First Year Abroad: Tuition, Fees, and Funding

Tuition and Related Costs

These costs represent the total tuition and related costs for one year of undergraduate education at Berklee for students attending First Year Abroad. First Year Abroad is a full-time degree program that lasts for two semesters: fall and spring. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Required charges and optional charges are charged directly to you on your tuition bill. Indirect costs are an estimate of associated travel and living costs, and vary depending on each student's individual situation and preferences.

Tuition and Fees for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Tuition Deposit
The tuition deposit is credited toward tuition charges in the first semester of attendance.
See Paying your Tuition Deposit
Berklee Tuition (per semester)
Tuition is same as in Boston.
See Tuition Payment Methods
Berklee Comprehensive Fee (per semester)
Fee is same as in Boston
Student Health Insurance Plan 
Students must accept enrollment in Berklee's Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) or submit a waiver request indicating comparable coverage. See Health and Travel Insurance for more information.
See cost for Berklee's SHIP.
First Year Abroad Program Fee 
Fee includes supplemental Spanish health insurance (MAPFRE) and access to Berklee's medical assistance program in Valencia.
Housing (per semester)
Housing is required for all students. Meals are not included. Students will be assigned to a double or single room. Learn more about housing.
$3,970 (double) or $5,920 (single)
Mandatory Entering Student Software Package
The software package is purchased directly from Berklee.

Miscellaneous Costs

Livensa Security Deposit
Please note that, due to a recent update in the terms and conditions of Livensa Living Marina Real, students are required to submit a €250 security deposit to Livensa Living directly, prior to their arrival in Valencia. Information on how to submit this security deposit will be provided by the residence management team directly to students once rooming assignments have been notified to you. This security deposit should be refunded in full to students during the checkout process of the designated room at the end of their stay at the residence hall, with the exception of instances where the student is found to be responsible for damages to the room, related objects, or any of the common spaces of the residence hall. The costs of these damages will be deducted from the security deposit as needed.
Mandatory Laptop Computer
Students must bring their own laptop that meets the requirements for entering students.
$1,000 - $2,000
Passport Fee
Fee varies depending on the type of service requested and passport country.
$0 - $210
Student Visa Fee
Fee varies depending on country of citizenship.
$0 - $160

Tuition Insurance

As a supplement to the University Refund Policy, we also offer a Tuition Insurance program through Liberty Mutual Insurance which provides 100% reimbursement of all insured tuition, room and board, and some fees. Coverage includes withdrawal due to illness, injury, mental health issues and other reasons. Visit the Tuition Insurance page to learn more.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance for a student is an estimate of that student’s educational expenses for the period of enrollment.

Cost of attendance for 2023/2024 includes charges billed directly to you by Berklee and indirect costs that go along with attending the college. Your total financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study) cannot exceed your total cost of attendance.

Required charges

Tuition (per year)$48,830
Fees (per year)
Comprehensive Fee
First Year Abroad Program Fee
Housing (per semester)*
See housing options
Double room: $3,970
Single room: $5,920
Software Package (per year)$236.94

Indirect costs

Meals (per year)*
Depending if you buy food and cook at home or eat at local restaurants and cafes.
Personal expenses (per year)$1,410
Transportation (per year)$2,400
Books (per year)$474
*Loan fees (per year)$44

Total costs

Total costs (per year)
Including required, optional, and indirect charges.
*Calculated using an average of housing and meal costs.

Required Charges

Required charges include directly billed charges, which include tuition and fees.

Indirect Charges

Indirect costs are expenses related to going to college that will not appear on your bill.

Students and families must arrange and pay for all travel to and from Berklee. In addition, students should plan to arrive on campus with sufficient funds to cover the costs of books and incidental expenses. Review the chart for the details on estimated costs of transportation, Federal Stafford Loans, and other items.

For more detailed costs relating to the current academic year, please visit the First Year Abroad Tuition and Fees page.

Financial Aid

Paying for Your Education

All domestic and international applicants to Berklee's full-time degree or diploma programs will be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships through our admissions process.

You and your family can begin the process of applying for need-based financial aid at Berklee by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application will gather information about your family's financial situation and enable you to be considered for a range of federal, state, and institutional funding.

File Your FAFSA

The FAFSA is required for citizens and permanent residents of the United States who wish to apply for federal student aid, including federal grants and loans.
Visit the Office of Student Financial Services website to learn more.