The College Planning Toolbox
Free tools and calculators to help you with your plans to save and pay for college.
Deluxe planning tools
Create your free account and log in to your planning tools any time to view or update your saved information.
Search more than 3 million available scholarships – worth up to $18 billion. Sallie Mae will match you to scholarships suited to your skills, activities, and interests.
Start your financial plan for college by creating a comprehensive step-by-step strategy to help you save and pay for higher education.
Make a fair "apples-to-apples" comparison among the financial aid award letters you’ve received and discover the true cost of tuition at each school you’ve been accepted to.
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College AheadSM Mobile App
This fun, interactive experience engages high school juniors and seniors in a step-by-step journey to college. You’ll find helpful tools like the FAFSA Roadmap, which offers tips to help make applying for financial aid less stressful.
See how it works.
Download the app today.
This fun, interactive experience engages high school juniors and seniors in a step-by-step journey to college. You’ll find helpful tools like the FAFSA Roadmap, which offers tips to help make applying for financial aid less stressful. See how it works.
Download the app today.
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These easy-to-use tools can help you answer questions about the true cost of your education. No registration required.
Estimate your expected monthly student loan payment to evaluate the impact of your student loan debt on your finances after graduation.
Find out how much more your student loan will cost if you don’t pay the interest on your loan – either while you’re in school or when you don’t make scheduled payments.
Estimate the current or future cost of the school of your choice based on your start date.
Calculate your expected savings for college based upon your current savings plan and the amount of time you have to save before starting college.
Printable tools (PDF)
Use our printable resources to help you keep track of important college deadlines and stay on top of your monthly finances.
High school juniors and seniors: Hang this checklist next to your calendar to ensure you complete all your pre-college tasks on time.
Determine how to stay in control of your finances during college with a comprehensive breakdown of monthly expenses and income.
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