Tuition Fees and Payment
Tuition and Related Costs
The tuition fees published below are for the graduate programs on the Valencia campus starting September 2015. All graduate programs on the Valencia campus last for one academic year, and the fees below represent the direct costs charged by the college.
2015/2016 Academic Year
The academic year includes fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Waived for Berklee alumni
|Nonrefundable tuition deposit
To be credited towards first tuition payment
|Professional Recording Services fee
Master of Music in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games only
|Laptop and Software Requirements
Cost for 2015/2016 will be published early summer
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.
Professional Recording Services Fee
In addition to tuition fees, this mandatory fee is billed to all scoring for film, television, and video games graduate students. The fee contributes to a fraction of the extraordinary studio and recording expenses unique to the scoring program. This includes: on-campus recording sessions with professional session musicians, remote recording sessions with professional orchestras, and an off-site recording session at a world-class studio.
Laptop and Software Requirements
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.
Please note that the laptop and software fees for 2015/2016 have not yet been published. Prospective students may refer to the 2014/2015 Requirements as a general guide until the new requirements are published summer 2015.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paying Your Deposit
To accept your admissions offer and reserve your place in the class starting in September 2015, a nonrefundable $2,500 tuition deposit must be made in U.S. Dollars by the below deadlines. If you delay your deposit submission, you may forfeit your place in your master’s degree program. Tuition deposits are nonrefundable and cannot be deferred to future academic years. Your tuition deposit will be deducted from your first tuition payment.
Tuition Deposit Deadlines
- Early action deposit deadline: May 8, 2015
- Regular action deposit deadline: June 19, 2015
How to Pay the Tuition Deposit
There are several ways you can pay the tuition deposit. The form you choose to pay depends if you are paying with a U.S. bank account, or if you are paying from a bank outside the U.S. (international bank account).
Paying with a U.S. Bank Account
Choose one of the following payment options if you are paying your $2,500 tuition deposit from a U.S. bank account.
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: 1140 Boylston Street, MS-921 BUR, Boston, MA 02215
To make a bank transfer to Berklee's account from a U.S. bank account, you must include a student name and Berklee student ID number.
Important Message About Wire Transfers
Please note that Berklee cannot accept wire transfers from bank accounts outside the U.S. If you are paying with an account from outside the U.S. please use peerTransfer.
- 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
Paying with an International Bank Account
Choose one of the following payment options if you are paying your $2,500 tuition deposit from a bank account outside the U.S.
Preferred Credit Card Payment Option
Visit berklee.peertransfer.com to pay your $2,500 tuition deposit by credit or debit card. PeerTransfer charges you in your local currency, and tells you the exact amount that will be charged before you make the payment. You can also use peerTransfer to do a bank transfer (see the below payment option).
Alternate Credit Card Payment Options
- You can pay the $2,500 tuition deposit by credit card using our secure Official Payments page. Please be aware that you will be subject to a 2.5% fee by Official Payments, as well as any fee your bank charges for paying in U.S. Dollars.
- Tuition deposit payments can be made over the phone by calling 1 877 482-0140 (a U.S. phone number).
The only way to pay the $2,500 tuition deposit with an international bank transfer is to use peerTransfer. PeerTransfer charges you in your local currency, and tells you the exact amount that will be charged before you make the payment. Berklee cannot accept wire transfers paid directly from your international bank, only through peerTransfer.
To learn more about paying with peerTransfer, please refer to this pdf guide written in the following languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese.
For more information regarding payments, please contact the Valencia Campus Bursar’s Office at email@example.com.
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 2015/2016
|1st Payment||2nd Payment||3rd Payment|
|Month Invoice Available Online||June 2015||November 2015||March 2016|
|Payment Deadline||August 1, 2015||January 7, 2016||May 1, 2016|
|Required Software Bundle||To be determined||-||-|
|Professional Recording Services fee
Only Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games program
|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.
- 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.
- peerTransfer: For all wire transfers please use our peerTransfer service at berklee.peertransfer.com.
Other Payment Options
- 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.