Tuition and Related Costs for First Year Abroad

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 2024-2025 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)

Charged per semester of attendance to all students for cost of noncurricular facilities, programs, and services.

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.
Per-credit tuition fee (charged for part-time study and for registered credits beyond maximum limit of program: degree, 16 credits; diploma, 13 credits)$1,840
Per-credit/extra private instruction (see registration guide for limits to private instruction)$1,840
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.
$4,150 (double) or $6,190 (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

What happens when your student’s education is disrupted by an unexpected injury or illness? Depending on the timing of their withdrawal from school, you may not be eligible to receive a refund of all of your tuition and fees.

The GradGuard Tuition Insurance plan helps students and their families overcome the financial losses that may result from events that force students to withdraw from the semester due to a covered medical reason. Helping families get the most out of your Berklee College of Music experience is always our top priority. That’s why we’ve partnered with GradGuard to make the tuition insurance plan available to our families.

This coverage strengthens and broadens the scope of our existing refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, housing, and other payments if a student withdraws for any covered medical reason at any time during the semester.

Please remember the deadline to enroll is the day before classes begin each semester. Learn more at in a new window) or call 877-794-6603.