Thu Apr 24 13:06:32 EDT 2014

Welcome

Columbia College Chicago is pleased to partner with the CollegeBoard to offer our prospective undergraduate students a Net Price Calculator. 

The Net Price Calculator is here to assist you in financially planning for your college education by giving you an early indication of what types of financial aid and/or scholarships you might qualify for as a Columbia College student.

The calculator will ask you questions about your personal finances in order to provide a sample of the kind of grants, scholarships and loans you may be eligible to receive once you have applied for admission and for financial aid.

It is very important to note that before you get started that the calculator is not an application for financial aid or admission and the information you enter here will not be transmitted to Columbia College Chicago in any way.  If you wish to apply for admission and/or financial aid before completing the calculator you may do so at this time. 

Important Reminder:  All students must have a completed admission application and have submitted a complete FAFSA no later than February 1 for Fall enrollment scholarship consideration.

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    If you are ready, let's get started…

    Step 1

    Completing the calculator should take no more than 20 minutes of your time but you will need to answer some basic financial questions about you and your parent/spouse. So it might be helpful to gather a copy of your and/or your parents/spouse most recent tax returns or any financial documentation regarding income hand before you begin.

    Step 2

    Before you get started we recommend you watch our video that explains just how college costs and financial aid works. This will help you better understand the report you will receive when you complete the calculator.

    Step 3

    Remember to view the Next Steps section and follow those instructions carefully if you wish to attend and received consideration for scholarships and financial aid as a future Columbia College Chicago student.

How do I Sign In?

Signing in allow you to save your entered data in a collegeboard.com account, so you can use it again and again to calculate your net price at other colleges of interest.  If you do not have a collegeboard.com account, you may go to their website www.collegeboard.com and sign up for one before you begin.  The staff at the CollegeBoard can also assist you with technical questions about the calculator if you have any problems. 

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