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Estimate College Costs
There are lots of online tools that can help you estimate how much college will cost.
The College Board: College Financing Calculators
By entering such information as expected family contributions, anticipated monthly loan payments, and your current savings, you can figure out how you can pay for college.
FinAid.org: College Cost Calculators
This award-winning web site is designed to help students figure out how much money they will need to pay for college. Other calculators on the site will also be helpful to you and your parents.
- College Cost Projector
- Savings Plan Designer
- Expected Family Contribution Calculator
- Loan Calculator
College Savings Planner
Review your savings goals and model different ways to meet them. All you need to do is enter some basic information about the children you're saving for, the cost of the college they're likely to attend, and how much you've already saved.
Sallie Mae: Assessing Your Financial Need
Sallie Mae shows how to assess your financial situation and qualify for some form of aid.
ACT: Financial Aid Need Estimator
Using this free service, you can calculate your family contribution, your eligibility for need-based aid, and the costs of attending the college you choose.