Undergraduate Degree Program Tuition and Fees 2020/2021

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 two semesters, beginning with their first 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 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.

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM TUITION PER SEMESTER

Tuition and fees are applicable for the 2020/2021 academic year. Effective date 9/1/2020.
Full-Time Tuition (12-18 credits) per semester(A) $12,650
Per Academic Year $25,300
Part-Time Tuition (1-11 credits) per semester(A) $870 per credit*
Semester Administrative Fee (12 or more credits) $400
Semester Administrative Fee (11 or fewer credits) $200
Semester Technology Fee (12 or more credits) $450
Semester Technology Fee (11 or fewer credits) $225
Residence Fee (Apartment at Westchester) per semester $4,700
Application Fee $50 (nonrefundable)
Late Registration Fee $50 per instance
Graduation Fee $100
Tuition Deposit $300
International Application Processing Fee** $100 

 

*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 are 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.

**Effective for September 2017 applications

(A)Effective September 1, 2019, the maximum number of credits included in Full-time tuition increased from 15 to 18.

SEVEN-WEEK SESSIONS

Seven-week session students are charged no differently than semester students. Students registered for full-time (12-18) credits for the semester can be in 15 week classes, or a combination of 15 week classes and seven week sessions, or seven week sessions only. If registered for 12 credits or more, students will be charged the full time rate of $12,650. If students are registered for less than 12 credits, then the tuition will be $870 per credit. All charges will be applied to the student’s account at the start of the term, and will be adjusted if the student fails to attend session B. Students attending Session B only will be charged at the start of that session.

For information on Certificate Program Tuition and Fees, click here.

TUITION DEPOSIT

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 PAYMENTS

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, Discover, 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. 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 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.

DEGREE REFUND POLICY

If a student officially withdraws or is dismissed from the College during a semester, credit for that semester’s tuition (excluding fees which are non-refundable) will be issued as follows:

SEMESTERS

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 percent 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 percent 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 

Charges for eTexts and print textbooks (and to a lesser extent supplies) are included in the tuition charge for most courses at Berkeley College.  In compliance with federal regulations, students may choose, under certain circumstances, to opt out of the otherwise mandatory eText/book fees (and supply fees, if applicable) included in the price of tuition.

Most programs of study at Berkeley College utilize eTexts.  Students may opt out of the otherwise mandatory eText fees (and supply fees, if applicable), if all of the following conditions are met:

  • Identical materials are legally available outside of the Berkeley College eText Program; be aware that some materials are created or customized for Berkeley College eText titles only, and are not available in any other format. See https://berkeleystore.berkeleycollege.edu/site_student_resources_page2.asp for a current list of such materials.
  • The student has not already accessed the Berkeley College eTexts title(s) or used the subject supplies.
  • The student submits his/her request to opt out via the Berkeley College eText Opt-Out eForm by the end of week 1 of the start of the term and agrees (within the eForm) to his/her understanding of the potential consequences as spelled out in the eForm and in eText Opt Out Policy. The student shall also agree (within the eForm) to release Berkeley College from any claim or consequence arising in connection with his/her choice to opt out.
  • The student’s Instructor and Academic Advisor will be made aware of the student’s choice to opt out of the Berkeley College eText program (and supplies, if applicable) and that the student has agreed to accept responsibility for the potential consequences.

Should a student choose to opt-out of the otherwise mandatory College eText (and/or supply) fees for any given class, the eText (and/or supply) fees for that class (es) shall be credited to the student’s account within approximately three (3) business days after submission of the Opt-Out eForm.

For more detailed information and the complete eText and Supplies Opt Out Policy, please click here.

A few programs at Berkeley College still use print textbooks.  Students in programs where print textbooks are used have the right to obtain them (as well as supplies) from other sources, so long as they meet the requirements for the course. In order to receive a credit for textbooks and/or supplies that are purchased from another source, a student must request a waiver from the Department Chair by the end of week 1 of the start of the term. The Department Chair will determine the appropriateness of the items. If approved, the Department Chair will forward that information to the Berkeley Store to verify that the items distributed by the College have been returned, and the waiver will be forwarded to the Student Accounts Department so that a credit can be applied to the student’s account within approximately three (3) business days.

Purchase and pricing information for print textbooks and supplies is available from the Berkeley College Store at BerkeleyStore.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

A.A.S., Health Sciences - Patient Care Technician Specialization Additional Costs

Students in the A.A.S., Health Sciences - Patient Care Technician program are required to purchase their own malpractice insurance. An estimated fee of $40.00 provides $1,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 in the aggregate. Additional charges may be incurred for scrubs, a lab coat, drug screen, physical, flu vaccine, immunizations, shoes, and a watch totaling approximately $775.00. Students with health insurance will pay less for the physical, flu vaccine and immunizations which will lower these additional charges based on their insurance policy. The total additional cost for this program is $815.00.

A.A.S., Health Sciences - Surgical Processing Technician Specialization Additional Costs

Students in the A.A.S., Health Sciences – Surgical Processing Technician program may have additional charges for scrubs, shoes, drug screen, physical, flu vaccine, and immunizations totaling approximately $733.00. Students with health insurance will pay less for the physical, flu vaccine and immunizations which will lower these additional charges based on their insurance policy.

A.A.S., Medical Assistant Additional Costs

Students in the A.A.S., Medical Assistant program may incur additional charges for scrubs, a lab coat, drug screen, physical, flu vaccine, immunizations, and shoes which totals approximately $755.00. Students with health insurance will pay less for the physical and immunizations which will lower these additional charges based on their insurance policy.

