Estimate Your Costs
Davidson's admission process is need-blind for domestic students and permanent residents, focused instead on each student's academic potential, character and accomplishments. More than half of our students receive need-based aid, and 70 percent receive aid from some source.
The tools below can help you gauge your level of aid–and the approximate cost–of attending Davidson. And, as always, our financial aid team remains available to work with you to develop a financial aid package that will make Davidson affordable for you.
Davidson Net Price Calculator
This tool can show you how we award our need-based financial aid under the terms of The Davidson Trust. It will also assist you in determining the annual out-of-pocket costs your family may incur.
Upon completion, you will receive the results and a data summary which you can print for your records. You can also email yourself a copy of the results.
- Watch our video to learn more about the Net Price Calculator. We invite you to spend approximately 12 minutes with this Calculator, to gain a better sense of Davidson's affordability and unique aid awarding philosophy.
- Access and complete the Davidson College Net Price Calculator.
The Net Price Calculator does not take the place of submitting an actual aid application. Once you apply for admission, you will need to complete and submit aid application forms.
Davidson has partnered with MyinTuition, a fast, user-friendly and free tool to help prospective students and their families gauge the cost of going to college. Download the MyinTuition app, answer a half-dozen quick, financial questions and receive a cost estimate for attending Davidson that includes financial aid. Your answers are anonymous. We don't save any personally identifying information.
In a matter of seconds, MyinTuition shows that Davidson and other top-notch schools are affordable and accessible to all students. The tool highlights Davidson's long-standing commitment to college access:
- The Davidson Trust - the college meets 100 percent of demonstrated need for U.S. citizens and permanent residents with grant assistance and student employment.
- No loans - Davidson's standard financial aid packages do not include loans.
- Majority receive assistance - Approximately 51 percent of the Class of 2021 received financial assistance from Davidson. The average aid package is $45,000 a year.
MyinTuition gives you the big picture. You can get more details through the Net Price Calculator.
Outside Award Policy
Students must report all outside scholarships or resources received from organizations or agencies to the Office of Financial Aid. The combination of federal, state, Davidson financial aid and outside scholarships and resources may not exceed the Cost of Attendance. Outside scholarship funds and resources will first reduce or replace Student Employment eligibility ($2,100), and the remainder of the scholarship will then reduce the Expected Family Contribution by up to a maximum of $2,900, annually. Any scholarship or resource in excess of $5,000 will result in the reduction of Davidson College awarded financial aid. This treatment will be applied each year the scholarship or resources is renewed up to a maximum of four years or eight semesters. Students are responsible for completing the Outside Scholarship form and returning it to the Office of Financial Aid by June 1. Please use the official name of the scholarship or awarding organization.
Still Have Questions?
We know the questions these tools ask might not exactly match your family's situation. If you have any questions, please reach out to our financial aid team.