Cost of Attendance

2023–2024 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 as well as 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 $49,840 $49,840
Fees $2,268 $2,268
On-Campus Room & Board* $19,440 $19,440
Off-Campus Room and Board* - $18,565
Books $1,085 $1,085
Travel $1,100 $1,100
Living Expenses $1,375 $1,375
Health Insurance* $2,572 $2,572
Federal Stafford Loan Fees $70 $70
TOTAL $77,750 $77,750
Tuition $49,840 $49,840** $30,180 $30,180 $30,180
Fees $2,268 $2,268 $2,268 $2,268 $2,268
INDIRECT COSTS (see undergraduate indirect costs above)

*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.

**The musical theater M.F.A. program consists of fall and spring semester in the first year, followed by summer, fall, and spring semesters in the second year. As a result, the second year of the program is more expensive than the first year, and the total program cost is accordingly higher.

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.