Money Essentials

Calculate how much you'll need to save for college


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INSTRUCTIONS
Everyone knows that college is expensive, and getting more so every year. This tool will tell you three things: how much money will need for college; how much you will have based on your current savings rate; and how to adjust your plan to pay for four years of college.
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. COLLEGE COSTS
. Costs include tuition, fees, room and board.
(Search for information with the College Cost Finder.)
 
. IF YOU KNOW THE COST*
Enter the current annual cost of the college the student expects to attend
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. IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE COST*
Use the current average annual cost
Ivy League college ($36,604)
Private college ($27,677)
Public college ($12,841)
* Cost includes tuition, room, board, fees, books and supplies. 
. YEARS TO COLLEGE
. Years until student will enter college:
 

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