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SmarterNPC is designed to provide better information and explanations to your school's prospective students and their families, changing your net price calculator from a misleading, negative, regulatory requirement into a positive tool for recruiting.
SmarterNPC includes all of the output data contained in the federal net price calculator, but also adds other information and detailed explanations to allow students and families to understand the true affordability of your school.
Our "cloud" technology means that you'll only need to install SmarterNPC to your school's site once. Annual updates of school data are performed through our web-portal and update your school's output screens automatically.
SmarterNPC is not only friendly towards your enrollment, it is also friendly to your budget. At only $895/year, SmarterNPC is the lowest-priced proprietary NPC in the marketplace, and it won't cost you thousands in lost enrollments like the "free" federal NPC.
SmarterNPC is designed to change the federally-mandated "Net Price Calculator" on your institution's website from an enrollment deterrent into a valuable enrollment tool, while meeting all federal regulatory requirements. SmarterNPC outperforms the federal software by explaining the difference between direct-billed costs and estimated living expenses, deducting the indirect costs, and calculating federal student loan eligibility to produce a realistic estimate of the student's out-of-pocket expenditures. SmarterNPC also highlights the availability of a federal Parent PLUS Loan to cover the balance (for "dependent" students), showing students and parents how truly affordable a quality program at your institution can be.
Why not just use the free Net Price Calculator provided by the U.S. Department of Education? The federal net price calculator compares the student's total "Cost of Attendance", including thousands of dollars in estimated room, board, personal, and transportation expenses, against an estimate of grant funding (not including federal student loans) resulting in a significantly overstated "net-price". This inflated cost estimate makes even the most affordable school seem unattainable for students from low and middle income families. In fact, this exaggerated "net price" is very likely to convince a student or parent that your school is not affordable before they ever visit the school to learn the actual program costs and their financial aid eligibility. This is particularly problematic at schools serving large numbers of commuter students. So, how much is the "free" government software costing your school - in enrollments?
SmarterNPC offers an enrollment advantage, giving your institution a competitive edge over schools using the "free" federal software, and at a remarkably low price. In fact, gaining just one additional enrollment from using SmarterNPC will pay for the system for many years into the future!