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Estimate Your College Costs

Understanding the true cost to attend college is an important part of the college decision. The U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard is an interactive tool that provides key indicators about the estimated cost and value of institutions across the country to help you choose a school that is well-suited to meet your needs, priced affordably, and consistent with your educational and career goals.

We support the College Scorecard as a leading resource to help students and families make smart, informed decisions about where to enroll for higher education.

Looking for College Abacus or Pell Abacus?
With the College Scorecard widely available to the public, we are no longer developing the College Abacus and Pell Abacus. These tools duplicated the features and functionality of the College Scorecard, which is updated on a regular basis. We encourage you to use the College Scorecard to compare costs, degree programs and outcomes for the schools you are interested in.

Looking for ECMC's Innovation Lab?
The former Innovation Lab managed the development of College Abacus and Pell Abacus, which have been discontinued in favor of the College Scorecard. ECMC is dedicated to innovation and providing solutions that empower students to succeed in postsecondary education. Learn more about ECMC Group here.

EFC Calculator

BigFuture's EFC Calculator 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 2022-2023 Opportunities guide and workbook.