Welcome

Welcome to Bucknell University's Net Price Calculator. We're happy you are beginning to explore how to plan and pay for your college education. Using the net price calculator, you can get an idea of the financial aid possibilities at Bucknell and estimate your out-of-pocket expenses.

Colleges have vastly different resources and financial aid policies, so your "net price" will vary from institution to institution. Also, since Bucknell has a very limited amount of academic merit aid and our recipient selection involves a comprehensive and holistic individual review, the process is extremely competitive and is outside the scope of this calculator. For more information regarding our need-based and merit-based programs, please visit www.bucknell.edu.

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 College Board account, so you can use it again and again to calculate your net price at other colleges of interest.

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    How does it work? The calculator takes into consideration the figures you provide to give you an idea of financial aid that might be available to you. Your "net price" is the difference between that amount and the cost of attendance. This net price will be reduced even more when you subtract any loans and work for which you are eligible.

This calculator is meant to help you plan your educational college financing and, although non-binding, is based on the information you provide. It is intended for full-time, first-time domestic freshmen who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. It is designed to give you an early indication of financial aid for which you might qualify, but it is not an application and is not binding in any way. We hope this tool will give you an early picture of options and opportunities so you can make more informed decisions about your college choices and gather more information.

As you use the Net Price Calculator, please remember:

  1. It is NOT an application for financial aid, nor is it in any way connected to your chances of admission.
  2. It will only give you an idea of your net price and aid eligibility. To actually apply for financial aid, Bucknell's Office of Financial Aid requires you to complete the CSS PROFILE at https://profileonline.collegeboard.com. If you are admitted, we will perform a thorough analysis of the information you reported on the CSS PROFILE, and we will notify you of any aid eligibility you may have. Until such time, you will not have an official financial aid package. To see Bucknell's checklist of required financial aid documents, please visit www.bucknell.edu.
  3. It cannot take into consideration all of the complicated aspects of families' financial situations such as separation or divorce, non-custodial parents, self-employment, large income losses or gains, capital gains, unemployment, severance, overtime, negative adjusted gross income, or other such circumstances. Please be aware that those items will not result in appropriate or accurate figures for our NPC because the calculator is not designed to handle such complexities. If you do officially apply for financial aid, your parents would need to add any detailed explanations regarding special income circumstances to the CSS PROFILE.
  4. At Bucknell, we use our own methodology to determine institutional need-based aid eligibility. We use federal methodology as a guide, but please be aware that we do not use the federal EFC numbers, and we are not able to meet federal need levels.

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.