Rates for 2022 - 2023 are listed below. Rates for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 academic year will be determined at the end of March.
Payments for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 are: First due with contract, Second due Wednesday, September 14, and Third due Wednesday, October 12.
Payments for Spring 2023 are due Wednesday, November 30, 2022 (for current members or with contract for new members), Wednesday, February 1, 2023, and Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
|Academic Year Rates||Total Per Semester||1st Payment Due With Contract||2nd Payment Due February 1||3rd Payment Due March 1|
|Room & Board||$4131||$1377||$1377||$1377|
|HIP Room and Board||Total Per Semester||1st Payment Due With Contract||2nd Payment Due February 1||
Due March 1
|Rochdale Apartments||Total Per Semester||1st Payment Due With Contract||2nd Payment Due February 1||
Due March 1
|Fenwick||Total Per Semester||1st Payment Due With Contract||2nd Payment Due February 1||
Due March 1
|Northside Apartments||Total Per Semester||1st Payment Due With Contract||2nd Payment Due February 1||
Due March 1
The cost for the 17 room and board houses for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 is $4,131 per semester, which is about $918 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 except at Hillegass Parker as noted below..
At Hillegass Parker standard singles cost the same as the other room and board houses, $4,131 per semester. Hillegass Parker also has larger single rooms which cost $4,884 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 an 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 19, 2022 - Saturday, December 17, 2022. The Spring contract period runs from Friday, January 13, 2023 - Saturday, May 20, 2023.
Payments for Fall 2022 are due Wednesday, April 6, Wednesday, September 14, and Wednesday, October 12.
Payments for Spring 2023 are due Wednesday, November 30 (for current members or with contract for new members), Wednesday, February 1 and Wednesday, March 1.
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.