Reading Area Community College reminds students of the importance of being financially prepared to start classes. The college will enforce a policy for students that fail to complete the necessary financial obligations. Effective immediately students must have the following completed by the first published payment due date or you will be dropped from your registered classes:

  • All paperwork must be complete and filed in the Financial Aid Office.
  • 50% of your balance must be paid either by a Financial Aid award or by payment from you directly or sponsorship through an approved third party payer. If you are sponsored, you must submit a letter from your sponsor, explaining the semester covered and the amount of the tuition and fees that will be paid by your sponsor. If the sponsorship covers multiple semesters, please confirm your intent to register each semester with the Cashier's Office.

Students may register prior to completing the steps above before the first payment due date, however, if you register after the first payment due date, then payment is expected within seven calendar days, but no later than the Wednesday before the start of the semester. Anyone who registers after that date will be required to make payment at the same time.

Students who fail to make their payment in a timely manner may be dropped from their scheduled classes. Students may then re-register once they complete the steps above, but it is very likely that your original class schedule will no longer be available.

It is still the student's responsibility to officially withdraw prior to the first day of the semester in order to receive a full refund of tuition and fees.