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College Cost Calculator

The cost of going to college increases annually.

This worksheet helps you estimate the cost of attending your school of choice in the year you will begin.

Enter your current college savings.
Enter years until college.
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Calculator assumes that the
cost of attendance will increase
5% per year.


Amounts are estimates.

That may be a big number, but remember that the average family saves 27% of the cost of college. Scholarships, grants, and other forms of aid help you make up the difference.

Our College Planning CalculatorSM can help you get a better picture of how much you can save and where you can look for other sources of funding.

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