Lesson:Net Price Calculator. All U.S. colleges and universities state accepting federal funds are required to provide a Net Price Calculator on their website. However, some colleges do not host their own Net Price Calculator and provide a link to another website, typically the U.S. Department of Education’s Net Price Calculator Center or to the College Board:

  • Some colleges provide a Net Price Calculator on their website, while other colleges utilize other websites:
  • If you are still unable to identify the net price calculator for a school of interest, perform an Internet search on the term “College Name + Net Price Calculator.”
  • Complete the Net Price Calculator: Answer each of the questions based on your personal background, family circumstances, and financial resources. Answer all questions and provide estimates when necessary. The following amounts will be calculated:
    • Estimated tuition and fees
    • Estimated room and board charges
    • Estimated costs of books and supplies
    • Estimated other expenses (e.g., transportation, personal expenses)
    • Estimated grant aid
    • Estimated Federal sources of financial aid (i.e., Pell Grant, Work Study, and federal student loans)
    • Complete the “Form – Net Price Calculator” provided with this activity.
  • Complete the ‘Net Price Calculator’ form by hand
    • To transfer your handwritten information onto the form, click here for the form
    • May a copy and share the form back to us
    • Complete a column for each of your schools