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Tuition Fees and Payment

Tuition and Related Costs

For tuition and related costs for the master's programs refer to the information below. All master’s degree programs last one year.

2014-2015 Academic Year

Application fee
Waived for Berklee alumni
$150
Nonrefundable tuition deposit
To be credited towards first tuition payment
$2,500
Tuition fee $36,990
Comprehensive fee $1,150
Required Software Bundle
Master in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games
Master in Music Technology Innovation
Master in Contemporary Performance
Master in Global Entertainment and Music Business
-
$750
$620
$700
$0
Other Laptop and Software Requirements See Requirements
Travel Fee
Only Global Entertainment and Music Business program
$280

Comprehensive Fee

The comprehensive fee covers services and facilities that augment the students’ academic experience and includes, but is not limited to, students’ required registration into the Spanish educational system, students’ compulsory health insurance, and a variety of other services and facilities to which students have access. The comprehensive fee is charged in the first tuition bill and is mandatory for all students.

Required Software Bundle Fee

Required Software Bundles are purchased directly from Berklee College of Music and reflect the versions installed on the campus systems. Berklee has negotiated extremely reduced student pricing for these items. Berklee students will receive the bundles during the orientation week. Students cannot opt out of, or receive any exemption for, purchasing their program’s software bundle. The software fee is included in the first tuition bill. See below for more detailed information on laptop and software requirements.

Travel Fee - MIDEM Conference

Global Entertainment and Music Business students will be charged an additional $280 in the second tuition payment for a mandatory educational trip to Cannes, France for the MIDEM Conference. The $280 covers the cost of entrance to the conference. Travel to and from Cannes as well as accommodation are covered by the student on their own. As an option, Berklee will arrange travel and accommodation for students who prefer to travel as a group. The additional cost of choosing this option will be communicated to students during fall semester.

Late Fee

A $250 late payment fee will be applied to your account if full payment is not received by the due date indicated. Please keep in mind certain payment methods take longer to process than others and arrange accordingly.

Late Check-In Fee

A $250 late check-in fee is applied if you do not check-in by 12 noon the first day of class each term.

Laptop and Software Requirements

Berklee College of Music requires all entering master’s students to own a laptop computer that meets certain standards established by the college’s academic and technology leadership. For over half a century, Berklee College of Music has been committed to preparing our students for the musical, technological, and business necessities of the world they will be entering. We firmly believe the laptop and software requirements stated in the below PDF provide students with a unique resource that will maximize the potent music education available only at Berklee and will help prepare students for successful entry into the music industry. Entering students should follow the information specific to their program.

View the laptop and software requirements for the master's class starting in September 2014.

Financial Holds

Students are required to pay tuition and fees by the payment due date for each semester. If a student adds additional courses during the add/drop period, he or she must pay the additional fee(s) at the time of enrollment. If payment is not received, the college will make every internal effort to collect these funds. Restrictions will be placed on any account with an outstanding balance prohibiting access to grades, transcripts, degrees, diplomas, and participation in any future term at the college. The restriction will remain until the account is paid in full.

Withdrawal Policy

All students who desire to withdraw from the college are required to settle all financial obligations with the college, to return all college property, and to complete a Withdrawal from the College form. Students withdrawing before the first day of the program start (September) will receive a 100% credit of their tuition charges. However, the nonrefundable tuition deposit and all fees will be forfeited.

Withdrawal Tuition Credit

Students withdrawing during the first four weeks of the program are eligible for a tuition credit according to the following schedule:

Withdrawal Percent of Tuition Credit
During the 1st week of classes 80% credit
During the 2nd week of classes 60% credit
During the 3rd week of classes 40% credit
During the 4th week of classes 20% credit
After 4th week of classes No credit issued

Please note that withdrawal policies ONLY apply to the first four weeks of the program. No credit will be issued thereafter.

For more information, please contact the Valencia Campus Bursar’s Office at bursarvalencia@berklee.edu.

Paying your deposit

Reserving Your Place After Acceptance

To accept your admissions offer and reserve your place in the master’s class starting in September 2014, a nonrefundable $2,500 tuition deposit must be made by the dates below in U.S. Dollars. Tuition deposits are nonrefundable, cannot be deferred to future academic years, and cannot be paid using scholarship offers or financial aid. Your tuition deposit will be deducted from your first tuition payment.

  • Early action applicants deposit deadline: May 9, 2014
  • Regular action applicants deposit deadline: June 20, 2014

If you delay your deposit submission, you may forfeit your place in your desired master’s program. Your tuition deposit will be deducted from your first tuition payment. There are three ways you can pay your tuition deposit:

Credit Card

Your tuition deposit payment of $2,500 can be made online here.

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Paying Over the Phone with Credit Card
Tuition deposit payments can be made over the phone by calling +1 877 482-0140.

Bill Pay

Since payment received through “bill pay” will be in the form of a check it will take approximately a week to two weeks before payment is received by the college, depending on location and bank.

