Net Price Calculator
While cost is not a sole factor in the college decision, it can be a major component. Therefore, the University of Cincinnati provides an online program to help families understand the net price for a college education after basic financial aid has been applied.
The Net Price Calculator is most beneficial to students who plan to be full-time, first-time, degree-seeking undergraduates who will complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The calculator gives you a very general sense of what basic aid sources (such as student loans and Federal Pell Grant) would be available to you based on the data you provide.
Because of their unique eligibility criteria, some specialiazed, limited need-based grants and scholarships cannot be estimated via this calculator.
The Student Financial Aid Office recognizes the calculator can begin your college planning process. We are available to assist you. While online calculations give an indication of costs and aid eligibility, your individual circumstances and the timing of your application may result in a very different financial aid award package.
- Because some aid programs are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon after October 1 of each year as possible for priority consideration for limited funding sources.
- Incoming freshmen seeking UC scholarship assistance should have their complete admission application (including transcript and test scores) submitted by December 1 of their senior year.
Current tuition figures are detailed for students.
While the Net Price Calculator can give you an overall picture and account for basic aid programs based on information you provide, your specific costs and financial aid award will be determined each year you are in college based on your completion of the FAFSA.
The Net Price Calculator will give you UC-specific costs as well as federal, state, and institutional aid information to help in your college preparedness. The U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid Estimator is also available as a resource as you seek to understand the federal aid eligibility and prepare for college costs.
Additionally, the U.S. Department of Education hosts a College Navigator website to allow students to view similar information about all colleges and universities to help students and families in their comparison of options.