Certificate Program and Tuition and Fees

2018/2019 TUITION*

Tuition and fees are applicable for 2018/2019. Effective date 9/1/2018.                   
Medical Assistant (2 semesters) $21,200
Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding (2 semesters) $21,200
Patient Care Technician (2 semesters) $19,000
Practical Nurse (3 semesters) $34,000
Surgical Processing Technician (2 semesters) $19,000
*Includes tuition, books, background check where appropriate, and the cost of the first certification/licensure examination. Program tuition will be reduced for students who transfer courses into a certificate program.
For certificate students, failed courses will lead to a repeat charge assessed on a per-credit basis.
• 9 or more credits
• 8 or fewer credits

$450 per semester
$225 per semester
• 9 or more credits
• 8 or fewer credits

$400 per semester
$200 per semester
Late registration $50 per instance
International Application Processing Fee** $100
**Effective for September 2017 applications. 

Practical Nurse students, Patient Care Technician students, and Surgical Technology students are also required to purchase their own malpractice insurance. Total costs may average $40-$50 for Patient Care Technician students and $70-$90 for Practical Nurse students (for $1,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 in the aggregate), and $35-$45 for Surgical Technology students (for $1,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 in the aggregate).

Upon program completion, Practical Nurse students are required to register and pay for the NCLEX-PN examination using their personal credit card. Once receipt of payment is obtained, students should submit their receipt to the Nursing Department so they can be reimbursed for the Pearson Vue testing fee.


If a student officially withdraws or is dismissed from the College before the completion of the program, credit will be issued as follows:

Notification Date Refund Amount
During the first week of the program 90% tuition
Weeks two and three of the program 80% tuition
After three weeks and prior to 25% of the program  55% tuition
After 25% of the program and before 50% 30% tuition
After 50% of the program is completed 0% tuition

A student enrolling in a certificate program is responsible for the total cost of the program subject to the schedule above.



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.


Tuition is payable four 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 10 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 reinstatement 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.

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, where applicable, are fully incurred at the start of each term; once the term has started, residence charges will not be refunded.


Residence facilities should be reserved well in advance. Priorities on apartments and room assignments are 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 term for which the student originally was accepted.

White Plains

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.

View the housing page for more information.