Earlham recognizes that consideration of costs is a key factor in a student’s college search and final decision-making process. We offer this Net Price Calculator (NPC) to help students and their families determine their own level of investment in an excellent liberal arts college recognized for its teaching excellence, preparation of it students for graduate school and its commitment to global education.
We ask families to recognize that not all of the information that Earlham uses to determine a student’s aid award can be incorporated into the NPC. For example, the quality of a student’s essay, personal references, final high school cumulative grade point average and class rank, the classes that a student completes in high school, an admissions interview, etc., are not used in calculating NPC aid estimates. For that reason we remind you that the NPC is only an estimate based on the data the user provides and the inherent limitations of the NPC.
We encourage you to consider the following as you begin the process of determining your first-year costs at Earlham:
- The Earlham NPC provides only an estimate of need-based aid. Financial assistance based on academic achievement or other factors is not included. For information about Earlham’s merit and other non-need-based awards please contact the Office of Admissions.
- Earlham expects all students to contribute at least $1,000 each year toward their education at the College.
- All prospective students applying for need-based aid must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 of the year they intend to enroll. Please refer to the Earlham Financial Aid Calendar link for other important dates.
- All students offered admission to the College and who are applying for need-based financial aid will have access to the Earlham student on-line portal (theheart) where they can find information on missing documents from their financial aid file, view their financial aid award, and find other important financial aid information.
- Accurate information provided by the NPC user will result in a more precise net price and financial aid estimate. Recent tax returns, W-2s, bank statements, and paycheck stubs will assist you in this process.
- Student loans that appear for the user on the NPC are federal student loans and may be either subsidized or unsubsidized. A student may accept or decline any student loan on her/his actual financial aid package.
- A Parent Loan that appears on the NPC is a Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students. The amount shown is the estimated maximum that a parent may borrow. (Parents can choose to borrow less or to not borrow under this program.)
We want to emphasize that the NPC is, at best, an estimate of a student’s aid eligibility. Students must be admitted to the College, complete the FAFSA for the appropriate year, and supply any additional aid application materials requested by the College to receive an actual financial aid package.
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