Welcome

Welcome to the Colby-Sawyer College Net Price Calculator! 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 the average awards for students with similar financial circumstances to yours and you can then estimate your out-of-pocket expenses. Rather than shy away from applying to colleges that seem to be out of your price range, results from the net price calculator will show you how affordable those institutions may be.

Keep in mind that scholarships and the Early Action Admission Program at Colby-Sawyer have the potential to increase your award beyond what is represented in the net price calculator.

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 admitted.

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 college freshman attending school full-time in the academic year indicated.


As you use the calculator, please remember:

  1. Early Action applicants, Merit Award recipients, and Honors Program students receive higher than the average awards represented in the net price calculator.
  2. Families with special circumstances that are not considered in the net price calculator questions should contact the financial aid office for a better understanding of their aid options.
  3. This is not an application for admission or financial aid.
  4. The results will only be as reliable as the data you provide.  Please use accurate income information.
  5. The net price calculator will only give you an estimate of your net price and aid eligibility based on average awards from the past. The financial aid office has the final word on your financial aid award.
  6. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1 of the year you plan to attend college.

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.