2017–2018 Tuition and Fees

2017–2018 Academic Year

Please see below for tuition and fees for Boston Conservatory at Berklee for 2017-2018. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Board of Trustees.

Key Payment Due Dates

  • Summer Session I 2017 (M.F.A.): May 15, 2017
  • Summer Session II 2017 (Music Education): June 26, 2017
  • Fall Semester 2017: August 1, 2017
  • Spring Semester 2018: TBD

Accounts not paid in full or funded by other approved source by the payment due date are subject to a $205 late payment fee.

If you have questions about your statement, or if you would like more information about a transaction on your bill, please contact the Bursar.

Tuition and Fees Schedule

Degree Awarded Full Time Part Time
(per credit hour)
(per credit hour)
B.M. $42,390 $1,705 $1,705
Applied Lesson - $1,990 (a) -
Applied Concentrates $1,990 (b) $1,990 (a) -
B.F.A., Dance $42,390 $1,705 $1,705
B.F.A., Musical Theater $42,390 $1,705 $1,705
Applied Lesson or Musical Theater Rep, Full Hour $1,990 (c) $1,990 (a) -
B.F.A., Contemporary Theater $42,390 $1,705 $1,705
M.M., Composition and Performance $42,390 $2,275 $2,275
Applied Lesson - $1,990 (a) -
Applied Concentrates $1,990 (b) $1,990 (a) -
M.M., Opera Performance $42,390 (c) $2,275 $2,275
M.F.A., Musical Theater      
Fall and Spring $42,390 $2,275 $2,275
Applied Lesson or Musical Theater Rep, Full Hour $1,990 (d) $1,990 (a) -
Summer - $1,705 -
M.M., Contemporary Music Performance $42,390 $2,275 $2,275
Applied Lesson - $1,990 (a) -
Applied Concentrates $1,990 (b) $1,990 (a) -
M.M. in Music Education, M.M. in Music Education (Autism Concentration), Graduate Certificate in Music Education and Autism - $1,705 $1,705
Fees, Graduate      
Life Experience Waiver - $855 per credit -
Vocal Pedagogy Workshop - $195 per course -
Practicum Fee, In-State (f) - $440 per course -
Graduate Performance Diploma $25,675 $2,275 $2,275
Graduate Peformance Diploma, Opera $25,675 $2,275 $2,275
Graduate Performance Diploma, Opera (g) $42,390 $2,275 $2,275
Artist Diploma in Performance $25,675 $2,275 $2,275
Professional Studies Certificate $25,675 - -
Remedial, ESL, and Audit Courses - (h) TBD TBD
(a) If a student enrolls part-time, these courses are billable at a special rate of $1,990 per credit.
(b) These courses are billable over and above full-time tuition. All composition majors, as well as M.M., Choral Conducting, and M.M., Orchestral Conducting, may take applied concentrates twice at no charge. M.M., Collaborative Piano, may take applied concentrates four times at no charge.
(c) Students repeat MU 638 Vocal Coaching one time. Additional repeats of MU 638 are billable at a special rate of $1,990 per credit.
(d) These courses are offered in both a half-hour and full-hour format. The half-hour format is included in full-time tuition. The full-hour format is billable at a special rate of $1,990 per course, per semester.
(e) Music education program bills per credit, regardless of enrollment status. 
(f) Fee is assessed in addition to tuition for practicum courses. If out of state practicum is permitted, there will be an additional fee.
(g) Students who matriculated in 2015 or earlier, prior to changes to curricular changes.
(h) No charge if taken within full-time credit limit. Billable over and above credit limit.


Mandatory Fees

fee type full time part time
Mandatory Comprehensive Fee    
Fall and Spring $2,345 Prorated based on credit load
Summer, Less than 5 Credits $345  
Summer, 5 Credits or More $705  
Medical Insurance, Undergraduate TBD  
Medical Insurance, Graduate (1) TBD  
Student Health Fee (per semester) $25  

(1) Applies to full-time and 3/4-time students who have not completed an online waiver providing proof of comparable medical insurance.



Housing and Meal Plan Fees

(Upperclassmen housing is subject to availability.)
fee type ANNUAL        PER SEMESTER
Housing Reservation Deposit (2) $500  
  Annual Per Semester
Room $11,820 $5,910
Single-Room Surcharge $1,520 $760
Meal Plans for Resident Students Annual Per Semester
265 meals per semester mandatory
(For residential freshmen, includes 10 guest passes)
$6,360 $3,180
Meal Plans for Off-Campus Students Annual Per Semester
210 meals per semester $4,780 $2,390
150 meals per semester $3,470 $1,735
75 meals per semester $1,760 $880
25 meals per semester $590 $295
(2) Required for new and returning residential students. The non-refundable deposit is applied against balance.


Other Fees

fee type FEE AMOUNT
Enrollment Deposit $510
Late Payment Fee $205
Returned Check Charge $30
Instrument Breakage Deposit $205
Late Registration Fee $100
Official Transcript Fee (3) $5
Replacement ID $20
Application Fee $110

(3) Plus applicable shipping charges.