Cost of Attendance

College expenses are calculated by adding the current rates for tuition and fees, the average cost of books and supplies, and the estimated costs for transportation and living expenses. This forms the "cost of attendance" or the "student budget." The Cost of Attendance (COA) minus the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) determines the student's financial need. These COA components are based on the average expenses for a student's attendance for a full academic year.

2016-17 College Expenses
(two semesters, 15 credits each semester)

Item Berks County Resident
Independent
Berks County Resident
Dependent
Direct Costs    
Tuition and Fees $5,310 $5,310
Estimated Books and Supplies $1,800 $1,800
Direct Total $7,110 $7,110
 
Indirect Personal Costs *    
Estimated Transportation $5,000 $5,000
Estimated Living Expenses $10,800 $7,200
Item Other PA Resident
Independent
Other PA Resident
Dependent
Direct Costs    
Tuition and Fees $9,120 $9,120
Estimated Books and Supplies $1,800 $1,800
Direct Total $10,920 $10,920
 
Indirect Personal Costs *    
Estimated Transportation $5,000 $5,000
Estimated Living Expenses $10,800 $7,200
* Indirect Personal Costs are not costs paid to RACC. These are estimated costs associated with your education as a student and are provided as a tool to help determine your financial need and eligibility.