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 www.fafsa.ed.gov by the March 1 priority deadline (send by February 15).
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. Students who are awarded the Conservatory scholarship must fill out the Scholarship Fact Sheet to accept it. The FAFSA and the CSS Profile are not required for scholarship consideration.
The Financial Aid process outlined here applies to all undergraduate, graduate, and international students. Music Education and M.F.A. in musical theater students should review detail information provided for their programs.
Financial Aid Application Steps
Apply to Boston Conservatory at Berklee by December 15
Complete Boston Conservatory at Berklee's application for admission by December 15 to be considered for scholarship or other financial aid funds. The school doesn't require any other form for scholarship consideration.
Incoming Students: Submit Your FAFSA by March 1 (February 15 recommended)
Apply for federal financial aid by filling out the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Fill out the FAFSA electronically by February 15 or mail it in by January 15 to meet the March 1 deadline.
Returning Students: Submit Your FAFSA by May 1
Returning students should file the FAFSA electronically by April 15 or mail it in by March 15 to meet the May 1 deadline. Financial Aid notifications are emailed to the student's Boston Conservatory address in mid-June.
Note the FAFSA Code for Boston Conservatory at Berklee: 002126
The FAFSA code for Boston Conservatory at Berklee is 002126. It will appear on the FAFSA as Berklee College of Music.
If I am awarded financial aid and scholarships, how will I be notified?
Accepted students will be sent an email that will direct them to the acceptance letter. The acceptance letter will provide a link to Net Partner, our online financial aid system.
Students will be able to view their financial aid package on Net Partner. Students may accept, decline, or reduce their financial aid on Net Partner. They may also see a list of required documents, download forms, check the status of their loans, and receive valuable financial aid information.
Hard-copy Award Letter
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. Returning students and incoming graduate students will not receive hard-copy award letters; instead, they will be directed to Net Partner.
What do I need to do after I have received my financial aid information?
Accept Your Awards
Students may accept their awards on Net Partner. Incoming undergraduate students can also accept their awards by signing and returning the hard-copy award letter.
Provide Requested Documents
Net Partner will show a list of requested documents on the Documents tab. These documents are required in order to process your financial aid. For example, the Scholarship Fact Sheet is required from all students who have been awarded a Conservatory Scholarship. Some of these documents may be downloaded from Net Partner. Other documents might have to be requested from an outside party, such as a Tax Return Transcript or a W-2 form.
All documents should be sent to our dropbox.