Welcome

Welcome to the Net Price Calculator! We're happy you are beginning to explore how to plan and pay for your college education.  The net price calculator will help you find out your eligibility for financial aid and estimate your out-of-pocket expenses.

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.

Resources and financial aid policies vary from college to college, so your "net price" may 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.  The CSS Profile, one of our required forms, also allows you to explain any special circumstances. 

When you're ready to begin using the calculator, you can enter as a guest or sign in with your College Board user name and password. 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.

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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 may be available to you. Your net price is the difference between the cost of attendance and any grants and/or scholarships ("free money") that you may be eligible to receive.

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 full time first year undergraduate student 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:

  1. This is not an application for admission or financial aid.
  2. The results are non-binding and will only be as reliable as the data you provide.
  3. The net price calculator will give you an estimate of your net price and aid eligibility.
  4. Full details of all filing requirements and appropriate deadlines for Lafayette are available through our website at finaid.lafayette.edu.

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.