Calculators

These calculators and comparison tools can help you anticipate the cost of a college education, understand how much you'll need to save, and build a plan that may help you meet your goals.

 

The calculators are provided by one or more third party service providers. Information provided by third parties is deemed to be reliable but may be derived using methodologies or techniques that are proprietary or specific to the third-party source.


 

How do student loan costs compare to 529 savings contributions?

Use the 529 Savings vs. Loans Calculator

Want to weigh your options? This calculator shows the amount you need to contribute monthly to a 529 account and compares it to the amount you would need to borrow and pay in loan interest in order to meet the costs of a college education.

 

How much do I need to save for a college education?

Use the College Savings Projector

It’s good to know where you stand. The savings projector lets you know how much more you need to save for college and suggests ways to meet your savings goals.

 

What will college cost when my child’s ready to go?

Use the World's Simplest College Savings Calculator

You’ll learn the estimated cost of college when your child is ready to enroll and the monthly contribution you’ll need to make to cover those expenses.

 

What will my state tax deduction be?

Use the 529 State Tax Calculator

You’ll learn the estimated cost of college when your child is ready to enroll and the monthly contribution you’ll need to make to cover those expenses.

 

How costly can it be to delay saving for college?

Use the Price of Procrastination Calculator

This calculator provides plenty of motivation for starting to save as soon as possible.

 

How much do I need to offset student loans?

Use the College Funding Planner

Hoping for a scholarship or want to use a combination of savings and student loans to pay for college? This planner will help you determine how much you should save to offset student loans or scholarships.

 

How much will the family be expected to contribute before needs-based funding becomes available?

Use the Quick EFC Calculator

The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is the amount the family is expected to contribute before needs-based funds become available.

 

 

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