Student Expenses

Student Expenses

A student and his or her family are responsible for the costs listed in the chart below. However, for those who qualify on the basis of need—and most students do—financial aid is available to defray all or part of these costs. The average amount freshmen paid last year was approximately $1,400 for these costs, not including contributions from the labor program. Fewer than five percent of Berea students are asked to cover the full cost of housing, meals, and fees.

Costs of attendance for the required Fall and Spring terms are as follows:

Expenses for Which the Student is Responsible

Fall Spring Total
Housing ($97.70/wk) $1,661 $1,661 $3,322
Board (Meals, $90.82/wk) $1,544 $1,544 $3,088
Health Fee $52 $52 $104
Technology Fee $170 $170 $340
Other Campus Fees which include:

Campus Activities Fee $(25) ($25) ($50)
Chimes (yearbook) & Other  ($28) ($28) ($56)

Accident Fund Fee

($10)  ($10)  ($20) 
Total fees and charges $3,490 $3,490 $6,980

Additional Expenses (Vary by Student*)

Fall Spring
Books and Supplies $350 $350 $700
Transportation $400     $400 $800
Personal Expenses $800 $800 $1,600
Estimated Totals $1,550 $1,550 $3,100
Academic Year Total


* Estimated additional costs for academic year 2015-2016 may include fees for courses that include laboratory sessions or special supplies and are listed in course descriptions in this Catalog under Academic Programs and Courses.