As you make the decision about college, use these tools to help you find a school that fits your career aspirations and financial circumstances.
College Abacus is a tool that allows you to compare the net price of the colleges you are considering attending. The net price is the cost of the school after grants and scholarships are subtracted from the total cost of education. By entering a few basic pieces of your and your parents' (if applicable) financial data, along with academic and campus living information, you can compare the net prices of up to three schools at one time.
Like our original tool, College Abacus, Pell Abacus is a one-stop, secure search site that helps students...Read more >
Like our original tool, College Abacus, Pell Abacus is a one-stop, secure search site that helps students and families compare the net price estimates of 5,000+ colleges before students apply and before any financial aid determination is made. Specifically, Pell Abacus helps students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch get net price estimates quickly without answering detailed financial questions that would require a parent or tax form.
FAFSA4caster is a free financial aid calculator that gives you an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid. This information helps families plan ahead for college.
For more information on financial aid and planning for college, you can download the 2016-2017 Opportunities guide and workbook.