Financial Aid Process

Boston Conservatory at Berklee offers institutional scholarships and accepts federal, state, and private forms of loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study. To apply for federal and some states’ aid, students should fill out the FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov by the March 1 priority deadline.

Conservatory scholarships are based primarily on the merit of the audition.  We also consider the needs of the institution and if we have the FAFSA, the student’s financial need.

The Financial Aid process outlined here applies to all undergraduate, graduate, and international students. Music Education students should consider the detail information to the left for specific cases.

If I am awarded financial aid and scholarships, how will I be notified?

When a student has been accepted to the Conservatory both artistically and academically, he or she will receive an email that will direct to an acceptance letter. The acceptance letter will list any institutional scholarship that the student has been awarded. If there is no scholarship on the acceptance letter, the student has not been awarded Conservatory financial aid.

Also on the acceptance letter will be a link to Net Partner, our online financial aid system. Net Partner allows students to view their financial aid award package. Students may accept, decline, or reduce their financial aid on Net Partner. They may also download forms, check the status of their loans, and receive valuable financial aid information.

Incoming undergraduate students will also receive a hard copy of their acceptance letter and financial aid award letter shortly after the acceptance letter goes out

What do I need to do after I have received my financial aid information?

  • Accept your awards on Net Partner or sign and return one copy of the Boston Conservatory award letter.
  • Provide any documents that are requested in Net Partner on the award letter.
  • Determine how to pay the remainder of your balance. View information about the types of financial aid we accept and the methods of payment we accept.

Returning students and incoming graduate students will not receive hard-copy award letters; instead, they will be directed to Net Partner.