There continues to be problems with students and parents being able to file the 2024-25 FAFSA at In some cases, these challenges are preventing an application from being submitted at all. If you are experiencing problems in completing the FAFSA, please be persistent. Federal Student Aid (FSA) is continuously working on the application to resolve errors in the on-line form.

JMU will closely monitor our FAFSA volume once we begin receiving completed applications from FSA. At this time, FSA is telling schools they will start sending us FAFSA’s “the first half of March.” 

This online estimator was developed to help graduate students plan for future educational costs at James Madison University.

The figures provided in this tool are estimations and are subject to change based on changes in school costs, changes to your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), modifications to awarding formulas, and fund availability. This estimation is not intended to serve as a financial aid offer.

For those unable to complete a FAFSA, use the Federal Student Aid Estimator to generate an estimated SAI to use in this calculator
Keep In Mind

The JMU Board of Visitors will set 2024-25 costs in April 2024. The costs displayed in this calculator are estimations only, and not predictive of what costs may be in 2024-25.
Net Price Calculator
Do you qualify as a Virginia Resident?
Aid Year
Enrollment Classification
What academic level will you be ?
Where will you be living ?
When did you file your Dept of Education FAFSA application  ?
What is your expected enrollment status for fall?
What is your expected enrollment status for spring?
What is your FAFSA Student Aid Index (SAI) ?
What amount will you receive in scholarships/assistantships for the academic year ?
Financial Aid Offer Estimate
This is not a financial aid application or financial aid offer. It is an estimate based on current costs. The data you provide and the results will not be stored by James Madison University. This estimate may change and is not binding on the Secretary, James Madison University, or the the state of Virginia.
Aid Year
Enrollment Classification
Academic Level
Dept of Education received your FAFSA
Living Status
Fall Enrollment Status
Spring Enrollment Status
FAFSA Student Aid Index (SAI)
Your Estimated Cost of Attendance (COA)
  Fall    Spring    Total   
Average Loan Fees
Travel (COA)
Personal Costs
Total Cost of Attendance (COA)
Your Initial Need Calculation
Cost of Attendance (COA)
Less Adjusted SAI
Total Need Before Aid
Your Estimated Aid Eligibility
Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
Additional Unsubsidized Loan
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan
Federal Work Study
Total Aid Package
Your Net Price Estimate
Cost of Attendance (COA)
Less Grants
Less Scholarships/Assistantships
Net Price
Your Unmet Need Estimate
Cost of Attendance (COA)
Less Total Aid Package
Unmet Need
Your Direct Cost Estimate
University Charges
Scholarships You Reported, Not JMU Awarded
Remaining Charges

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