Degree Program Tuition and Fees
Educational costs are an important consideration for students selecting a college. For that reason, Berkeley College protects eligible students from increases in full-time tuition rates through the Tuition Freeze Program. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time in degree programs for three consecutive quarters or two semesters, beginning with their first quarter or semester at the College. Eligible students' full-time tuition rates stay the same as long as the students remain continuously enrolled in degree programs with no more than one quarter or semester of absence. The policy also covers military/veterans readmitted to the same program, for the first academic year in which the student returns. For the complete Tuition Freeze Policy, click here.
|Applicable to the summer 2016 and fall 2016 semesters||Applicable to the winter 2017 and spring 2017 semesters|
|Full-Time Tuition (12-15 credits)||$11,550||$11,800|
|Full-Time Tuition (16 or more credits)||$11,550 + $810 per additional credit in excess of 15||$11,800 + $825 per additional credit in excess of 15|
|Part-Time Tuition (1-11 credits)||$810 per credit||$825 per credit*|
|Semester Administrative Fee (9 or more credits)||$375||$400|
|Semester Administrative Fee (8 or fewer credits)||$187||$200|
|Semester Technology Fee (9 or more credits)||$450||$450|
|Semester Technology Fee (8 or fewer credits)||$225||$225|
|Late Registration Fee||$50 per instance||$50 per instance|
*Except for students participating in the Dual Enrollment program, non-matriculated students taking individual courses are subject to the same charges and refund policy as part-time degree program students. For Dual Enrollment students, academic eligibility standards; application procedures, fees and deposit requirements; tuition, administrative, technology and book charges; refund policies; and total net cost is determined by agreement between Berkeley College and participating high schools. Dual enrollment students are not eligible for government-sponsored financial aid programs but may receive Berkeley Grants. Students interested in the Dual Enrollment option should consult their high school guidance counselors for specific information applicable to their schools.
SEVEN WEEK SESSIONS
Seven-week session students are charged no differently than semester students. If a student takes full-time (12-15) credits while registered in Session “A”, Session “B” and/or a 15-week semester, then the tuition will be $11,800. If the student is registered for less than 12 credits, then the tuition will be $825 per credit. All charges will be applied to the student’s account immediately and will be adjusted later if the student fails to attend Session “B”.
For information on Clinical Program Tuition and Fees, click here.
For first-time students entering from high school, the $300 tuition deposit is due by May 1. Deposits will be refunded provided the College receives written notice of cancellation at least 60 days prior to the start of the applicable semester. No refunds will be made to persons canceling during this 60-day period.
For adult students, the $300 deposit must be paid within two weeks after receiving a financial aid award letter. It will be refunded provided the College receives written notice of cancellation at least 60 days prior to the start of the applicable semester. No refunds will be made to persons canceling during this 60-day period.
Tuition is payable 4 weeks prior to the first day of classes according to the published schedule. For students admitted or readmitted after this due date, tuition is payable at registration.
Tuition may be paid in person, by mail, or online through Student Self-Service. The Student Accounts Department accepts payment by check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or wire transfer. Billing for tuition and fees is done on a semester basis, although the student may make one payment in full for the entire academic year. Instructions for registration and payment of term bills are sent by mail to all students for their first term. Subsequent term bill information is available to students online through Student Self-Service ten weeks prior to the start of each term. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain and pay the term bill on time. Students who fail to make arrangements for payment of the term bill on time will lose their ability to maintain their course schedule for the term. In addition, a late registration fee may be charged for re-instatement of a student’s course schedule.
The College reserves the right to make any changes in the schedule of hours or in the courses of study that may be desirable.
If a student officially withdraws or is dismissed from the College during a term, credit for that term will be issued as follows:
|Notification date during|
|• First and second weeks||90%|
|• Third and fourth weeks||50%|
|• Fifth through seventh weeks||25%|
|• After the eighth week||0%|
SEVEN WEEK SESSIONS
|Notification date during|
|• First week||90%|
|• Second week||50%|
|• Third week||25%|
|• Fourth through seventh week||0%
The College will apply the 15-week tuition refund schedule when:
- A student is enrolled in semester-length (15-week) courses only and withdraws from all courses;
- A student is enrolled in seven-week courses in both session A and session B and withdraws from all courses in session B after starting session B;
- A student is enrolled in seven-week courses in session A and/or B of a semester while taking at least one 15-week semester-length course and withdraws from all courses.
