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Berklee College of Music G.I. Bill® Tuition Assistance

How Much of Berklee College of Music's Tuition Will the G.I. Bill® Cover?

How much will you pay to attend Berklee College of Music? Below you can review how much of your expenses at Berklee College of Music the GI Bill® will cover.

Do I Really Need to do Research About the G.I. Bill®?

Did you know that G.I. Bill® funding has a cap? Below you'll find out if the entire cost of attendance at Berklee College of Music is covered. This data varies for each school so be sure to check out G.I. Bill® information for each school you're interested in!

Veterans Typically Attend Berklee College of Music for no More Than $16,235

If you qualify for full benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® we estimate that your yearly out of pocket cost to attend Berklee College of Music should not be more than $16,235.

Veteran Sticker Price$62,830
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits$46,595
Total Out Of Pocket$16,235

Private College Tuition Not Covered by GI Bill® Benefits

Even if you qualify for full benefits, the tuition and fees charged by Berklee College of Music will not be fully covered. Berklee College of Music charges $45,660 a year for tuition and fees but your maximum Post-9/11 benefit is only $20,235. In order to make up the shortfall you will need some additional aid from the college and/or government.

Veteran Tuition And Fees$45,660
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*$20,235
Total Out Of Pocket$25,425
*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.
Remember, some forms of aid such as Pell Grants are awarded in addition to your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits so be sure to fill out your FASA forms.

Yellow Ribbon Program Participant But With Limitations

If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you may be able to get additional assistance in the form of a Yellow Ribbon Award. While Berklee College of Music participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, it places some limitations on the awards it grants, so your participation in this program is not guaranteed.

Remember, only veterans who qualify for full Post-9/11 benefits are eligible to participate in a Yellow Ribbon program.

Berklee College of Music awarded a total of $61,806 in Yellow Ribbon benefits last year. This was split among 25 veterans for an average award of $2,472 ($4,944 after government matching).

The following table may show you how likely you are to have outstanding tuition costs covered by the Yellow Ribbon Program at Berklee College of Music. Remember, contributions from the college will be matched by the VA.

Degree LevelDivision or SchoolMax Number of StudentsMax Contribution (after matching)Tuition After Max Contribution

Questions to Ask the Admissions Department

Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap

With a per credit charge for in-state students of $1,615, Berklee College of Music falls above the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel.

Below Cap for State Residents?$1,615 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap
Below Cap for Non Residents (Out of State)?$1,615 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap

Your Living Expenses Likely Covered

After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what Berklee College of Music thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential credit in your favor of $8,664. It is possible that your living expenses will be more than covered!

Off Campus Living Expenses$16,696
Post-9/11 Benefit$25,360
Total In Your Pocket$8,664
A MHA of $3,170 is likely the largest benefit paid directly to you.

Your Books and Supplies are Likely Covered

Your book stipend of $1000 more than covers what Berklee College of Music estimates your expenses to be ($474).

Supplies Expenses$474
Post-9/11 Benefit$1,000
Total In Your Pocket$526
Not Happy With This College? Is Berklee College of Music not living up to its commitments? File a complaint with the VA.
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