This online estimator was developed to help families 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 award notice.

James Madison University's FAFSA filing priority date for entering freshmen and returning students is March 1st, which means the Department of Education must receive your FAFSA by this date. We suggest you submit the FAFSA on-line at a few days before March 1st to ensure timely receipt. If you are completing a paper FAFSA, make sure you allow time for your application to reach the Department of Education by the deadline.  

Do you qualify as a Virginia Resident ?
Where will you be living ?
When did you file your Dept of Education FAFSA application  ?
What academic level will you be ?
What is your FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) ?
What amount will you receive in scholarships for the academic year ?
Award Estimate
This is not an official award notice and it is not binding on JMU or the Department of Education. It is an estimate based on current Cost of Attendance (COA). The data you provide and the results will not be stored by James Madison University.
Enrollment Classification
Living Status
Enrollment Status
Academic Level
Dept of Education received your FAFSA
FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
Scholarships you reported
Your Cost of Attendance (COA)
Average Loan Fees
Personal Costs
Total Cost of Attendance (COA)
Your Initial Need Calculation
Cost of Attendance (COA)
Less Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
Total Need Before Aid
Your Estimated Award Eligibility
Scholarships You Reported, Not JMU Awarded
Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
Additional Loans
Federal Work Study
Total Aid Package
Your Net Price Estimate
Cost of Attendance (COA)
Less Grants/ Scholarships
Net Price
Your Unmet Need Estimate
Cost of Attendance (COA)
Less Total Aid Package
Unmet Need
Your Direct Cost Estimate
University Charges
Less Grants and Scholarships
Remaining Charges (Refund)

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