Ka-Ching: How to Estimate College Costs

It is no surprise to students and families that college is expensive. How expensive and what it might cost to attend are the questions you want to answer as you research colleges and build your college list. Most college websites now include a Netprice calculator, but if you’re looking at any of the colleges listed here, tools like MyinTuition can help you determine actual costs. Watch this one-minute video to learn how MyinTuition works.​

The cost of attending college is one of many criteria to take into account when researching colleges and building a college list. With planning and utilizing resources like FAFSA4caster, the CollegeBoard"s Tools and Calculators or MyinTuition students and families can make decisions that support their goals.

Here are a few more tips on what to anticipate when building a college budget.

Building a College List - With Eyes Wide Open

Have a little more time?

Listen to this NGPF podcast of Mary Morrison, former Director of Funds Management in the Office of Financial Aid at Stanford University, speaking with Tim Ranzetta from Next Gen Personal Finance.

Visit the college.u Financial Resources page for more resources and information.

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