WVU Net Price Calculator
- What is the Net Price Calculator?
- What information do I need to use the NPC?
- Why are these estimated and not actual costs?
- In addition to costs, what financial aid eligibility is calculated?
- How can I calculate my institutional scholarship eligibility?
What Is the Net Price Calculator?
The Net Price Calculator (NPC) is a tool used to estimate the cost of attendance and federal aid eligibility for domestic, first-time freshmen. Estimated cost of attendance is the total amount it may cost to go to school. It is composed of all educational expenses that you may accrue while pursuing your education, including both direct costs like tuition payments and indirect potential costs like transportation and rent. Visit our Estimate Costs & Aid page for more information on what cost of attendance means.
Students attending any of WVU's campuses - WVU Morgantown, WVU Potomac State College in Keyser, or WVU Institute of Technology in Beckley - may use the calculator. The calculator estimated costs for the 2021-2022 cycle based on tuition, fees, room, and board costs for the current 2020-2021 academic year.
What Information Do I Need to Use the NPC?
When using the calculator, you will be asked to submit information such as your state of residency, anticipated major, and high school graduation year. Academic information (overall GPA and test scores) is also requested and encouraged for the most accurate estimate but is not required to receive your estimate.
You will also be asked if you are able to provide your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which you receive after you submit your 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your EFC is located on the Student Aid Report (SAR) you receive after submitting your FAFSA.
Why Are These Estimated and Not Actual Costs?
Actual institutional fees such as tuition are approved by the WVU Board of Governors - usually finalized in summer for the new, upcoming academic year that begins in the fall. So, costs are often not finalized until a few months before the fall semester begins.
In addition, direct costs can be impacted by changes that students make on their account, such as changes to their campus, major, residency, enrollment, or choices they make for on-campus housing or dining plans.
Indirect costs provided in the NPC are averages based on what students commonly spend. Indirect costs are educational expenses a student may have that are usually not billed by the University, such as books, transportation, and personal expenses. These costs can also be impacted by choices made by students, such as choosing to buy used versus new books versus renting books. For indirect costs, we recommend that students develop their own budget based on their actual expenses.
In Addition to Costs, What Financial Aid Eligibility Is Calculated?
If you are a resident of West Virginia, the NPC will also estimate potential eligibility for the two most common WV state financial aid programs - the Promise Scholarship and the WV Higher Education Grant. Please note that the Promise Scholarship requires a separate application (due March 1, 2021 for the 2021-2022 aid year), and applicants must also submit their FAFSA by March 1, 2021 to be considered. The WV Higher Education Grant requires submission of the FAFSA by April 15, 2021.
How Can I Calculate My Institutional Scholarship Eligibility?
The NPC does not estimate institutional scholarship eligibility - only federal aid. However, incoming first-time freshmen and first-time transfer students may use their applicable scholarship calculator below to estimate potential merit offers. The scholarship calculators will estimate institutional scholarship eligibility for students who send test scores (ACT or SAT), as well as test-optional applicants based on high school GPA.