Estimate Education Costs

At CU, we work hard to ensure that every student has access to financial aid.

Cornerstone University and the Department of Education has provided helpful tools to estimate your educational cost and financial assistance. The FAFSA4caster is for anyone who is not yet ready to file a FAFSA. You do not have to be a high school senior to useFAFSA4caster; in fact, the tool is recommended for juniors, and even as early as middle school. Parents of younger students can use the tool to receive early estimates, create scenarios based on future earnings, and then establish college funding strategies. Adult students also can use FAFSA4caster to get an idea of what aid they might receive.  Our Net Price Tuition Calculator is a helpful tool in providing an estimate in tuition cost.

To get a rough estimate of what your federal aid and tuition would look like after scholarships, follow the links below:

FAFSA4caster 

 

 

Net Price Tuition Calculator

 

Financial Aid Package Examples

Below are some examples of student packages to give you an idea of what it looks like to pay for a college education. These are only intended as examples and do not guarantee aid for all students.

Home State CO IL IN IN WI PA OH MI MI
Adjusted Gross Income $128,625 $25,042 $65,478 $21,393 $58,728 $61,170 $72,917 $98,946 $72,152
Family Size 3 5 5 3 3 3 5 4 5
Students in College 1 2 3 1 1 1 2 2 1
CU Academic Scholarship $9,000 $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 $8,000 $10,000 $6,000 $6,000 $10,000
Other CU Awards $0 $6,600 $6,400 $6,600 $8,300 $10,500 $7,900 $6,300 $9,000
Pell Grant $0 $5,700 $2,480 $5,730 $0 $0 $2,480 $0 $0
SEOG $0 $300 $300 $0 $0 $0 $300 $0 $0
Michigan Tuition Grant $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,524 $1,524
Direct Loan $5,500 $5,500 $5,000 $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $5,500
Perkins Loan $0 $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Aid $14,500 $25,630 $20,180 $24,130 $21,800 $26,000 $22,180 $19,324 $26,024
Direct Costs: Tuition + Room & Board $33,338 $33,338 $33,338 $33,338 $33,338 $33,338 $33,338 $33,338 $33,338
Balance Due $18,838 $7,708 $13,158 $9,208 $11,538 $7,338 $11,158 $14,014 $7,314
10 Monthly Payments $1,883.80 $770.80 $1,315.80 $920.80 $1,153.80 $733.80 $1,115.80 $1,401.40 $731.40

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