Welcome to the Net Price Calculator! You've come to the right place. 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 your eligibility for financial aid from schools to which you plan to apply and 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.
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.
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!
The calculator is designed to give you an early indication of Haverford College financial aid you might qualify for if you were a college freshman attending school full-time in the academic year indicated.
You will need to answer some basic questions about parents' financial situation so it might be helpful to have recent tax forms on hand before you begin.
This calculator and the information you provide here is not an application for financial aid or admission. You must apply for Haverford College financial aid using the Profile and the separate procedures at our Financial Aid web page. Haverford College uses the FAFSA only to determine eligibility for federal aid. The Haverford College Admission Office also has separate procedures at our Admission web page. None of the information you enter is made available to or retained by Haverford College. The results are only as reliable as the information you provide. All Haverford College financial aid is solely need-based. There is no Haverford aid provided based on any type of merit.
The Haverford College Financial Aid Office makes the final determination of your aid based on your complete financial aid application at the time new students’ aid decisions are released in December and in April. This calculator is meant to be an indication of the aid you might be eligible to receive based on the information you enter.
As you use this calculator, please remember:
- It is based on costs and policies for the 2015-2016 academic year using 2014 calendar year income (2016-2017 academic year decisions are based on 2015 calendar year income).
- It is for first year, prospective students (and not for current/returning students) living on-campus who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents, and where the student and the parents are U.S. residents. Also, it is for students who are dependent on their parents (i.e. parents' financial data is always required even though the calculator may not ask for their information).
- Single, never married, divorced, or separated parents should complete a separate calculation for each household to estimate the combined contribution which will be used.
- The estimate of aid is most reliable when income consists of wages from W-2’s, and not from self-employment, business, or investment income, and when there are no losses on the tax return.
- Other grant aid you receive will reduce esimated Haverford College grant aid which might be determined by this calculator. Please review our "Meeting Your Financial Need" web page (and click on "Aid for College Sources").
- Starting with the Class of '19 for the 2014-2015 academic year, loans will be added to the packages of those who receive Haverford grant aid. These loan expectations will decrease the amount of Haverford grant dollar for dollar. Please review our "Meeting Your Financial Need" web page.
- Students whose siblings attend undergraduate college programs with costs less than Haverford will have a higher family contribution than that reported on the calculator based on the ratio of costs at the other college(s) versus Haverford.
- See our Paying For College web page for more information on our needs analysis procedures.
- Loss or reduction of income is reviewed on a case by case basis during our normal decision process using your complete financial aid application.