Net Price

Net price is the total cost of attendance minus the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. Since 2009, the net price of local 4-year institutions has trended upwards, while the net cost of 2-year institutions has not.

The total cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, books, and the average cost of room and board. Financial aid includes both government aid from federal, state, or local government as well as institutional aid in the form of grants and scholarships.