The College will apply the seven-week tuition refund schedule when:
- A student is enrolled in seven-week courses in session A only or session B only and withdraws from all courses;
- A student is enrolled in seven-week courses in both sessions A and B and withdraws from all courses in session B before starting session B;
- A student is enrolled in seven-week courses in both session A and B and withdraws from all courses in session A; however, if the student returns and attends session B, tuition and financial aid will be recalculated based on the 15-week refund schedule.
A student’s enrollment status is determined at the end of the add/drop period (week two). At that time the student is charged, and any financial aid is paid, based on the student’s enrollment status. (Individual course drops after week two do not entitle the student to a refund for that course.) Students wishing to withdraw after the start of a semester should contact the Academic Advisement Department. In accordance with the refund schedule above, withdrawn students will be responsible for charges incurred as of their last recorded date of participation. Balances in excess of charges, including deposits, held at the time of withdrawal or dismissal will be applied to outstanding charges. Any overpayment of tuition and fees will be refunded. Please note, however, that Residence charges are fully incurred at the start of each semester; once the semester has started, Residence charges will not be refunded.
Financial aid will be adjusted based on U.S. Department of Education Return of Title IV Funds Regulations and the College’s Check Point Policy. When a student notifies Academic Advisement of the student’s withdrawal, that date will be used to calculate the amount of financial aid funds that the College must return. If the withdrawal occurs subsequent to the 60% point in the term, then all of those funds are deemed “earned” and do not need to be returned. State aid will be returned based on state regulations and Berkeley College Institutional aid will be prorated in accordance with the College tuition liability table.
When a student withdraws without notifying Academic Advisement (“unofficial withdrawals”), the calculation is different. When the College becomes aware of a student’s unofficial withdrawal through the “check point” process, financial aid will be considered earned as if the withdrawn student had attended for 50% of the semester. The remaining portion of the original financial aid award will be returned to the originator.
Important note: Since a withdrawn student’s tuition liability to the College is governed by the schedule set forth in the Tuition Refund Policy, the amount that a student who is withdrawn (officially or unofficially) during the semester owes the College for tuition may exceed the amount of financial aid that the student is permitted to retain under governing regulations. If so, the student will be liable to the College for any balance.
Institutional aid will not be refunded. Berkeley institutional aid awards are earned ratably during the semester.
BOOKS AND SUPPLIES
Most programs of study use customized eBooks that are not available from other sources. A few programs, however, may use traditional textbooks. Charges for both customized eBooks and traditional textbooks are included in the tuition charge. Students in programs where traditional textbooks are used have the right to obtain them from other sources. Students who choose to do so may request refunds. Purchase and pricing information for each traditional textbook is available from the Berkeley College Store at BerkeleyStore.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Some programs may also require additional books, supplies or other costs that are not included in the tuition charge. Detailed information on those requirements is available at BerkeleyCollege.edu/disclosures/.
Costs for supplies, field trips, and other classroom-related expenses vary by program and can range from $0 to $1,500 an award year (two semesters/three quarters). Living expenses may vary considerably. Estimated room and board costs for students not living in Berkeley College facilities range between $3,164 and $13,204 per academic year. The lower range is for dependent students living at home while the higher range is generally for students living away from home. Personal expenses are estimated to be $2,288 and transportation averages $3,128 per academic year. Actual expenses vary based on personal situations and choices.
Berkeley College does not offer a student health insurance plan or require students to demonstrate health insurance coverage prior to enrollment. However, the College strongly recommends coverage.
Residence facilities should be reserved well in advance. Priorities on apartments and room assignments are subject to availability based on the date residence deposits are received. An advance deposit of $400 is due with the residence application.
The balance of the fee must be paid prior to moving into the residence. If a residence reservation is canceled, the advance deposit is refunded only if the College receives notice in writing at least 60 days prior to the start of the semester for which the student originally was accepted.
Cottage Place Apartments, a six-story student residence adjacent to the College, features studio apartments with kitchenettes and two- and three-bedroom apartments with full kitchens and living rooms. All studios and bedrooms are designed for double occupancy.
Sussex House, a one-floor student residence located within the College building, features studio apartments with kitchenettes and two-bedroom apartments with kitchens, living rooms, and two bathrooms. All studios are designed for three students and two-bedroom apartments are designed for six students.
The rate per occupant is $4,500 per semester.
View the housing page for more information.
For more information about Berkeley College graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed programs, and other important disclosures, please visit BerkeleyCollege.edu/disclosures/.
Please note: Berkeley College reserves the right to revise course offerings, cancel scheduled courses, or make any other curriculum changes that the College, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate. The College may limit an individual student’s course load as needed to facilitate the student’s academic success. Such changes may affect the estimated duration and cost of the student’s program. For more information, students should consult with an Academic Advisor.