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Welcome to the Net Price Calculator

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 assesses the financial situation of your family using the information you provide and then estimated the amounts of grants, scholarships and other financial aid that is likely to be available to you.  Your "net price" is the difference between the Cost of Attendance and the estimated amounts of grants and scholarships.

Sweet Briar's calculator is designed to give you an indication of how much and what types of financial aid you might qualify for if you were a college freshman attending Sweet Briar College full-time.  As you use this tool, keep in mind there are many factors that go into assessing the estimated price you receive, and each school assesses financial aid eligibility differently.

 What you Need to know about Sweet Briar's Calculator

  • 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 only provides an estimate of your net price and eligiblity for financial aid.  Sweet Briar's Financial Aid Office will determine the final aid award based on your actual financial aid application.
  • You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1, 2017 using your 2016 tax year information.

  • 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.