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Welcome to the Net Price Calculator


Welcome to the University of Virginia Net Price Calculator! We're pleased to see that you are beginning to explore how to plan and pay for your college education.  By using the net price calculator, you can find out your eligibility for financial aid from schools to which you plan to apply, and you can better 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!

  • How does it work? The calculator measures the financial strength of your family and uses other information 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 that amount and the estimated cost of attendance for that school.


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 First Year student attending school full-time in the academic year indicated. It is a tool which we hope will give you a clearer picture of options and opportunities so you can make more informed decisions about your college options.

As you use the calculator, please remember:

  1. This is not an application for admission to the University of Virginia or an application for need-based financial aid.
  2. The results will only be as reliable as the data you provide.
  3. The School of Nursing, the McIntire School of Commerce, the School of Engineering, the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and the Architecture School each have a different tuition and fee structure that this calculator does not reflect.  You can find the Cost of Attendance for each school at This calculator uses the tuition and fee amounts for the 17-18 academic year.
  4. The net price calculator will only give you an estimate of your net price and aid eligibility. Student Financial Services has the final word on your financial aid award and will conduct a complete verification of the data you supply before offering an official financial aid award.
  5. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS/PROFILE (completed at the College Board website) as soon as possible after October 1 of the year prior to the year you plan to attend college but prior to the published deadline for applying for state and University funds.  For 2018-2019, the deadline to be eligible for 100% funding of financial need to be met with loans, work study and grants is March 1 for entering and returning students. Other dates may apply for other populations. Please see for the actual deadline dates.

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.

To apply for undergraduate admission to the University of Virginia, click here.

  • 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.