Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Pennsylvania College of Technology tuition is $14,250 per year for in-state residents. This is 98% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,203. The cost is 48% cheaper than the average Pennsylvania tuition of $27,215 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 43rd in Pennsylvania amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 87th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $21,390 which represents a 50% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $2,490 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $16,740.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $11,544 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Williamsport should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,400.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,468 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,468 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Pennsylvania residents to go to Penn College is $33,152 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Pennsylvania residence can expect a one year cost of $40,292.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Pennsylvania College of Technology and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Pennsylvania College of Technology
Estimated Budgets
Pennsylvania Resident Total Budget $33,152
   In-State Tuition$14,250
   Other Fees$2,490
   Room and Board$11,544
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,468
   Books and Supplies$1,400
Non-Resident Total Budget $40,292
   Out-of-State Tuition$21,390
   Other Fees$2,490
   Room and Board$11,544
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,468
   Books and Supplies$1,400


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $33,152 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Penn College net price for in-state students is $21,006* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

85% of Pennsylvania College of Technology students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,027. 38 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $3,907. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Pennsylvania College of Technology, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Pennsylvania College of Technology
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$21,006*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid85%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,027
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants38%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,907

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$20,046
$30,001 to $48,000$19,502
$48,001 to $75,000$22,326
$75,001 to $110,000$25,934

Average Financial Aid Mix - $33,152 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $33,152. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 17% - $5,027

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Pennsylvania College of Technology or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 18% - $5,312

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 65% -  $19,345

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Penn College is $132,608 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $18,810 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $75,240**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $165,760 or $94,050 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition Per Semester$7,125
Pennsylvania Resident Total Cost Per Semester$16,576
Non-Pennsylvania Resident Tuition Per Semester$10,695
Non-Pennsylvania Resident Total Cost Per Semester$20,146

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Pennsylvania College of Technology are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Pennsylvania College of Technology
Price per credit hour for Pennsylvania residents$475
Cost for one class for Pennsylvania residents (3 credit hours)$1,425
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$713
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$2,139
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,852


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 68% of Pennsylvania College of Technology students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,312.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Pennsylvania College of Technology? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $75,240, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $93,355.59. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 85% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $18,810. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Pennsylvania College of Technology student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Pennsylvania College of Technology Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$777.96
Amount Borrowed$75,240.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$18,115.59
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$93,355.59

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Penn College? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Pennsylvania College of Technology, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $93,355.59 would be needed to afford a $777.96 monthly payment in the example $75,240.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Pennsylvania College of Technology in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $12,000 to $14,250. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 3.8%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $132,608.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$45,592$182,367
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$58,188$232,752
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $74,264$297,057
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $85,970$343,880

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Pennsylvania College of Technology to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 77 121% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 76 100% costlier
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager Bachelor's Degree 73 53% costlier
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 56 105% costlier
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 51 98% costlier
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 47 96% costlier
Forest Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 40 98% costlier
Health Professions Associate's Degree 38 74% costlier
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other Bachelor's Degree 36 19% costlier
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 36 120% costlier
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 35 123% costlier
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 33 27% costlier
Physician Assistant Bachelor's Degree 30 10% cheaper
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 28 106% costlier
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Bachelor's Degree 25 3% costlier
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology Bachelor's Degree 25 12% costlier
Electrician Associate's Degree 23 127% costlier
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist Associate's Degree 22 125% costlier
Surveying Technology/Surveying Associate's Degree 22 94% costlier
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 22 30% costlier
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 22 90% costlier
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef Associate's Degree 21 64% costlier
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 19 47% costlier
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 19 119% costlier
Occupational Therapist Assistant Associate's Degree 18 100% costlier
Child Care Provider/Assistant Associate's Degree 17 104% costlier
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 16 95% costlier
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 16 18% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 16 86% costlier
Mass Communication/Media Studies Associate's Degree 16 90% costlier
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 16 8% costlier
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 15 114% costlier
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Associate's Degree 14 85% costlier
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Associate's Degree 14 117% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 14 107% costlier
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other Bachelor's Degree 14 28% costlier
Mason/Masonry Associate's Degree 13 148% costlier
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other Bachelor's Degree 13 40% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 12 99% costlier
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 12 123% costlier
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Associate's Degree 12 131% costlier
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Bachelor's Degree 12 61% costlier
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 12 17% costlier
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 11 111% costlier
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 11 107% costlier
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 11 103% costlier
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other Bachelor's Degree 11 16% costlier
Robotics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 87% costlier
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other Associate's Degree 10 102% costlier
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 10 140% costlier
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other Associate's Degree 10 77% costlier
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 9 126% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other Bachelor's Degree 9 20% costlier
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 9 97% costlier
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Associate's Degree 9 123% costlier
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Associate's Degree 9 108% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Associate's Degree 9 75% costlier
Commercial and Advertising Art Associate's Degree 8 99% costlier
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other Bachelor's Degree 7 34% costlier
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 108% costlier
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management Associate's Degree 6 82% costlier
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Associate's Degree 4 104% costlier
Network and System Administration/Administrator Associate's Degree 4 107% costlier
Graphic Communications, General Associate's Degree 4 128% costlier
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology Bachelor's Degree 4 1% costlier
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 79% costlier
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 3 117% costlier
Plant Nursery Operations and Management Associate's Degree 3 65% costlier
Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing Operations Associate's Degree 3 58% costlier
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 2 10% costlier
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 125% costlier
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 2 120% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 105% costlier
Information Technology Associate's Degree 1 109% costlier
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 1 2% cheaper
Printing Management Bachelor's Degree 1 37% costlier


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About Pennsylvania College of Technology

Pennsylvania College of Technology is a four year public college located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.  Full time enrollment is 4,378 and part time is 944.  Pennsylvania College of Technology has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about Pennsylvania College of Technology at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Ave
Williamsport, Pennsylvania

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Pennsylvania College of Technology is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Pennsylvania College of Technology cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=366252 IPEDS survey data.