Now is a good time to look into what college will cost and make an informed plan about how you (and your child) might pay for it. Here are 3 steps to get started:

  1. Read our high school parent’s guide to saving for college.
  2. Use the College Board’s net cost calculator to look up three schools on your child’s list for an estimate of what they’ll cost.
  3. Use the Dept. of Education’s net cost calculator to find out how much need-based funding your child may qualify for.

Updated: March 29, 2019