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Compare Your Financial Aid Awards

Find out how college aid offers stack up against each other

Your choice of college can be based on many things, including program of study, location, school size, and reputation. All else being equal, what you pay in loans or out of pocket to go to college may be one factor that helps you decide between schools. To compare financial aid offers, enter required information in the table below. Once you click outside a field, the table will automatically calculate totals.

  1. Enter the school name and cost of attendance figures for each college. Visit your school's financial aid website to find its cost of attendance, or contact the financial aid office.
  2. Review your award letters and enter financial aid award amounts, including gift aid (scholarships and grants) and aid you'll have to repay or work to earn (loans and work-study).
School Name
Cost of Attendance
Tuition/Fees $ $ $ $
Room and Board $ $ $ $
Books and Supplies $ $ $ $
Travel $ $ $ $
Personal Expenses $ $ $ $
Total COA $ $ $ $
Financial Aid
Scholarships (Gift Aid) $ $ $ $
Grants (Gift Aid) $ $ $ $
Federal Work-Study (Aid to Work) $ $ $ $
Federal Perkins Loans (Aid to Repay) $ $ $ $
Federal Direct Loans (Aid to Repay) $ $ $ $
Total Gift Aid — Aid You Won't Have to Repay $ $ $ $
Work Study — Aid You Will Have to Work to Earn $ $ $ $
Total Federal Loans — Money You and/or Your Parents Will Have to Repay $ $ $ $
Total Financial Aid $ $ $ $
Cost Left Over — Cost of Attendance Not Covered by Financial Aid (You and/or Your Parents Will Have to Pay Out of Pocket) $ $ $ $
% of Cost of Attendance You Will Have to Pay With Loans Or Out of Pocket % % % %

 

 



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