Compare Financial Aid

School Name

Estimated Cost of College

Cost of Attendance
Reported by the school for the academic year.

The cost of attendance numbers shown are reported by the school from the previous academic year. If you have received an award letter from this school with updated cost of attendance amounts, simply adjust the numbers below.

  • Tuition & Fees
  • Room & Board
  • Books & Supplies
  • Other Expenses


Grants & Scholarships
Gift financial aid you are NOT required to pay back.

  • Scholarships
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Other Grants

Net Cost to You
What you actually pay out-of-pocket for college.

Borrowed Money

Student Loan Options
Self-help financial aid you are required to pay back.

  • Direct Subsidized Loan
  • Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Total Borrowed Money
Total amount of student loans and other contributions to pay for school.

Earned Money

Work Study Program
Self-help financial aid earned through work.

  • Federal Work-Study

Other Contributions
Out-of-pocket money contributed towards the cost of attendance.

  • Student Contribution
  • Parent/Family Contribution

Total Earned Money
Total amount of money earned through work-study and other contributions.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Total Financial Aid Awarded

The total amount of free and borrowed money used to help cover the cost of attendance.

Free vs. Borrowed Money

Amount of gifted money (free) vs. amount you are required to pay back (borrowed).

Relative Cost of Attendance

Visualize how the cost of attendance is divided into smaller categories and what the relationship of each part has on the total amount.

  • Gap
  • Grants & Scholarships
  • Work-Study
  • Loan Options
  • Other Contributions

Financial Gap
The remaining cost of attendance that is not covered by financial aid.