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Welcome to Bentley University’s Net Price Calculator!  The calculator is designed to give you an early estimate of your eligibility for grants and/or scholarships if you are accepted to Bentley.  We understand that paying for college is an important commitment.  That is why the staff of the Bentley Office of Financial Assistance is ready to work closely with you to identify all your financial aid opportunities.  We know that every student’s financial situation is different.  Each family’s financial resources are, too.  We’ve developed this net price calculator with much thought and care, based on the experiences of our current first-year students.  We hope that the information you find here will be useful to you as you navigate the college admission process. 

As you use the calculator, please remember:

  • This calculator is designed for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents who will be first-time freshman students.
  • This calculator is based on Bentley financial aid policies for the 2013-14 academic year and may differ from the actual policies used to determine your eligibility.
  • The calculator is best suited for families who earn a majority of their income through wages.  If your parents are self-employed you may find that the estimates are less accurate.
  • The calculator is not designed to calculate contributions if your biological parents are divorced or separated.  We recommend that you complete the calculation for each parent and combine the results since we will require both the custodial and non-custodial parents to provide information on your application for financial assistance.
  • Bentley University believes that parents have the responsibility to provide information and participate in the financial aid process.  Therefore, you should include information about your parents, even if you are considered to be an independent student according to federal guidelines.
  • This is not an application for financial assistance.  You must submit the FAFSA in order to be considered for federal assistance and the CSS Profile in order to be considered for institutionally funded assistance.  Additional supporting documentation may also be required.  For instructions and deadlines please visit our website.
  • The results will only be as reliable as the data you provide.  We realize that you might not have actual 2013 income information at the time you are using this calculator.  In that case, please provide your best estimates of income and assets. 
  • The net price calculator will only give you an estimate of your net price and aid eligibility. The Office of Financial Assistance will make the final determination of your financial aid award.
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    Completing the calculator should take approximately 20 minutes. 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.

Even if you're not going to college in the near future, the net price calculator will still be helpful. Younger students and their parents can use this tool to learn about college costs and receive early financial aid information.

Colleges have different resources and financial aid policies, so your "net price" will vary from institution to institution. Also, special circumstances are considered by financial aid offices on a case-by-case basis. If your situation is unusual, you may want to contact the financial aid office at the colleges to which you are applying.

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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