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Welcome to the Net Price Calculator

Welcome to the Net Price Calculator!

Using the Net Price Calculator, you can find out your eligibility for financial aid from schools you may choose to apply to, and estimate your out-of-pocket expenses.

It’s important to note that:

  • Your Net Price Calculator submissions are anonymous. Carnegie Mellon does not collect, store or analyze any data you enter in the calculator.
  • The Net Price Calculator is for educational purposes only and is not a reflection of a potential Carnegie Mellon financial aid award.
  • The Net Price Calculator uses historical data to project your eligibility. It does not account for future changes in financial aid policies or practice.
  • These calculations only take into account the income and assets of the custodial parent's household. Carnegie Mellon believes that non-custodial parents have a responsibility to contribute to their child's educational expenses. In cases of divorce or separation, the net price for your family may be higher.
  • The results will only be as reliable as the data you provide.
  • Colleges have different resources and financial aid policies, so your "net price" will vary from institution to institution.
  • Policies regarding special circumstance consideration may also vary from institution to institution.
  • If you would like a detailed, official financial aid estimate from Carnegie Mellon, please complete our Financial Aid Estimator.

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 to signing in is that the information you enter will be saved in your account, so you can use it again to calculate your net price at other colleges of interest. (It might be helpful to have recent tax forms or pay stubs on hand before you begin.)

  • What does the Net Price tool calculate? The calculator measures the financial strength of your family and uses other facts you provide to estimate the amount of grants and other need-based financial aid that could be available to you. Your "net price" is the difference between that amount and the cost of attendance.

By completing the Net Price Calculator, I acknowledge that the estimate provided using this calculator does not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance, or a final net price; it is an estimate based on cost of attendance and financial aid provided to students in a previous year. Cost of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year. The estimates shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, the institution of higher education, or the State. 

  • 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.