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At Scholarships.com we recognize that one of the most difficult tasks a new student faces entering college is dealing with all the added expenses. We have built some tools to help you find out what to expect and how to manage those predicted expenses.

College Cost Worksheet
How much will college cost? Tuition is just one part of the total cost, so what else can be expected? Use our college cost worksheet to estimate what it may cost for four years of college. Please click here.

Savings Planner
How much will you have available when your child goes to college if you start saving now? 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. Please click here.

Monthly Loan Payment
You've done the research and now you know how much you will need. How much will you pay a month after graduation? Enter a loan amount, interest rate and the number of years over which the loan will be paid back to find out. Please click here.

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