College Planning

How to Make Sense of College Financial Aid Award Letters

Parents may be vexed on how to figure out exactly how much their son or daughter is getting in a financial aid package, and with good reason. Financial aid award letters are extremely confusing, making it difficult to understand how much the college will really cost.

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Tools & Calculators

Savings vs Loans calculator

Find out what you can save by contributing to a 529 plan today instead of paying off a student loan later

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How does each option affect financial aid?

Financial Aid Calculator

Get an estimate of your child's financial-aid eligibility (EFC)

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