Academic Year Rates 2018-2019

Academic Year RatesTotal per semester

1st Payment due 
With Contract

2nd Payment due

Sep. 12

3rd Payment due 

Oct. 10

Room & Board 3609 1203 1203 1203
Full Board 1212 404 404 404
5-Night Board 576 192 192 192
HIP ROOM AND BOARD        
Standard Single 3609 1203 1203 1203
Deluxe Single 4269 1423 1423 1423
ROCHDALE        
Studio 3279 1093 1093 1093
2-bedroom 2853 951 951 951
3-bedroom 2463 821 821 821
4-bedroom 2199 733 733 733
FENWICK        
1-bedroom 4131 1377 1377 1377
1-bedroom (shared) 2481 827 827 827
2-bedroom 3171 1057 1057 1057
3-bedroom 2871 957 957 957
4-bedroom 2643 881 881 881
NORTHSIDE APT        
Studio 3297 1099 1099 1099
1-bedroom 4371 1457 1457 1457
1-bedroom (shared) 2628 876 876 876

*Fall 2018 payment dates are 1st due with contract, September 12th, and October 10th.  Spring 2019 payments are due Dec. 5, Feb. 6 and March 6.


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 2018/Spring 2019 is $3609, which is about $902 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, $3609 per semester.  Hillegass Parker also has larger single rooms which cost $4,239 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 17, 2018  and ends on Saturday, December 15, 2018.  The Spring contract period begins on Friday, January 18, 2019 and ends on Friday, May 24, 2019. The first payment for Fall will be due with the return of the contract. The remaining payments for Fall 2018 will be due Wednesday, September 12, 2018 and Wednesday, October 10, 2018. The payments for Spring 2018 are due Wednesday, December 5, 2018 (for current members) and Wednesday, February 6, 2019 and Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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.