Average Net Prices

Average net prices are what the college estimates you will have to pay out of pocket based on family income. This data is slightly old, however, so we provided you with a way to estimate current average net prices. The box, Annual Increase, allows for you to to estimate the average net price for the upcoming school year. Typically colleges increase in cost by 3-5% annually, but this is not the case for all schools. It then estimates what the out of pocket expenses for certain income ranges would be for the 2018-2019 school year from the 2015-2016 school year. Note that a college can either be Type 1 or Type 2. Type 1 colleges show average net price for all students either university wide or in the largest program. Type 2 colleges show average net prices for in state students.

This data can be invaluable because it gives you a general sense of how much this college will cost out of pocket. Combine this knowledge with how much you and your family can pay in the College Search Calculator to estimate your total college debt before you apply to these schools!