Early Estimator

Thank you for your interest in learning more about the value of Allegheny. The Early Estimator provides a customized scholarship and need-based aid estimate that is uniquely yours. It is the best tool for seniors interested in Allegheny to estimate aid and receive results before the FAFSA is completed.

The Early Estimator is now closed. (1/6/14)

Since the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available at www.fafsa.gov, you should complete that application for an official financial aid package. In early March, Allegheny College will mail out financial aid award packages to admitted students who have completed the 2014-2015 FAFSA. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 1-800-835-7780. Thank you.



Why Use Allegheny’s Early Estimator?

Any institution’s online net price calculator will give an indication that some students might not pay the full cost of education. However, many net price calculators only provide averages based on old data.

Allegheny’s admissions and financial aid staff carefully analyze your individual academic information and family financial data. We create a projection using all available institutional scholarship and grant programs and current funding levels from all government sources. We then mail your individual estimate of scholarship and need-based financial assistance in a personalized packet of information.

We’re excited that you’re interested in Allegheny, and we hope you find this Early Estimator to be a useful tool in your search process!

The Early Estimator is closed for 2013/2014.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who should complete the Early Estimator?

    Students whose planned date of entry is Fall 2014 may complete the Early Estimator through December 31, 2013.

  • Do I have to complete the entire Early Estimator to receive results?

    If you are interested in learning both your eligibility for need-based assistance and for the merit-based Trustee Scholarship, then we encourage you to complete the entire Early Estimator (sections 1-5).

    If you are interested in your Trustee Scholarship eligibility, but you are not interested in learning about need-based assistance, you may complete sections 1-2 only.

  • What information do I need to complete the Early Estimator?

    To determine your eligibility for the merit-based Trustee Scholarship, you will be asked to provide:

    • your senior year courses
    • grade point average
    • class rank (if available)
    • honors and achievements
    • most recent test scores

    To determine your need-based aid eligibility, continue on to sections 3-5, which will ask for projections regarding your family’s household and income information for the entire 2013 calendar year.

    Please keep in mind that the estimate results will only be as accurate as the figures you provide, and your Application for Admission is the official determinant of your admission and scholarship eligibility.

  • Will I still need to complete the FAFSA?

    The benefit of the Early Estimator is that it provides results early in your college search process. But the Early Estimator will not substitute for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which should be completed after January 1, 2014 and will be the final determinant of your need-based aid.