Academic Year Rates 2019 - 2020

Academic Year RatesTotal per semester

1st Payment due With Contract

2nd Payment due Sep. 18

3rd Payment due Oct. 16

Room & Board 3723 1241 1241 1241
Full Board 1251 417 417 417
5-Night Board 594 198 198 198
HIP ROOM AND BOARD        
Standard Single 3723 1241 1241 1241
Deluxe Single 4404 1468 1468 1468
ROCHDALE        
Studio 3432 1144 1144 1144
2-bedroom 2985 995 995 995
3-bedroom 2577 859 859 859
4-bedroom 2301 767 767 767
FENWICK        
1-bedroom 4323 1441 1441 1441
1-bedroom (shared) 2595 865 865 865
2-bedroom 3318 1106 1106 1106
3-bedroom 3006 1002 1002 1002
4-bedroom 2766 922 922 922
NORTHSIDE APT        
Studio 3450 1150 1150 1150
1-bedroom 4575 1525 1525 1525
1-bedroom (shared) 2751 917 917 917

*Fall 2019 payment dates are 1st due with contract, September 18th, and October 16th.  Spring 2020 payments are due Dec. 4th 2019, Feb. 5th, and March 4th 2020.


Because there is no landlord making a profit, the co-ops are the best deal in town. Budgets are collectively set by the BSC Board of Directors every spring and cost substantially less than private housing or residence halls.

Rates for the 17 Room and Board Houses

The cost for the 17 room and board houses for Fall 2019/Spring 2020 is $3,723, which is about $931 per month. There is a free month between semesters for Winter Break.  The cost is the same regardless of room size.

At Hillegass/Parker standard singles cost the same as the other room and board houses, $3,723 per semester.  Hillegass Parker also has larger single rooms which cost $4,404 for the semester.

The price includes much more than just a place to live; the cost includes:   

  •     food
  •     utilities
  •     cleaning supplies, toilet paper, etc
  •     furniture
  •     a rich social environment
  •     co-op wide workshops, social and educational events
  •     additional amenities depending on each co-op

Additional amenities range from hot tubs, saunas, 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

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 and waiting list deposit as soon as you know you are interested.  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.

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 begins on Friday, August 23rd, 2019  and ends on Saturday, December 21, 2019.  The Spring contract period begins on Friday, January 17, 2020 and ends on Friday, May 22, 2020. 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 18, 2019 and Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The payments for Spring 2020 are due Wednesday, December 4, 2019 (for current members) and Wednesday, February 5, 2020 and Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Members remaining in the co-op between Fall and Spring do not incur additional charges if they want to stay over Winter Break.

The rates below 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, contact the bookkeepers before the payment due date. See the Payment Policies for more information.