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How Accurate is the Net Price Calculator?

newyork21newyork21 Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
edited May 2013 in Cornell University
I'm from divorced parents and my mom (my custodial parent) makes around $110,000 and my dad makes less than $60,000. Overall, we are $160,000 in debt because of our house. The net price calculator says that my EFC is $15,000 and that my total cost will end up being $23,000. The calculator claims that it will give me $36,000 in grants. The cost seems a little on the low side compared to what I have read. Is the calculator accurate, or does the financial aid office end up giving less money than they claim on the calculator?
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Replies to: How Accurate is the Net Price Calculator?

  • BreakingGraceBreakingGrace Registered User Posts: 170 Junior Member
    For me it was really pretty close. Slightly more generous than the estimate. Also I got a work study ($2500) which the estimator didn't show.
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