2016-2017 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)|
|TOTAL WITH HEALTH INSURANCE||$66,819||$62,607|
|GRADUATE||M.M.||M.F.A.||G.P.D. PERFORMANCE||G.P.D. OPERA||A.D.||P.S.C.||ON- CAMPUS EXPENSES|
|Books and Supplies||$570||$570||$570||$570||$570||$570||$570|
|TOTAL WITH HEALTH INSURANCE||$62,607||$62,607||$46,217||$62,607||$46,217||$46,217||$22,959
*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. First-year students in the dorms are required to have the 265-block meal plan.
***Living expenses on campus include travel and miscellaneous items. Living expenses off campus include room and board, travel, and miscellaneous items. Fitness center memberships and/or classes are not considered an educational expense and are not included in the cost of attendance. Please note that the Conservatory does not have an on-campus fitness center. For more information, contact Counseling and Wellness.
****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. The plan is underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield and provides coverage throughout the United States and abroad, from August 15, 2016, through August 14, 2017. To waive participation with a comparable plan, you must submit an online waiver each year. For more information, contact Counseling and Wellness.
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 willl need. Please see the section on your Conservatory bill for more information on loan funds.
Less-than-full-time students would have their cost-of-attendance elements prorated.