Academic Year Rates 2017-2018

Academic Year RatesTotal per semester

1st Payment due 
Dec. 6
With Contract

2nd Payment due

Feb. 7

3rd Payment due 

Mar. 7

Room & Board 3441 1147 1147 1147
Full Board 1155 385 385 385
5-Night Board 549 183 183 183
Standard Single 3441 1147 1147 1147
Deluxe Single 4071 1357 1357 1357
Studio 3126 1042 1042 1042
2-bedroom 2721 907 907 907
3-bedroom 2349 783 783 783
4-bedroom 2097 699 699 699
1-bedroom 3939 1313 1313 1313
1-bedroom (shared) 2364 788 788 788
2-bedroom 3024 1008 1008 1008
3-bedroom 2736 912 912 912
4-bedroom 2520 840 840 840
Studio 3144 1048 1048 1048
1-bedroom 4167 1389 1389 1389
1-bedroom (shared) 2505 835 835 835

*Spring 2018 payment dates are December 6th, February 7th, and March 7th.

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 2017/Spring 2018 is $3441, which is about $860 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, $3441 per semester.  Hillegass Parker also has larger single rooms which cost $4,071 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 18, 2017  and ends on Saturday, December 16, 2017.  The Spring contract period begins on Friday, January 12, 2018 and ends on Friday, May 18, 2018. The first payment for Fall will be due with the return of the contract. The remaining payments for Fall 2016 will be due Wednesday, September 13, 2017 and Wednesday, October 11, 2017. The payments for Spring 2018 are due Wednesday, December 6, 2017 (for current members) and Wednesday, February 7, 2018 and Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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.