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National Center for Education Statistics

1 Income level is assigned based on the income used by the institution‘s financial aid office to calculate the student‘s expected family contribution.

2 Average price before aid and average net price for public institutions is displayed for students paying in-state tuition.

3 Average price before aid and average net price for private not-for-profit and private for-profit institutions is displayed for all students.

NOTE: Average price before aid is calculated using the tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board, and other expenses data from the Institutional Characteristics component. A weighted average of on-campus; off-campus, not with family; and off-campus, with family room and board and other expenses values were used to calculate a single average price before aid instead of individual prices by living arrangement. The factors used to generate this weighted average were reported in the Student Financial Aid component and were identical to the factors used to generate the same weighted average used in calculating the average net price. Institutions with academic calendars that differ by program or allow continuous enrollment are not included.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2009, Institutional Characteristics component and Spring 2010, Student Financial Aid component.