A.A.S., Surgical Technology Additional Costs

Students in the A.A.S., Surgical Technology program are required to purchase their own malpractice insurance. An estimated fee of $40.00 provides $1,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 in the aggregate. Students in this program may incur additional charges for a drug screen, physical, flu vaccine, immunizations, shoes, and scrubs totaling approximately $733.00. Students with health insurance will pay less for the physical flu vaccine, and immunizations which will lower these additional charges based on their insurance policy. The total additional cost for the program is approximately $773.00.

B.S.N., LPN to B.S.N. Additional Costs

Students in the LPN to B.S.N. program are required to purchase their own malpractice insurance. An estimated fee of $40.00 provides $1,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 in the aggregate. Additional charges may be incurred for scrubs, shoes, drug screen, physical, flu vaccine, immunizations, stethoscope, pen light, and a watch totaling approximately $776.50. Students with health insurance will pay less for the physical, flu vaccination and immunizations which will lower these additional charges based on their insurance policy. Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam which will cost $400.00. The total additional cost for the program is approximately $1,216.50.

B.B.A., Design Management Additional Costs

Students following the Interior Design specialization are required to obtain specific supplies such as Architect Scale, Vinyl Eraser, 45 degree-10 inch Triangle, 30-60 degree-12 inch Triangle, Circle Template, Lead Holder, Lead Pointer, Fine Line Black Marker, 18" Tracing Paper Roll, 2h And Hb Leads, Sketchbook Black Bound 8.5x11" ,1/2" Drafting Tape, Package Of Color Pencils, and Package Of Color Markers. The cost of these supplies totals approximately $200.00. Students following the Graphic Design specialization and enrolled in the course GRD1130 will need to purchase supplies such as a Flash Drive, Presentation Materials, Foam Core, and Sketch Book totaling approximately $25.00. Students enrolled in the course GRD1170 will need to purchase supplies such as Material, Board, Paint, Paper, Sketch Book, Rulers, Cutting Boards, Exacto Knife, Glue Sticks, Pencils, Watercolors, Brushes, Scissors and Push Pins totaling approximately $100.00. The total additional cost for the program is approximately $125.00. The Department Chairperson or Instructors will provide detailed information describing the required supplies.

B.F.A., Graphic Design Additional Costs

Students enrolled in the course GRD1130 will need to purchase supplies such as a Flash Drive, Presentation Materials and Sketch Book totaling approximately $25.00. Students enrolled in the courses GRD1105 and GRD1170 will need to purchase supplies such as Material Board, Acrylic Primary Colors, Paper, Sketch Book, Rulers, Cutting Boards, Exacto Knife, Glue Sticks, Pencils, Watercolors, Brushes, Scissors and Push Pins totaling approximately $100.00. All students taking Graphic Design are recommended to obtain Adobe Creative Cloud. The cost is approximately $20.00 per month and requires a full 12-month subscription ($240.00). The total additional cost for the program is approximately $365.00. The Department Chairperson or Instructors will provide detailed information describing the required supplies.

A.A.S., Interior Design Additional Costs

This program also requires students to obtain specific supplies such as Architect Scale, Vinyl Eraser, 45 degree-10 inch Triangle, 30-60 degree-12 inch Triangle, Circle Template, Lead Holder, Lead Pointer, Fine Line Black Marker, 18" Tracing Paper Roll, 2h And Hb Leads, Sketchbook Black Bound 8.5x11" ,1/2" Drafting Tape, Package Of Color Pencils, and Package Of Color Markers. The cost of these supplies totals approximately $200.00. The Department Chairperson or Instructors will provide detailed information describing the required supplies.

B.F.A., Interior Design Additional Costs

This program also requires students to obtain specific supplies such as Architect Scale, Vinyl Eraser, 45 degree-10 inch Triangle, 30-60 degree-12 inch Triangle, Circle Template, Lead Holder, Lead Pointer, Fine Line Black Marker, 18" Tracing Paper Roll, 2h And Hb Leads, Sketchbook Black Bound 8.5x11" ,1/2" Drafting Tape, Package Of Color Pencils, and Package Of Color Markers. The cost of these supplies totals approximately $300.00. The Department Chairperson or Instructors will provide detailed information describing the required supplies.

A.A.S., Fashion Merchandising and Management Additional Costs

When taking the course FAS2230 students will be required to purchase fashion swatch kit which totals approximately $89.00.

B.B.A., Fashion Merchandising and Management Additional Costs

When taking the course FAS2230 students will be required to purchase fashion swatch kit which totals approximately $89.00.

A.A.S., Financial Services Additional Costs

This program requires students to obtain a financial calculator, the cost of which totals approximately $35.00. Detailed, itemized information describing the required calculator will be provided by the Department Chairperson or Instructor.

B.B.A., Financial Services Additional Costs

This program requires students to obtain a financial calculator, the cost of which totals approximately $35.00. Detailed, itemized information describing the required calculator will be provided by the Department Chairperson or Instructor.

B.S., Information Technology Management Additional Costs

Students taking courses ITM3321 and ITM 3322 online are required to obtain Adobe Creative Cloud. The cost is approximately $20.00 per month for eight months ($160.00 total). Detailed, itemized information describing the required software will be provided by the Department Chairperson or Instructor.

MISCELLANEOUS COSTS

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). 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.

Although Berkeley College does not offer a student health insurance plan, the College strongly recommends all students obtain coverage. Many clinical facilities utilized by the School of Health Studies require students to provide proof of health insurance coverage prior to participating in clinical rotations. Students enrolled in the LPN to B.S.N., Practical Nurse, Patient Care Technician, Surgical Technology, and Surgical Processing Technician programs who are unable to meet this requirement may find it difficult to complete the required clinical rotation(s) and/or progress in the program.

RESIDENCE

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.

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 four students and two-bedroom apartments are designed for eight students.

The rate per occupant is $4,700 per semester.

View the housing page for more information.