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York College Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator will estimate your eligibility for financial aid and show how your cost of attending an affordable college may be reduced with scholarships, grants and student loans. Your “net price” is the difference between the cost of attendance (tuition, room, board, etc.) and your financial aid.  

The calculator is based on answers to some basic questions about your parents’ financial situation, so it might be helpful to have recent tax forms or pay stubs before you begin. Completing the calculator will take about 20 minutes. The calculator is designed to give you and your family an early estimate of financial aid. To receive an actual financial aid award you must be accepted for admission and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The York College Financial Aid Office will have the final word on your actual financial aid award.

The calculator will estimate financial aid for first-time freshmen who are U.S citizens. Transfer students and international students should contact the York College Financial Aid Office for more information about financial aid.

Alternative Student Loans

Low cost loans through various private lenders are available to students who need funding beyond the limits of the Federal Student Loan program. Students can borrow up to the full cost of education minus the financial aid received for an affordable college. A credit worthy co-signer may be required. Students are not required to make payments while enrolled at least half-time. For more information see the following websites:

Once you and your family have considered federal loan options, you can use the Pennsylvania Private Loan Marketplace to instantly and accurately compare rates and terms from multiple private loan lenders side-by-side. This will help you make an informed decision about the most appropriate loan for you. The Marketplace displays products from local and national lenders, complete with detailed listings of APRs, interest rates, total cost, monthly payments, borrower benefits, fees and repayment options. The Marketplace may charge a $25 membership fee.

Private Scholarships - Free Online Scholarship Searches

Other Links for Affordable Colleges

  • The Financial Aid Information Page - A free comprehensive, independent and objective guide to student financial aid.
  • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) - This form is necessary to apply for Federal, State and York College aid.
  • UPromise - A program where your everyday purchases from contributing companies can help pay off your student loans.
  • - An excellent source of information and resources developed to help you learn about student loans, budgeting, credit cards and more.
  • - "At Federal Student Aid, we make it easier to get money for higher education."

Eligibility Criteria 

All students who receive financial aid, whether from federal, state or York College funds, must be enrolled degree candidates in good academic standing as defined by The Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Most of the financial aid awarded by York College is based upon financial need. "Financial need" is defined as the difference or "gap" between the estimated cost of attending York College and the reasonable contribution of the student and his or her family to those costs. York College uses a generally accepted procedure (known as Federal methodology) for determining whether or not an applicant for assistance demonstrates financial need.

There are a number of scholarships available based upon a student's academic achievement in high school. Information on those scholarships is listed in the Financial Aid Programs section and is also available from the College Financial Aid Office. York College does not offer athletic scholarships.

Payment Options

York College makes available several affordable payment options including a monthly payment plan to assist you in paying the balance of your tuition. Contact the Business Office for more information.