The Net Price Calculator Quick Start Guide is designed to walk you through the basic steps required to configure and host a customized version of the U.S. Department of Education’s Net Price Calculator application on your institution’s website. A glossary of key terms related to the Net Price Calculator template is also included to assist you with correctly inputting data and setting up your institution's calculator. Click on the links below to access the Quick Start Guide for use with
Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox in printable, PDF format:
View/Download the Quick Start Guide for Internet Explorer
Click here to access the Quick Start Guide for use with Internet Explorer 7.0 and above (file size 1.13 MB).
View/Download the Quick Start Guide for Mozilla Firefox
Click here to access the Quick Start Guide for use with Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above (file size 1.18 MB).
For immediate assistance with any additional questions or problems related to system usage, please contact the Net Price Calculator Help Desk toll-free at 1-877-299-3593 or
Bulk Data File Upload Tool
Before using this tool, please refer to the
Net Price Calculator Import Specifications
for information on setting up your file.
Once you are ready to upload the file, complete the steps below to configure the Net Price Calculator for the desired institution(s). If any problems are detected, an error report will be displayed on screen (when uploading data for a single institution); or in a separate text file within the downloaded zip file (where data for multiple institutions are being uploaded).
What is your institution’s predominant calendar system?
Academic (semester, quarter, trimester, 4-1-4, or other academic)
Program (differs by program, continuous basis)
Click "Browse" and select a .txt file to upload.
Click the "Upload" button below. Please allow time for the .zip file to be generated.