College is a big investment! Here are the things you should consider when anticipating your costs.
College costs include tuition, fees, room and board, and other living expenses. It’s important to take all variables into account.
Use college-provided cost estimates as a starting point, but adjust for your own situation.
Net price is the actual cost you’ll pay after grants and scholarships are taken into account. The net price can be paid using savings, income, or by taking out loans.
It depends. Many won’t include merit aid, and they can often be either out of date or overly conservative. Net price calculators provide a useful data point, but your research should not stop there.
Most colleges present their tuition and fees together as an annual cost. Read about how to understand college costs.
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College is an increasingly expensive investment. So what’s making the costs rise?
Learn about this big college cost category. (Sometimes, it’s more than tuition!)
There are some tax breaks available, but you'll need to read the fine print to see if you're eligible. Here's the list.
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