Cost of Attendance

2017-2018 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.

UNDERGRADUATE ON-CAMPUS OFF-CAMPUS
DIRECT COSTS (paid to institution)
Tuition $42,390 $42,390
Fees $2,345 $2,345
On-Campus Room* $11,820 -
Meal Plan** $6,360 -
INDIRECT COSTS
Off-Campus Room and Board*   $13,698
Books $580 $580
Travel $1,176 $1,176
Miscellaneous $1,136 $1,136
SUBTOTAL $65,807 $61,325
Health Insurance**** $2,300 est. $2,300 est.
TOTAL WITH HEALTH INSURANCE $68,107 $63,625

 

GRADUATE M.M. M.F.A. G.P.D. PERFORMANCE G.P.D. OPERA A.D. P.S.C.

DIRECT COSTS

Tuition $42,390 $42,390 $25,675 $42,390 $25,675 $25,675
Fees $2,345 $2,345 $2,345 $2,345 $2,345 $2,345
Summer Tuition (for Second-Year M.F.A. Students)   $1,705 per credit (e.g. $17,500 for 10 credits)        
Summer Fee   $705        
INDIRECT COSTS
Off-Campus Room and Board* $13,698 $13,698 $13,698 $13,698 $13,698 $13,698
Books  $580 $580 $580 $580 $580 $580
Travel $1,176 $1,176 $1,176 $1,176 $1,176 $1,176
Miscellaneous $1,136 $1,136 $1,136 $1,136 $1,136 $1,136

SUMMER:

Room and Board

Fee

Books

Travel

Miscellaneous

 

 

 

$3,260

$705

$136

$274

$266

       
SUBTOTAL $61,325 $84,171 $45,610 $61,325 $45,610 $45,610
Health Insurance****    $2,300 est.  $2,300 est. $2,300 est.  $2,300 est.  $2,300 est.  $2,300 est. 
TOTAL WITH HEALTH INSURANCE $63,625 $86,471 $47,910 $63,625 $47,910 $47,910

*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.

****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 will 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.