Cost of Attendance for First Year Abroad

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 2024/2025 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)    $50,540
Fees (per year)
Comprehensive Fee
First Year Abroad Program Fee

Housing (per semester)*
See housing options
Double room: $4,150
Single room: $6,190
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.