Memo | October 11, 2011

Recommendations and Reasons for Making Net Price Calculators Easy to Use and Find

By October 29, all U.S. colleges must meet a federal requirement to post “net price calculators” on their websites. These calculators can help prospective students and their families gauge college affordability by providing early individualized estimates of what specific colleges will cost them after grants and scholarships. Net price calculators can help students look past “sticker price” and discover that their dream school may be more (or less) affordable than they thought – before it is too late and most of their college decisions have already been made.

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