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Berklee College of Music Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$53,914 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$35,450 tuition
$16,950 on campus room & board
$474 books
$1,040 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$53,914 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$35,450 tuition
$16,950 on campus room & board
$474 books
$1,040 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$14,855 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
70% of students receive aid
17% get federal aid ($5,013 avg)
4% get state aid ($954 avg)
51% get institn'l aid ($14,855 avg)
39% get loans ($13,301 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.57% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 6.57% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $14,313 60%
Federal Grant Aid $5,013 17%
Pell Grants $4,061 17%
Other Federal Grants $1,490 13%
Institution Grant Aid $14,855 51%
State Grant Aid $954 4%
Student Loans $13,301 39%
Federal Loans $6,081 38%
Other Loans $26,840 11%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: May 7
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Berklee College of Music offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1140 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 747-2222
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,255
Out of State $1,255


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 1
  • Liz from Petoskey, MI
  • Apr-11-2014 I am a current student here

    This is a tricky question. This college is beyond expensive, cataclysmic for some like myself, unless you utilize all the tools this school offers.

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  • 3
  • GG
  • Mar-23-2014 I am a current student here

    It's not as great as I expected it to be, for as much money as I'm paying. Wish the teachers were all great at their jobs for all the money we pay. Overpriced in general.

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  • Lainey from Smithfield, RI
  • Feb-22-2014 I am a current student here

    It is extremely expensive and I cannot afford it. But it is honestly my dream to graduate from a prestigious school with a degree in Business so that I can go forth in the Music Industry prepared with an excellent background in the field. I would not trade this education up for the world. It is a truly amazing school that is aimed towards getting you to achieve your career goals. Its system is proven successful by how many Grammy's it possesses. I cannot wait for my future thanks to this school.

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