The Net Price Calculator (NPC) Template is dynamic web-based system that was designed and developed on behalf of the United States Department of Education (ED) in cooperation with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), and Federal Student Aid (FSA). It was created in order to assist institutions in meeting the obligation of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, that each postsecondary institution in the United States that participates in federal student financial aid programs is required to post a net price calculator on its website. The NPC Template is available to all postsecondary institutions in the United States. It uses data entered by the institution to automatically generate a fully functional net price calculator that can be posted on the institution’s website. This Net Price Calculator allows a prospective student to compute their estimated price of attendance at that institution based on a complex set of formulae.
The Net Price Calculator Template can be accessed online at http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/netpricecalculator/