Cost of Attendance

2018-2019 Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance (CoA) is a value that includes both the direct and indirect costs of your enrollment at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. This chart is inclusive of the tuition and fees to attend the school, but it additionally includes expenses such as books, living expenses (if not living on campus), and health insurance, which are not included in standard tuition and fees. This amount is what allows you to determine your financial aid need.

DIRECT COSTS (paid to institution)
Tuition $43,770 $43,770
Fees $2,250 $2,250
On-Campus Room & Board* $18,360 -
Meal Plan** $6,360 -
Off-Campus Room and Board*   $13,850
Books $580 $580
Travel $976 $976
Personal Expenses $1,205 $1,205
Health Insurance*** $2,266 $2,266
TOTAL $69,398 $64,888


Tuition $43,770 $43,770 $26,510 $26,510 $26,510
Fees $2,250 $2,250 $2,250 $2,250 $2,250
INDIRECT COSTS (see undergraduate indirect costs above)

*Students who live with their parents should contact the Financial Aid Office for more information on their cost of attendance.

**This figure represents the 265-block meal plan. In addition, there are also 210-, 150-, 75-, and 25-block meal plans.

***By law, students must have health insurance that includes comprehensive coverage in Massachusetts. All three-quarter and full-time students are automatically enrolled in, and charged for, our Student Health Insurance Plan. To waive participation with a comparable plan, you must submit an online waiver each year.

Students may take out additional funds to cover their complete cost of attendance. To determine how much you can borrow, subtract the financial aid on your award letter from your total cost of attendance. Please note that if there are federal loans on your award letter, they are the gross amount. Fees may be taken out of them. Please also note that you need not borrow up to your entire cost of attendance. You should only borrow what you will need.

Less-than-full-time students would have their cost-of-attendance elements prorated.