2024-25 Financial Aid Calculator

The systemwide Financial Aid Calculator provides a simple way for you to estimate the amount of gift aid (grants and scholarships) you could receive. It also provides an estimate of your net costs (estimated total cost of attendance minus estimated gift aid eligibility). Net costs can be covered by other types of aid, like federal work-study, student loans and parent loans.

Remember, the calculator provides an estimate, the results are not exact. 

It will be helpful to refer to these documents before you use the calculator:

  • Federal income tax returns from two years ago, filed by you or your parents/spouse as applicable. For the 2024-25 estimator use 2022 tax return information. 
  • 2022 W-2 forms and/or pay stubs with year-to-date information for you and/or your parents/spouse as applicable.
  • For married students, references to “student” tax information also include any earnings from your spouse 

Currently the calculator only produces estimates for California residents and is based on cost of attendance information for new students entering fall 2024.

Nonresidents can view the estimated average cost on the cost of attendance page. Nonresidents who are eligible for federal financial aid can use the federal student aid estimator for an estimate of federal Pell grant eligibility.