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Reading Area Community College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,720 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,500 tuition
$10,800 off campus room & board
$1,800 books and supplies
$1,620 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$22,650 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,430 tuition
$10,800 off campus room & board
$1,800 books and supplies
$1,620 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,168 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
87% of students receive aid
69% get federal aid ($5,087 avg)
43% get state aid ($1,465 avg)
18% get institn'l aid ($2,168 avg)
35% get loans ($5,033 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Tuition has dropped recently, and we are not sure what it will do next. We decided to play it safe and make our projections equal to our most recent year of data.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $5,211 87%
Federal Grant Aid $5,087 69%
Pell Grants $5,042 69%
Other Federal Grants $446 11%
Institution Grant Aid $2,168 18%
State Grant Aid $1,465 43%
Student Loans $5,033 35%
Federal Loans $5,033 35%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: July 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Reading Area Community College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
10 S Second St
Reading, PA 19603-1706
(610) 372-4721
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $304
Out of State $335


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • s from reading, pa
  • I am a current student here

    the school is greatly priced. i've never had to pay out of pocket for any of my classes. it is pricey for international students though, which is tough on them.

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  • 4
  • Cherylann from Reading, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Take advantage of RACC's Library - or more to the point - the Library Staff. They are absolutely amazing, always willing to assist a student with helping to locate resources for a paper, or any other academic project. They are especially willing to help with genealogy sourcing. The staff gets my vote for helpfulness with a smile (you know it has to be nice when the sign on the door says Interrupt me, I am friendly!)

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  • 5
  • Sam from Reading, PA
  • I am a current student here

    This school offers a very good academic education for a low price. Starting here and then transferring can be one of the smartest thing someone can do instead of paying for the same class at a higher cost at another university.

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  • 4
  • Mallorie from Shillington, PA
  • I am a current student here

    I am really happy I chose this college, I met some great people and I am being challenged academically. You do a lot of the class work on your own, like reading and understanding, but it helps you retain the information better. They expect a lot out of you but it helps you in the end to be better. The teachers really do help you out the best they can with bringing your grades up to be the best they can be.

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  • 4
  • Jason from Birdsboro, PA
  • I am a current student here

    the class sizes are smaller so there is more one on one time with each student. also material isn't just thrown at you during lectures, its explained in detail with examples and process. more importantly the teachers in my opinion seem to care more about each student and his/her progress in the class

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