|Academic Year Rates||Total Per Semester||1st Payment Due With Contract||2nd Payment Due Sep. 16||3rd Payment Due Oct. 14|
|Room & Board||$3852||$1284||$1284||$1284|
|HIP Room and Board||Total Per Semester||1st Payment Due With Contract||2nd Payment Due September 16||3rd Payment October 14|
|Rochdale Apartments||Total Per Semester||1st Payment Due With Contract||2nd Payment Due September 16||3rd Payment October 14|
|Fenwick||Total Per Semester||1st Payment Due With Contract||2nd Payment Due September 16||3rd Payment October 14|
|Northside Apartments||Total Per Semester||1st Payment Due With Contract||2nd Payment Due September 16||3rd Payment October 14|
The cost for the 17 room and board houses for Fall 2020/Spring 2021 is $3852 per semester, which is about $860 per month if you stay for the full academic year. There is no separate charge for Winter Break and you may remain in your unit if you are planning to stay in the BSC for the following spring semester. The cost is the same regardless of room size.
At Hillegass Parker standard singles cost the same as the other room and board houses, $3852 per semester. Hillegass Parker also has larger single rooms which cost $4554 per semester.
The price includes much more than just a place to live; the cost includes:
- Cleaning supplies, toilet paper, etc
- A rich social environment
- Co-op wide workshops, social and educational events
- Additional amenities depending on each co-op
Additional amenities range from newspaper and periodical subscriptions, game rooms, exercise equipment, computers, printers, audio/visual equipment and much more. Some houses charge a small additional fee for internet and other media.
The apartments don’t come with food service, so they cost less than the houses. You should be aware that it is very unlikely to be assigned to an apartment for your first semester as a BSC member unless you are a participant in UC Berkeley's EOP program. If you are an EOP student, you still need to apply early to get an apartment; submit your application as soon as you know you are interested and verify your EOP priority with our office. It is common for new members to get apartments for the summer, however. The apartment prices differ depending on how many bedrooms the apartment has, as well as the apartment complex.
New members are not eligible to live in the Northside Apartments in the Fall and Spring semesters. You need to have lived in the BSC for at least two academic semesters to be eligible for Northside Co-op. And it usually takes many many semesters to earn enough seniority to get a Northside spot.
Garbage is paid by the BSC. The BSC pays for gas and water up to but not in excess of the established budgets. Member pays for electricity used in their apartment in Fenwick and Northside. Member may pay budget overages and/or all other utilities.
The Fall contract period runs from Friday, August 21, 2020 - Saturday, December 19, 2020. The Spring contract period runs from Friday, January 15, /2021 - Friday, May 21, 2021. The first payment for Fall will be due with the return of the contract. The remaining payments for Fall 2019 will be due Wednesday, September 16, 2020 and Wednesday, October 14, 2020. The payments for Spring 2021 are due Wednesday, December 2, 2020 (for current members) and Wednesday, February 3, 2021 and Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
Members remaining in the co-op between Fall and Spring do not incur additional charges if they remain in their unit during winter break.
The rates are per person per semester. We do not send bills and you are responsible for making sure your payment has been received by our office by the due date. If you need a payment arrangement, submit your payment arrangement request on the BSC Member Portal before your payment due date. See the Payment Policies for more information.