Paying for College: Net Price Calculators

The biggest mistake that students can make when assessing what type of college they can afford to attend is looking at the sticker price, or full cost of attendance, rather than the net price, which is the difference between the full cost of attendance and any grants and scholarships. The net price calculator was developed to give students a clearer picture of the type of institution they can afford.

All colleges are required to provide net price calculators for prospective students on their websites. With net price calculators, students can explore and estimate how much it will cost their family to attend an individual college based on their family's specific financial circumstances. In other words, the net calculator will evaluate their eligibility for financial aid. We also encourage you to explore each college's financial aid websites for further information.

Links to the Net Price Calculators for all of our college partners are provided below:

Net Price Calculators

Amherst College

Bowdoin College

Brown Univeristy

California Institute of Technology

Carleton College

Claremont McKenna College

Colby College

Colorado College

Columbia University

Dartmouth College

Davidson College

Duke University

Emory University

Grinnell College

Hamilton College

Haverford College

Macalester College

MIT

Northwestern University

Oberlin College

Pomona College

Princeton University

Rice University

Scripps College

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

Tufts University

University of Chicago

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of Southern California

University of Virginia

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

Washington and Lee University

Wellesley College

Wesleyan University

Williams College

Yale University