhood. Berklee has a number of residence halls close to campus buildings, as well as wi-fi enabled facilities for dining, laundry, practice, community, etc. Berklee’s Housing and Residence Life staff works with students, faculty, and peers to build the supportive community that defines the Berklee environment.
- Student Health Insurance
Berklee cares deeply about the health of its students. Students are automatically enrolled in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Student Blue health insurance plan. Students can waive health insurance coverage if they submit a health insurance waiver form documenting that they are already enrolled in a health insurance plan at a level that meets the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ minimum coverage requirements.
- Graduation Planning
What do Berklee students need to do in order to graduate? Berklee students take responsibility for their education by knowing graduation requirements, important dates and deadlines, and course requirements specific to their major.
- Berklee Bookstore
From textbooks and supplies to electronics and gifts, the official bookstore of Berklee College of Music is a convenient resource for students to get what they need in person or online.
- Registration Manual
Registering for courses is easy when students are informed. Berklee’s registration manual offers up-to-date information on when to register, course offerings, and instructions on how to follow proper registration policies.
- Policy Handbook for Students
Providing key academic, enrollment, and student policies and procedures, as well as some general curriculum and financial information, the Policy Handbook for Students offers a wealth of information to help students successfully navigate their educational experience at Berklee.