Net Price Calculator
Answer each question in the form below and click 'Calculate' to see a break down of costs, financial aid awards, and net price for your chosen college.



What's an EFC?
Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is a measure of your family's financial strength and is calculated according to a formula established by law. Your family's taxed and untaxed income, assets, and benefits (such as unemployment or Social Security) are all considered in the formula. Also considered are your family size and the number of family members who will attend college during the year. The information you report on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to calculate your EFC. Schools use the EFC to determine your federal student aid eligibility and financial aid award.
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Financial Aid Awards Explained

Federal Pell Grant: Federal Pell Grants are awarded to eligible undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. Eligibility is primarily based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the Student Aid Report (SAR), but is also affected by enrollment status. A minimum of 12 credit hours each semester is required to receive full eligibility, with pro-rated awards going to students with less than 12 credit hours. Eligible students will be awarded once the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and any required documentation have been received.

FSEOG (Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant): FSEOG is for undergraduate Federal Pell Grant recipients with exceptional financial need (i.e., students with the lowest EFCs). Students may receive from $100 to $4,000 a year depending on eligibility, funding level, and the date of application. Eligible students will be awarded once the FAFSA and any required documentation have been received on a first-come, first-served basis until funds have been exhausted.

COMA (Commonwealth Grant): COMA is a state-funded grant that provides assistance to undergraduate Virginia residents who demonstrate financial need. Award amounts cannot exceed tuition and fees per academic year. A minimum of 6 credit hours is required each semester in order to receive COMA.

VGAP (Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program): VGAP awards range from $500 up to tuition, fees and books available to undergraduate Virginia residents who graduated from high school with at least a 2.5 grade point average. VGAP also has specific renewal requirements:
  • *Completion of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and continued demonstration of financial need
  • *Continued enrollment in a program leading to a degree, certificate, or diploma
  • *Continued domiciliary residency in Virginia
  • *Academic achievement of at least 2.0 cumulative grade point average
  • *Maintain full-time status (at least 12 hours) each semester of the academic year
  • *Maintain continuous enrollment (not counting summer sessions)
  • *Maintain satisfactory academic progress standards
  • *Advance class levels upon completion of each year of award received (VGAP is restricted to no more than one year - 12 months - per class level - FR, SO for 2-year institutions)
Eligible students who have already been awarded other aid which does not include VGAP and meet the above criteria are advised to contact the College to be considered for VGAP.

VCCS Grant: The VCCS Grant provides assistance to Virginia residents at Virginia's Community Colleges who demonstrate financial need. Award amounts cannot exceed tuition, fees, and books per academic year. This grant may not be awarded as part of the initial aid package. It may be awarded during the repackaging process that takes place after the end of the add/drop period where aid is based on actual enrollment.
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This calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance - including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses - minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year. The Average percentage of full-time, first-time degree/certificate seeking undergraduate students who received any grant or scholarship aid in the most recently completed year was 4.35%.

The estimate provided using this calculator does not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance, or a final net price; it is an estimate based on cost of attendance and financial aid provided to students in a previous year. Cost of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year. The estimates shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, the institution of higher education, or the State.

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes Federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance. For more information on applying for Federal student aid, go to