Tuition Fees and Payment

Tuition and Related Costs

All graduate programs on the Valencia campus are designed to be completed in three semesters of study—or one full academic year: fall, spring, and summer semesters. The fees below represent the direct costs charged by the college for the graduate programs starting in September 2021.

2021/2022 Academic Year

The academic year includes fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Application fee
Waived for Berklee alumni
Nonrefundable tuition deposit
To be credited towards first tuition payment
Comprehensive fee$1,332
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 cost for Berklee's SHIP
Professional Recording Services fee
Master of Music in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games only
Required Software Bundle
Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games
Contemporary performance (Production Concentration)
Music Production, Technology, and Innovation
Global Entertainment and Music Business


Fee Details

Comprehensive Fee

The comprehensive fee is mandatory for all students to cover 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.
Required Software Bundle

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. Students will receive the software bundle 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. Students are responsible for owning a laptop that meets the requirements. Learn more about technology requirements.
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.

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.

Once a student is withdrawn from the college, there is no opportunity to be readmitted during the same academic year. A withdrawn student who wishes to return to the college must complete the admissions process and be newly accepted.

Withdrawal Tuition Credit

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

WithdrawalTuition Charged
Before Classes Begin0%
Week 120%
Week 240%
Week 360%
Week 480%
Week 5+100%

These percentages are weekly guidelines; actual refunds are based on calendar days. For more information on tuition and aid percentages for students withdrawing, refer to the Graduate Bulletin.

For more information, please contact the Valencia Campus Office of Student Accounts at

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.

CE extension fee

If a CE extension is requested and approved by the Program Director, students will have until the first day of classes in the subsequent semester to complete their culminating experience/thesis without paying a fee. Any student whose completed culminating experience/thesis is not submitted by the first day of classes in the subsequent semester is required to pay a thesis continuation fee of $400.
For further information, please visit the Policy Handbook, page 61 to learn more.

Paying Your Deposit

To accept your admissions offer and reserve your place in the class, a nonrefundable $2,500 tuition deposit must be made in U.S. Dollars by the below deadlines. Tuition deposits are nonrefundable, and scholarship or federal loan money cannot be used to pay the deposit.

Due to limited spots in each program, students are encouraged to make the deposit as soon as possible. Once the program reaches full capacity, students depositing subsequently will be put on a wait-list (even if the tuition deposit is received before the tuition deposit deadline). Your tuition deposit will be deducted from your first tuition payment.

Tuition Deposit Deadline: May 1, 2021

How to Pay the Tuition Deposit

Paying Online with Credit or Debit Card
Accepted students who wish to submit the tuition deposit to save their place in the program should log into their online student portal. Follow the Deposit Now button and further instructions on your homepage.

If you experience difficulties in making the tuition deposit payment, contact


Note that if a student makes a deposit after program capacity has been reached, and is therefore put on a waitlist, the deposit may be deferred to the next academic year or refunded.

For more information regarding payments, please contact the Valencia Campus Office of Student Accounts at

Paying Your Tuition

The graduate programs on the Valencia campus are one-year programs. Tuition is divided into three equal parts and students receive a bill for the program via their address three times per year. Please view the following schedule of billing and payment due dates. All billing information will be available online at following each invoice billing date. All accepted students will receive their Berklee login credentials prior to the start of the program. Again, all bills will be available for viewing online.

Payment Schedule Academic Year 2021/2022

 1st Payment2nd Payment3rd Payment
Month Invoice Available OnlineJune 2021November 2021March 2022
Tuition Fee$14,610$14,610$14,610
Payment DeadlineAugust 1, 2021January 7, 2022May 11, 2022
Comprehensive Fee$1,332--
Required Software Bundle
Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games$1,050--
Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration)$700--
Music Production, Technology, and Innovation$600--
Global Entertainment and Music Business$150--
Professional Recording Services fee
Only Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games program
Late Payment Fee
If applicable
Late Check-In Fee
If applicable

How to Pay Tuition

Choose a payment option below.

Credit Card/E-check

Log onto, click on the Students tab, then “make a payment”. Payment made through this option will be posted to your student account immediately.


Paying by Flywire with Credit or Debit Card
Depending on what country you are paying from, visit to pay tuition by credit or debit card. Flywire 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 Flywire to do a bank transfer (see the below payment option).


Pay With FlyWire

Paying Over the Phone with Credit Card
To make a credit card or e-check payment by phone, call 1 866 661-9951. Payment made by telephone 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. Credit card payments are subject to a 2.5 percent service charge. There is no charge for EFT/electronic checks.

Alternative Payment

In the event is unavailable or you do not have your login credentials, or you want to make a payment on a student's account, please go to Payment made via the alternative payment website will be posted to the student's account the next business day. Credit card payments are subject to a 2.5% service charge. There is no charge for EFT/electronic checks.

Mailing Checks

Include your student ID number with the check payment.

Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston Street

MS-921 BUR
Boston, MA 02215

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: 1140 Boylston Street, MS-921 BUR, Boston, MA 02215

Wire Transfers: Domestic and International

Visit to pay your tuition bill by bank transfer. Flywire charges you in your local currency, and tells you the exact amount that will be charged before you make the payment.


Pay With Flywire


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.

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

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 (August 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. Please know that there is a per-term fee of $60 to sign up with TMS.

For the fall semester, students must sign up for TMS no later than June 1. For the spring semester, students must sign up by November 1. Failure to meet these deadlines will result in the student owing one or more up-front payments at the time of signing up for TMS. The payment plan is not available for the summer semester.

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.

To sign up for TMS, please visit

For more information regarding payments, please contact the Valencia Campus Office of Student Accounts at


If you have questions related to the opening of the campus in fall 2021 and the hybrid model that will be applied to all programs at that time, check the Fall 2021 Frequently Asked Questions section.

Q: How much is tuition?

Tuition costs vary from year to year. The master’s degree programs on the Valencia campus are one year long. Tuition is divided into three equal parts and students receive a bill for the program via their address three times per year (one per semester). Please refer to the tuition page for information about costs for the current academic year. Please take into account that you must add to the first payment the Comprehensive fee, Professional Recording Services fee (for SFTV) and Required Software Bundle (for SFTV, MPTI, CPPD).