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Make a solid plan to pay for college

This easy-to-use college planning calculator helps you search for college costs and build a customized plan based on your own situation.

  • You can see the full cost of college, not just tuition.
  • Factor savings, scholarships, grants, and loans into your plan.
  • If college is just around the corner, we can help you figure out how to pay for it.
  • If college is far away, we can help you save for it.
  • See guidelines for a loan payment compared to the salary needed to support it.
  • Save your plan and you can review, revise, and update it at any time while you put that plan into action.

The proportion of families who have a plan to pay for college is at an all-time high at 52% in academic year 2019-20.

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 Source: “How America Values College,” from Sallie Mae and Ipsos.