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Welcome to the Net Price Calculator

Welcome to Providence College’s Net Price Calculator.  At every stage of your college planning process, we recognize how important it is for you to have a clear picture of the out-of-pocket cost and financial aid opportunities available to you so you can make a more informed decision about your college choices. 

The Providence College community is focused on creating an intellectual, spiritual, and social environment that prepares young men and women for meaningful lives of professional achievement and service.  If you are not already familiar with the academic programs and opportunities for involvement available to our students, we encourage you to visit to explore how you might join the Providence College community as a future Friar.

There are many financial aid programs offered at Providence College.  Some are based on a student’s academic skills while others are based on a family’s financial ability to contribute to college expenses.  While this calculator is designed to provide you with an indication of your eligibility for need-based financial aid from Providence College, we would also like to outline other opportunities that are available.

In addition to need-based grant assistance, Providence College offers merit scholarships to those applicants who have achieved academic excellence throughout their high school career.

There are two types of merit-based scholarships offered at Providence College:  Liberal Arts Honors Program Scholarships and Academic Scholarships.

  • The Liberal Arts Honor Scholarships are awarded to those students who are invited into the highly selective Liberal Arts Program at Providence College.  Students offered this scholarship are typically at the top of their graduating class and have completed the most rigorous program of study possible during their high school career.  These tuition scholarships range from 45%-80% of tuition.
  • Academic Scholarships, up to $20,000 per year, are available to students who have demonstrated superior academic performance during their entire high school career, but are not selected for inclusion in the Liberal Arts Honors Program.  

As you move through this process, it is important to know that colleges and universities have different application deadlines, resources, and financial aid policies so your “net price” will vary from institution to institution. 

  • How does it work? The calculator measures your family's financial ability to contribute to your education and uses other facts you provide to estimate the amount of grants, scholarships, and other financial aid that is likely to be available to you. Your "net price" is the difference between the amount of financial assistance and the cost of attendance.

The calculator is designed to give you an early indication of how much and what types of need-based financial aid you might qualify for if you were a college freshman attending Providence College as a full-time student for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Using the most accurate information available to you at the time that you complete this calculator is important since the results that you receive will be based on the data that you enter into the calculator.  It is also important to note that 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.

As you use this calculator, please remember:

  • This is not an application for admission or financial aid.  There are separate application materials and published deadlines that you will need to follow (i.e. College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to receive financial aid consideration.
  • The results that you will receive will be only as reliable as the data that you provide.
  • The net price calculator will only give you an estimate of your net price and aid eligibility. The financial aid award may vary based on Providence College financial aid policies at the time of admission.
  • This calculator works best for families who earn most of their income from wages (as reflected on your W2).  For families who are self-employed and/or have interest in a farm, business, partnership, or corporation, you may find that the results from this calculator are less accurate.
  • If parents are divorced or separated, the calculator should be completed using the information of the custodial parent and step-parent; if applicable.  Non-custodial parent information is not collected.
  • Students already attending Providence College, International students or applicants who are looking to transfer to Providence College, should contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information and should not use this calculator to determine an estimated financial aid award.
  • Completing the calculator should take no more than 20 minutes of your time.  It might be helpful for you to gather your most recent taxes, bank statements, etc. which will assist you in completing this calculator.

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!


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