Arcadia Net Price CalculatorArcadia Net Price Calculator

Please note: 2014-15 academic year rates (summer 2014/fall 2014/spring 2015) will be available in late January, 2014.  As you plan ahead over your full academic program, please keep in mind that, historically, tuition has increased around 4% each year, with the Trustees making their decision for the next fall early in the calendar year.  Arcadia University works diligently to find new ways to reduce administrative costs, increase gifts from our alumni and supporters, and keep tuition increases to a minimum. Our objective is for students to succeed and graduate. We have processes in place to re-evaluate financial aid if students and families experience unexpected financial difficulties.  We are also committed to making study abroad opportunities financially feasible for students; in fact, our staff will work one-on-one with students to develop a financial plan for the period they decide to go abroad.   Undergraduate student Federal Direct Stafford Loan eligibility increases as the student increases in grade level, at a pace of $1,000 annually (i.e.-from $5,500 in borrowing eligibility as a first-year student, to $6,500 a year as a sophomore and then to $7,500 a year as a junior and senior).  This increased borrowing eligibility assists in covering anticipated tuition increases.  Please click here in late January for specific 2014-15 cost information.  Additional information can be obtained by contacting

Want to find out what your financial aid from Arcadia University might be? Use the Arcadia University Net Price Calculator to get a quick estimate of your financial aid eligibility, as well as an estimate of your federal expected family contribution (EFC) so you can determine your true out-of-pocket costs if you attend. Beginning January 1, 2014, Fall 2014 entering undergraduate students should file the 2014-2015 FAFSA form at so that, when accepted, a more accurate financial aid package can be prepared.

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Please keep in mind

  • The net price calculator only provides an estimate of your Federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is not necessarily what your out-of-pocket cost will be. The Arcadia Financial Aid Office is the final authority on your exact EFC. Arcadia uses the information from your official FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to calculate your EFC and prepare your official aid package.
  • Please note, results of the on-line calculator are currently based on scholarship amounts and packaging formulas in place for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 entering classes.  The online calculator will reflect Fall 2014/Spring 2015 scholarship amounts and formulas after September 19, 2013.  Those students entering fall 2015 and beyond, while welcome to utilize the tool, should note that awards could potentially increase as scholarship amounts and formulas change each year. 
  • Because the on-line calculator estimates eligibility for merit scholarships, it is recommended that students wait until they have SAT or ACT scores to provide (if entering as freshmen; transfer students will need number of credits completed and overall cumulative college GPA) so merit scholarship eligibility can be determined.
  • Because merit aid/scholarships are based on self-reported academic information, the net price calculator will only provide an estimate of your eligibility for scholarships. The Arcadia Scholarship Committee makes the official determination of scholarships after acceptance, weighing factors like school competitiveness, courseload, types of courses taken (Honors, AP, etc.), along with overall grades/cumulative GPA, standardized test scores (for freshmen), rank (if available), and overall involvement.
  • Scholarship and grant amounts could increase or decrease depending upon changes in packaging formulas.
  • The EFC and estimated aid calculation provided are only as reliable as the data you enter. Information from your 2012 federal tax return (or most recent return available) is required. If you did not file a tax return, information on other sources of income for the 2012 calendar year will be required.
  • This calculator does not apply to International Students.
  • Special circumstances (reduction in income, etc.) are treated on a case-by-case basis. This information should be communicated directly to the Arcadia Financial Aid Office at the time you officially apply for financial aid.

This software is intended to estimate a family contribution for U.S. Citizens and permanent residents. It does not apply to Canadian or other international students.

COMPATIBILITY:  This program has been optimized for Windows PC’s using Internet Explorer, and Macs using Safari, but most other computer / browser combinations will yield good results.

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