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 $1,300 for these costs, not including contributions from the labor program. Fewer than 10 percent of Berea students are asked to cover the full cost of room, 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
Room ($95.30/wk) $1,620 $1,620 $3,240
Board (Meals, $85.60/wk) $1,455 $1,455 $2,910
Health & Insurance Fee $302 $302 $604
Technology Fee $170 $170 $340
Other Campus Fees which include:
Campus Activities Fee ($25) ($25) ($50)
Chime (yearbook) & Other  ($28) ($28) ($56)
 Accident Fee ($10)  ($10)  ($20) 
$63 $63 $126

Additional Expenses (Vary by Student*)

Fall Spring
Books and Supplies $350 $350 $700
Transportation $225 $225 $450
Personal Expenses $700 $700 $1,400
Estimated Totals $1,275 $1,275 $2,550
Academic Year Total $9,770

* Estimated additional costs for academic year 2013-2014. Additional fees for courses that include laboratory sessions or special supplies are listed in course descriptions in this Catalog & Student Handbook under Academic Programs and Courses.