Net Price Calculator on CollegeBoard- How Accurate Is the Amount?

<p>So I entered information for Pomona College, and this was the result:</p>

<p>Estimated Total Cost of Attendance 55,860</p>

<p>Estimated Total Grant Aid 53,250 $</p>

<p>ESTIMATED NET PRICE 2,610 $</p>

<p>How accurate is this calculator to the actual amount? </p>

<p>Website:
<a href="https://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/pomona%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/pomona&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Has anyone used this calculator before? Was the net price similar to the actual price you had to pay for college?</p>

<p>Overly optimistic I expect.</p>

<p>So it usually comes out to be a higher price in reality?</p>

<p>FAFSA EFC is roughly 1/3 to 1/4 of before tax income. Adjustments are
made for # of dependents, student assets & income. PROFILE also will take additional figures into account.</p>