How to Calculate Your Cost of College
Use only one of the three options below to calculate the cost of college depending on the specific cost information you have available.
- View our Cost of College List to see if your college’s costs are listed. Add together the correct Tuition & Fees and Room & Board amounts to get your total cost of college.*
- If your college is not on our list but you have the 2021-2022 costs from the internet or your award letter, use that information.**
- If your college is not on our list and you only have 2020-2021 costs, use that information.**
Please do not use commas when entering your costs.
* If you are commuting from home, do not include the room and board expense. Instead, add $4000 to your Tuition & Fee costs, which is the allowance for commuter expenses. If you are living off campus but not at home, use your college’s room and board expense.
**Use only fees for student activities, health services (not insurance), and technology expense.