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Net Price Calculators: 8 Things You Must Know

When students start creating their college list, smart families make sure they use the Net Price Calculator on all possibilities before adding them to the final list. Net Price Calculators (NPC) provide families with the estimated price they will pay after deducting for gift aid. This is called the average net price. Essentially, NPCs provide … Read more

FAQ: What are Net Price Calculators?

Net price calculators (NPC) are a way for students and their families to estimate how much it would cost to attend a specific college. All colleges that accept federal funds are required to provide Net Price Calculators on their websites. The NPC is supposed to provide estimated net price information to current and prospective students … Read more

What’s the difference between average net price and cost of attendance?

The Cost of Attendance (COA) and Average Net Price (which for some reason never gets abbreviated) are actually defined by the government. Basically, the COA is the total cost to attend college for one year, Fall through Spring. This includes tuition, room and board, books and schools supplies, fees, equipment and room materials, and travel … Read more

FAQ: What is college average net price?

In the most general terms, Average Net Price is the price that students actually pay for college as opposed to the “list” price or Total Cost of Attendance. The government defines average net price “by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. … Read more

Find Colleges with the Most Merit Scholarships in 4 Easy Steps

(For those looking for colleges with the most merit scholarships, I’m updating this post. Because I’ve updated the spreadsheet several times since I wrote this post, some of the numbers in the text won’t match the results in the graphics. You can see a video demonstration at the end of the post.)     If you’re … Read more

5 Essential Drew University Facts

Drew University-Private Madison, New Jersey (New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA) 2,244 (1,634 undergraduates) Does College Size Matter?

5 Essential Westminster College PA Facts

Westminster College-PA-Private New Wilmington, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-OH-WV) 1,225 (1,163 undergraduates) Does College Size Matter?