Welcome to Colgate University's Net Price Calculator! By using this calculator, you can find out your eligibility for financial aid and estimate your out-of-pocket expenses. Rather than shy away from applying due to perceived costs, use the results from the net price calculator to make an informed decision about college affordability.
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. You can create "what if" scenarios based on expected family income and anticipated expenses, and start to plan and save well before applying to college.
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 student attending school full-time in the academic year indicated. It is a tool which we hope will give you a clear picture of options and opportunities so you can make more informed decisions about your college choices.
As you use the calculator, please remember:
- This is not an application for admission or financial aid.
- The results will only be as reliable as the data you provide.
- The net price calculator will only give you an estimate of your net price and aid eligibility. The financial aid office has the final word on your financial aid award.
- If your parents are separated or divorced, you should complete a separate calculation for each parent. If your noncustodial parent has remarried, then the contribution from income for the noncustodial parent will be prorated, and the contribution from assets will be halved.
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; it will be helpful to have recent tax forms or pay stubs on hand before you begin.