Prepare for College

Get all of the information you need to plan for your education with these interactive tools and resources.

Education Investment Planner

Education is an investment in your future. Make a plan for it today.

Cost of Attendance

How to save for school? Are you saving enough? How can you save now, to borrow less later?
How much is college really going to cost? Learn how the total cost of attendance is calculated.

Paying for College

Find out about the affordability of higher education.

Other Ways to Pay for College

In addition to scholarships and student loans other possibilities exist to help pay for college.

Online Award Analyzer

Find out what award letters really mean. This Award Analyzer helps you compare financial aid award packages before you make the big decision.

Education Savings Plans

Options for saving for your child's education including state savings plans, pre-paid tuition and IRAs.

Borrowing Responsibly

Protect yourself from the negative impact of too much debt by managing your student loans responsibly.

Tax Benefits

Learn about programs that offer students and their families credit on their federal income tax bill for tuition and fees incurred at an eligible school.

Parent Information

Learn about ways to pay for your child's education.

Study Abroad

Research study abroad opportunities for both college and high school students.

Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Estimator

Estimate how much you and your family are expected to contribute to the cost of your college education. Your EFC amount determines your eligibility for student aid from many sources—federal, state, and your school.

Loan Repayment Calculator

This Loan Payment Calculator computes an estimate of the size of your monthly loan payments and the annual salary required to manage them without too much financial difficulty.

Miscellaneous Calculators