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Once Accepted

Once you have been accepted to a master's program at Berklee College of Music, you should follow the following steps to prepare to begin your program in September.

Your Next Steps

Submit your tuition deposit

In order to confirm your attendance and reserve your place in the entering class, you must submit your deposit immediately. Waiting to submit your deposit means that Berklee cannot verify your plans to attend and that you risk forfeiting your place to another qualified student. The deposit also ensures that you are sent important registration and payment information.

Please visit the tuition deposit section for information regarding methods of deposit payment.

Request U.S. Federal Funding (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents)

Students who are U.S citizens or permanent residents may apply for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loans through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Graduate students may be eligible to borrow up to $20,500 under the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan program. The $20,500 will be divided and distributed evenly across all three semesters. Interest will begin to accrue upon disbursement and the interest rate is fixed at 5.41 percent. The loan also has a 1.072% origination fee that is deducted proportionately each time that a loan disbursement is made.

For more information, please visit the financial aid section.

Review visa and student residency information

If you are not a citizen of a European Union country, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, or Norway, you will need to apply for a student visa. This visa allows you to enter Spain and grants you 30 days to apply for a student residency card that will allow you to stay in Spain for up to one year.

For more information, visit the student visas section.

Plan your housing

Berklee College of Music’s Valencia campus is a nonresidental campus. If you need assistance in finding housing, visit the housing section for a list of suggested options.
Speak to your program director

Prior to the program start you will be contacted by your program director, who will help you transition into your new academic experience.
Pay your tuition

Invoices for the first tuition payment will be issued in June and only after you have submitted your tuition deposit. See the tuition section to see the tuition payment schedule.