Welcome

Welcome to the Net Price Calculator! You've come to the right place. We're happy you are beginning to explore how to plan and pay for your college education. We will help you every step of the way. Using the net price calculator, you can find out your estimated eligibility for need-based financial aid, estimate your college expenses, and learn how much may be expected from you and your family. Younger students and their parents can also use this tool to plan for college costs in the future.

Colleges have different resources and financial aid policies, so your "net price" will vary from institution to institution.

When you're ready to begin, you can sign in with your College Board user name and password or use the calculator as a guest. The advantage of signing in is that the information you enter will be saved in your account, so you can use it again and again to calculate your net price at other colleges of interest. Good luck!

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    How does it work? The calculator measures the financial strength of your family and uses other facts you provide to estimate the amount of grants, scholarships and other financial aid that is likely to be available to you. Your "net price" is the difference between that amount and the cost of attendance.

The calculator is designed to give you an early indication of how much and what types of financial aid you might qualify for if you were a first-year college student from the United States attending Bates in the 2013-2014 academic year.

As you use the calculator, please remember:

  1. This is not an application for admission or financial aid.
  2. The results will only be as reliable as the data you provide.
  3. The net price calculator will only give you an estimate of your net price and eligibility based on financial aid policies for the 2013-2014 academic year.  These policies may change and may affect the estimated family contribution and award at the time of admission.
  4. Student Financial Services has the final word on your financial aid award.
  5. The calculator works best when income is derived primarily from wages rather than self-employment or business income.
  6. Divorced or separated parents can complete the Net Price Calculator separately to estimate household family contributions that will be added together.
  7. To apply for financial aid, you will need to complete the College Board PROFILE when you apply for admission.  You will also need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and provide copies of family federal income tax returns and W-2 forms. 

Completing the calculator should take no more than 20 minutes of your time. You will need to answer some basic questions about your parents' financial situation so it might be helpful to have recent tax forms or pay stubs on hand before you begin.

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    READY TO MOVE FORWARD? Sign in with your College Board user name and password, sign up for a College Board account, or enter as a guest.