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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$27,898 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$13,868 tuition
$11,230 on campus room & board
$1,840 books and supplies
$960 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$35,904 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$21,874 tuition
$11,230 on campus room & board
$1,840 books and supplies
$960 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,631 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
87% of students receive aid
34% get federal aid ($4,642 avg)
35% get state aid ($3,587 avg)
43% get institn'l aid ($3,631 avg)
75% get loans ($7,775 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 1.36% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.34% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,144 62%
Federal Grant Aid $4,642 34%
Pell Grants $4,237 33%
Other Federal Grants $1,612 10%
Institution Grant Aid $3,631 43%
State Grant Aid $3,587 35%
Student Loans $7,775 75%
Federal Loans $5,608 74%
Other Loans $12,589 13%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
Tulpehocken Road
Reading, PA 19610-1016
(610) 396-6000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $578
Out of State $911


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Felicia from Philadelphia, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Every day I feel like I'm getting my money's worth. The professors are amazing, there are counseling services, writing and learning centers, tutoring and other very helpful resources covered in your tuition, and the campus itself is just beautiful!

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  • 3
  • Laura
  • I am a past student here

    Tuition is about 14,866 a year for in-state students as of 2015. There are some scholarships available on campus but not generally for first year students. Definitely apply to some external funding if you can find it. In recurring years you can fill out a scholarship application that the financial aid office emails out to see if you qualify for institutional scholarships.

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  • 5
  • Olivia from Cherry Hill, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    Glow Bowling is free to all Penn State Berks students. Berks Movie Night is only $3.00 to see a recently released film. Mama's Pizza around the corner from campus offers discounts to students and you can pay with LionsCash (which is like your ID being a debit card).

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  • 5
  • Morgantown, PA
  • I am a current student here

    I think Penn State Berks is great concerning tuition prices as long as you don't live on campus. It's quality professors giving you a quality education in a great environment and it's really not that expensive.

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  • 2
  • Alexis from Lancaster, PA
  • I am a past student here

    To tell the truth I don't think most colleges are worth the money. This one included. To much money for so-so classes that don't even relate to my major, with little to no extra funding from scholarships. Plus there are a lot of extra fees to pay for things you might not even participate in.

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