The College Affordability Estimator (“Estimator”) is a net price calculator for students and parents to obtain an estimate of what a first-time, full-time degree-seeking student at Winthrop University may expect to pay each year. A first-time, full-time degree-seeking student is a student who has never enrolled in college as a degree-seeking student and who enrolls in at least 12 credit hours of coursework per semester.
The net cost provided by the Estimator is calculated by subtracting your estimated grant aid from your estimated cost of attendance. Estimates for grant aid and cost of attendance are based on grant aid and costs for first-time, full-time students for the previous academic year.
The estimated net cost is not a final estimate of a student’s cost and may change depending on the student’s financial aid award package and cost of attendance each academic year.
Total cost of attendance is the average cost of tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, and transportation and miscellaneous expenses from the previous academic year. Grant aid estimates reflect a combination of federal and state need-based awards received by first-time, full-time students during the previous academic year.
To be considered for any type of federal student aid, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition to need-based grant aid, students may also qualify for need-based loans, work-study, and non-need-based loans. Please visit Types of Financial Aid to learn more about the variety of assistance available to Winthrop University students.
The accuracy of your estimated net cost is directly affected by the information you report. Supplying inaccurate information will result in an inaccurate net cost.
Below are some tips to obtain an effective net cost when using the Estimator:
Winthrop University's College Affordability Estimator
Accessing Financial Aid Information via Wingspan
Parent PLUS Loan
Tuition & Fees/Pay My Bill/Refunds