Info for Parents Counselors

Planning for College Costs

The Value of a Puget Sound Education

Launch Net Price Calculator

Investing in a Puget Sound education can produce lifelong dividends. Still, we know that many students and families find it daunting to understand college costs and financial aid, especially since the full cost of attendance is not what most Puget Sound students contribute toward their education.

Academic and talent-based merit scholarships and need-based aid can help lower a family's financial responsibilities and Puget Sound's Net Price Calculator can help provide an initial estimate of what exactly that means for your individual financial situation.

By sharing your family’s financial details, you can use the calculator to generate an estimate of possible aid eligibility. Financial aid offers may include grants, work-study, scholarships, and loans from government and institutional sources. The process should take about ten minutes and provides a great way to start a conversation between students and families about financing a Puget Sound education.

Keep in mind that this is intended as a planning tool and not an actual application for financial aid. The calculator does not account for special circumstances and more complicated family financial situations. Costs and award policies are subject to change annually. A student’s scholarship and financial aid information will be made at the time of admission decision, once a candidate has submitted all required materials.