What is a Net Price Calculator?
The Net Price Calculator provides an estimate of your eligibility for financial aid. If your family finances are more complex, the estimate may be less accurate, and you may find it helpful to contact the Financial Aid Office.
How to Get Started
We are happy that you are beginning to plan for how to pay for your college education. Using the Wake Forest Net Price Calculator, you can estimate your eligibility for financial aid and out-of-pocket expenses. Rather than shy away from applying due to perceived costs, use the results from the net price calculator to make informed decisions about college affordability.
If your parents are separated, divorced or were never married and are living apart, answer the questions with information about your noncustodial parent. Your noncustodial parent is the parent with whom you lived less of the time. If your noncustodial parent has remarried, exclude your step-parent’s information. After completing the calculator using your noncustodial parent’s information, note the noncustodial parent’s expected parent contribution. Complete the calculator again, using your custodial parent’s information. Your custodial parent is the parent with whom you lived most of the time. If your custodial parent has remarried, exclude your step-parent’s income information. When prompted for the question, “How much support will your noncustodial parent contribute to your first year of college education,” report the amount of the noncustodial parent’s expected contribution. Failure to include the noncustodial parent’s contribution may result in an inaccurate net price calculation.
Siblings in graduate or professional school are not counted as in college for purposes of determining eligibility for institutional need-based funds, pursuant to the Institutional Methodology of need analysis to which Wake Forest adheres. Siblings in graduate or professional school are included for determining eligibility for Federal Student Aid.
If you are a U.S. citizen with parents living and working abroad, the results of the calculator may not be accurate. If you submit a CSS PROFILE as early as October 1 for the subsequent academic year and your parents are living and working abroad, upon request, WFU Student Financial Aid will verify the results of the net price calculator for your family.