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College Cost & Savings Calculator

Use this calculator to see how much college will cost you, determine if you are on track to hit your goal, and figure out a savings plan to reach your goal. Since college costs have historically increased at a rate between 5-8%, a 5% inflation rate is figured with this calculator.

Annual Cost for College

Public 2-Year
Community College
Public 4-Year College
(in-state)
Public 4-Year College
(out-of-state)
Private 4-Year
College
$11,970 $20,770 $36,420 $46,950

*Costs are estimated from the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education. Actual costs are determined by each individual college each fiscal year.

Type of School 2-Year school 4-Year school

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