The calculator generates a sample financial aid award based on your financial information and Holy Cross College’s current aid policies. The process should take less than ten minutes. The calculator is designed to provide a first look at what a family can expect to pay in much less time than it would take to complete the FAFSA.
The calculator does not capture all the information used to evaluate financial need, but it should provide a starting place for a conversation about financing a Holy Cross College education. Please keep in mind this is an estimator and that actual award packages will likely not be precise from the results of the calculator.
Here are a few tips for using the calculator:
- If possible, use figures from you and your parent(s)’ 2016 US tax return documents. You can use estimates, but the results may be less accurate.
- Parent income information needs to be reported for the parent(s) that the student is currently living with. If a parent is remarried, income information for the stepparent will also need to be reported.
- We recommend having recent account statements (savings, checking, investment, etc.) available as well as records of any untaxed income (payments to tax deferred pension and savings plan, child support, etc.) that was earned in 2016.
- Remember that the calculator does not submit any information to Holy Cross College’s Student Financial Aid Office. To apply for aid, please complete the FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov. Holy Cross College’s school code is 007263.
If you are ready, launch the Net Price Calculator.
Please note: The calculator is intended for students eligible to receive federal financial aid. To be eligible to receive federal student aid, you must:
- Be a citizen or eligible noncitizen of the United States.
- Have a valid Social Security Number. (Students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau are exempt from this requirement.)
- Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or have completed homeschooling. If you don’t, you may still be eligible for federal student aid if you were enrolled in college or career school prior to July 1, 2012. Go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/eligibility/basic-criteriafor additional information.
- Be enrolled in an eligible program as a regular student seeking a degree or certificate.
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
- Not owe a refund on a federal student grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
- Register (or already be registered) with the Selective Service System, if you are a male and not currently on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. (Students from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau are exempt from registering; see https://sss.govfor more information.)
- Not have a conviction for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (such as grants, work-study, or loans). If you have such a conviction, you must complete the Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet to determine if you are eligible for aid or partially eligible for aid.
Many types of federal student aid, such as the Federal Pell Grant or subsidized loans where the government pays the interest while you are in college, also require you to have financial need. Additionally, once you have a bachelor’s degree or a first professional degree, you are generally not eligible for Pell or Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG).
Other requirements may apply. Contact the financial aid office for more information.