  • Pay to: Berklee College of Music
  • Address: Berklee College of Music, 1140 Boylston Street, MS-921 BUR, Boston, MA 02215

Wire Transfer

Domestic wires:
You must include a student name and Berklee student ID number.

  • Pay to: Berklee College of Music
  • Account #: 169789320
  • ABA #: 021000021
  • Bank Address: J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A., 270 Park Ave., New York, NY 10017

International wires:
For all international wires, please use our peerTransfer service. Do not send international wires directly to Berklee’s account.

Go to berklee.peertransfer.com.

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For more information regarding payments, please contact the Valencia Campus Bursar’s Office at bursarvalencia@berklee.edu.

Paying your Tuition

The master’s program is a one-year program. Tuition is divided into three equal parts and students receive a bill for the program via their Berklee.edu address three times per year. Please view the following schedule of billing and payment due dates. All billing information will be available online at my.berklee.edu following each invoice billing date. All accepted students will receive their login credentials 10 days after receipt of their tuition deposit. Again, all bills will be available for viewing online.

Payment Schedule Academic Year 2014-2015

  1st Payment 2nd Payment 3rd Payment
Month Invoice Sent June 2014 November 2014 March 2015
Tuition Fee $12,330 $12,330 $12,330
Payment Deadline August 1, 2014 January 7, 2015 May 13, 2015
Comprehensive Fee $1,150 - -
Required Software Bundle
Master in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games
Master in Music Technology Innovation
Master in Contemporary Performance
Master in Global Entertainment and Music Business
-
$750
$620
$700
$0
- -
Travel Fee
Only Global Entertainment and Music Business program
- $280 -
Late Payment Fee $250 $250 $250
Late Check-In Fee $250 $250 $250

Preferred Payment Methods

The two options below are the fastest and easiest way to pay your bills, incurring minimal fees and processed the quickest.

  1. Online: Log onto my.berklee.edu, click on the Students tab, then “make a payment”. Payment made through this option will be posted to your student account immediately.
  2. peerTransfer: For all wire transfers please use our peerTransfer service at berklee.peertransfer.com.

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Other Payment Options


Credit Card or Echeck

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  • Phone: Dial 1 866 661-9951. You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Echeck. Credit card payments are subject to a 2.5% service charge.
  • Alternative Website: In the event my.berklee.edu is unavailable or you do not have your login credentials, please go to www.berklee.edu/altpay. Credit card payments are subject to a 2.5% service charge.
Payments made by telephone or the alternative payment website will be posted to your student account the next business day. When making payment by telephone, your payment confirmation number will serve as your receipt, be sure to write it down. Credit card payments are subject to a 2.5% service charge, EFT/Electronic checks are no charge.

Mailing Checks

Include your student ID number with the check payment.

Berklee College of Music
OFFICE OF THE BURSAR
1140 Boylston Street 
MS-921 BUR
Boston, MA 02215

Wire Transfer

Wires Sent from U.S. Banks

You must include a student name and Berklee student ID#

Pay to: Berklee College of Music
Account #: 169789320
ABA #: 021000021
Bank Address: J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A., 270 Park Ave, New York, NY 10017

Wires Sent from Banks Other than U.S.

For all international wires please use our peerTransfer service at berklee.peertransfer.com. Please do not send international wires directly to Berklee’s account.

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Cash

We strongly discourage you from carrying large amounts of cash to pay your bill. However, should you decide to make a cash payment, this can only be done in U.S. dollars in the Bursar’s Office in Boston. Please be certain to retain your receipt. We cannot accept cash payments in Valencia.
Third-Party Scholarships

We will be happy to apply advance credit to your account for a scholarship awarded from an outside agency. You must submit a letter to the BOSTON Bursar’s Office from the scholarship source, on their letterhead, stating that the scholarship will be mailed directly to Berklee. The letter must also include the amount of your scholarship, the date when payment will be submitted, a request for a statement (if required by the sponsor), and the name and phone number of a contact person. It is essential for the Bursar’s Office to receive this letter prior to your payment due date in order to avoid any delays.
Tuition Payment Plan

Berklee offers a monthly payment plan through third-party Tuition Management Systems (TMS). This option allows you to divide your payment into five monthly installments. This service is available for only the first two payments due (September and January). There are no qualifications to use this service. You do not incur interest while paying off your fees, and there is no credit approval necessary. Berklee will give you advance credit for the total amount to be paid, provided you remain current with your monthly payments.

You should be aware that there is a one-time-only enrollment fee and that the first tuition payment period begins on June 1st and ends October 1st. The second tuition payment period begins November 1st and ends March 1st. If you sign up for this option after the start of the plan, you are responsible for making up the total of payments due.

Since this option may be combined with other forms of payment, you should be certain to budget the necessary amount with TMS to meet your needs. If you have under-budgeted, you will be expected to pay the difference directly to the College prior to the beginning of classes.

Berklee reserves the right to revoke this payment option to any student if delinquency becomes an issue.