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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$26,052 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$13,338 tuition
$10,116 on campus room & board
$1,696 books and supplies
$902 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$33,114 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$20,400 tuition
$10,116 on campus room & board
$1,696 books and supplies
$902 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,191 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
81% of students receive aid
34% get federal aid ($4,543 avg)
37% get state aid ($3,275 avg)
34% get institn'l aid ($3,191 avg)
70% get loans ($7,987 avg)

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Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $6,910 55%
Federal Grant Aid $4,543 34%
Pell Grants $4,075 34%
Other Federal Grants $1,499 11%
Institution Grant Aid $3,191 34%
State Grant Aid $3,275 37%
Student Loans $7,987 70%
Federal Loans $5,876 69%
Other Loans $11,284 14%

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
(610) 396-6000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $556
Out of State $850


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Laura
  • Jul-07-2015 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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  • Olivia from Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Feb-07-2015 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
  • Jan-29-2014 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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  • Alexis from Lancaster, PA
  • Sep-04-2013 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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  • Sindy from Laureldale, PA
  • Sep-03-2013 I am a current student here

    I understand that some are far more sticky situations than the norm financially speaking, but there is help out there. Make sure you talk to your financial adviser, get to know him or her, they can be of great help to you in sticky situations as well as your academic adviser. No matter how shy you are please seek help if needed, if not needed attending a tutoring writing, math, reading, etc. class will help clear your thoughts on a particular matter of a subject.

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