Welcome to the Net Price Calculator for Goucher College. We are pleased that you are interested in Goucher and welcome the opportunity to assist you through the admission and financial aid process. Our Net Price Calculator is a tool designed to help current and prospective students interested in attending Goucher, learn more about the cost of attendance and receive an estimate of eligibility for financial assistance. It is designed to help you and your family plan for college and provide a starting point to explore how affordable a Goucher education may be.
- The calculator is designed for current and prospective students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
- Your net price will vary from institution to institution according to the financial resources and policies of each institution.
- The net price is an estimate based on cost of attendance, and financial aid policies for the 2013-2014 award year. It also assumes full-time enrollment.
- Designed to reward and encourage our brightest and most talented applicants and to make Goucher a very realistic choice for your education, merit-based scholarships are available. Merit scholarships are based on your academic achievements in high school and your potential to succeed in Goucher’s rigorous academic environment. Therefore, the selection of merit-based scholarship recipients occurs at the time of admission and requires a highly individualized review of each student's application and supporting materials including GPA and SAT/ACT scores. The estimate of merit-based scholarships for the purpose of the net price calculator is a result of your responses to the standard questions.
- For currently enrolled Goucher students, the calculator provides an estimate of need-based aid only. Currently enrolled Goucher students who were awarded merit-based aid at the time of admission continue receiving the same level of merit-based aid for eight semesters provided the student maintains the required grade point average. Therefore, the net price calculation for currently enrolled students with merit-based scholarships may be different than the actual award received in June from the financial aid office.
- In situations where parents are divorced or separated, the net price calculator should be completed with custodial parent information – the parent with whom the student lived the majority of the time for the last year. Include step-parent information if your custodial parent is remarried. Goucher does require non-custodial parent information and will include a non-custodial parent contribution in the determination of your financial aid award.
- If your family has special circumstances, we advise that you contact the financial aid office.
If you are ready to begin, please:
- Plan to spend about 20 minutes to complete the questions. We recommend that you have copies of the most recent tax return and W-2 forms for both you and your parents available when you complete the net price calculator. It will also be helpful to have any records of untaxed income and asset information. Finally the student should have GPA and SAT/ACT scores available.
- Sign in with your College Board user name and password or sign in as a guest. Using your College Board sign in will allow the information to be saved in your account so you can use it to calculate your net price at other colleges.
- Remember that 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 actual financial aid award. Financial aid awards are typically mailed with your offer of admission to Goucher if your financial aid file is complete.
- To apply for financial aid at Goucher, you must complete both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Board CSS PROFILE. The priority filing deadline for Early Decision applicants is December 1, 2011; for Early Action and Regular Decision applicants – February 1, 2012. Note that you cannot file the FAFSA until after January 1, 2013. MD residents must file the FAFSA by March 1, 2013 to be considered for financial assistance from the state.