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.

2014-15 College Expenses
(two semesters, 15 credits each semester)

Item Berks County Resident
Independent
Berks County Resident
Dependent
Direct Costs    
Tuition and Fees $4,950 $4,950
Estimate Books and Supplies $1,800 $1,800
Direct Total $6,750 $6,750
 
Indirect Personal Costs *    
Estimated Transportation $5,000 $5,000
Estimated Room and Board $10,800 $7,200
Item Out of County Resident
Independent
Out of County Resident
Dependent
Direct Costs    
Tuition and Fees $8,520 $8,520
Estimate Books and Supplies $1,800 $1,800
Direct Total $10,320 $10,320
 
Indirect Personal Costs *    
Estimated Transportation $5,000 $5,000
Estimated Room and Board $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.