Roundup of information and resources for student education success and financial aid.
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Calculate your estimated cost to attend college.
Net price calculators can help prospective students get a better handle on what they will be expected to pay. By entering information about yourself and your family’s financial situation, you can learn what students similar to you paid to attend the institution in the previous year. You can also learn about the types of aid your may qualify for. read more
Go beyond the “sticker price” to estimate your true cost of attendance.
Do not get caught up in the published price of a college.
Concentrate on your net price — the real price you’ll pay for a college.
Net price calculators offer an informed way of deciding which colleges you can afford.
Knowing your net price makes comparing colleges easier.
Knowing your net price can widen your choice of potential colleges.
Colleges with higher sticker prices sometimes offer more financial aid!
What Is a Net Price Calculator?
Your net price is a college’s sticker price for tuition and fees minus the grants, scholarships, and education tax benefits you receive. The net price you pay for a particular college is specific to you because it's based on your personal circumstances and the college’s financial aid policies. Different students get different amounts of gift aid, your net price considers gift aid you might be eligible for and tells you the actual cost you will need to pay yourself. Learn more
Colleges you thought were out of your reach may turn out to be affordable.
This graphic shows that, on average, full-time, first-time students pay just $3,030 for their first year at a public four-year college, even though the average sticker price is $9,139.read more: focus-on-net-price-not-sticker-price
Triple-A progress plan
Your journey to college (or any BIG goal you set for yourself!) can feel overwhelming sometimes. Be brave! Push your comfort zone. Understand risk and possible failure are part of the process. #FindYourWay #NeverGiveUp Success could be right around the next corner!