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How much is college going to cost you and your family? Having a clear idea of what a particular college will really cost you can help you make and stick to a savings plan. Get estimates and answers to your questions about college costs with these tools.

College Cost Worksheet
How much will college cost? Tuition is just one part of the total cost, so what else can be expected? Calculating your estimated average net price will give you the best insight as to how much college will really cost you. Use our college cost worksheet to estimate the true cost for four years of college. Please click here. Please click here.

Savings Planner
Saving for your child's college education is a long-term plan, and the earlier you start, the better. Use our college savings calculator to figure savings goals for your child. Please click here.

Future Cost Savings
Estimate what the future cost of a college education may be when your child reaches college age, and the current monthly savings required to achieve that amount. The earlier you start saving, the more you will be able to save. Please click here.

Monthly Loan Payment
How much will you pay a month after graduation? Enter a loan amount, interest rate and the loan term to find out. Please click here.

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Last Reviewed: September 2019