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.
Outside Scholarships and Resources
Many local, regional, and national organizations sponsor scholarship programs for college students. Students must report all outside scholarships and resources to the Office of Financial Aid. The combination of Federal, state, Davidson financial aid and outside scholarships and resources may not exceed the total Cost of Attendance. Outside funds first reduce the Student Employment award, then the Expected Family Contribution; then, if all outside resources together exceed $5,000 for the year, or if Student Employment and Expected Family Contribution have both been fully replaced, aid awarded from Davidson will be reduced as well. This treatment will be applied each year the scholarship or resource is renewed up to a maximum of four years or eight semesters. In all cases, students must complete and submit the Outside Resources Form as soon as possible after they are notified of their outside award, so award adjustments may be made as needed.
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.