College Funding Forecaster

Estimate your total out-of-pocket expense for a bachelor's degree, and the amount you and your family need to borrow to pay for it, so you can make more informed decisions about higher education.

NOTE: For best results, refer to the financial aid offer from your institution and match amounts to fit your specific situation.

About the methodology.

Choose Your Institution

Select the college or university you would like to estimate costs for.

Select the instition you will be attending

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Average costs for your institution are shown below. For best results, adjust amounts to match those provided in a financial aid offer from your institution and to fit your specific situation. For example, if you will live in a shared apartment off-campus, you may have different costs than those shown for on-campus housing and meals.

Direct Costs

The average annual tuition and fees at is .

Tuition and fees amount must be numeric. Use $0 if it doesn't apply to you.

The average annual cost for on-campus housing and meals at is . The average annual cost for off-campus housing and meals is .

Housing and meals amount must be numeric. Use $0 if it doesn't apply to you.
Indirect Costs

The average annual books and supplies cost at is .

Books and supplies amount must be numeric. Use $0 if it doesn't apply to you.

The average annual amount for personal, transportation and other expenses at is .

Personal, transportation, and other expenses amount must be numeric. Use $0 if it doesn't apply to you.

Estimated College Funding

Enter or adjust the amounts shown below to reflect any known funding from grants, scholarships, savings, earnings or other sources.

About grants at your institution

The average amounts of grants awarded to students at your indicated college or university are shown below. These amounts are for your information only; you may or may not qualify to receive grant funds from federal, state, local or institutional sources. Please refer to your financial aid information for any award amounts.

Estimated Grants

Pell Grant (based on household income levels)

The average annual Pell Grant amount at is .

Pell Grant amount must be numeric. Use $0 if it doesn't apply to you.

One-Year Grants

Other one-year grants amount must be numeric. Use $0 if it doesn't apply to you.

Other Renewable Grants

The average annual other renewable grant amount at is .

Other renewable grants amount must be numeric. Use $0 if it doesn't apply to you.

About scholarships

You may have scholarship funds from many sources, including local or national organizations and your college or university. Please refer to your financial aid information for any award amounts from your institution. One-year scholarships are those awarded for the first year only. For four-year scholarships, enter the annual amount you expect to receive at this time.

Estimated Scholarships
One year scholarships amount must be numeric. Use $0 if it doesn't apply to you.
Four year scholarships amount must be numeric. Use $0 if it doesn't apply to you.

About other funding

Your college savings, earnings and gifts can be used to pay expenses left after grants and scholarships for the first year and beyond. People have different approaches to applying these funds; some use large amounts in the first few years to help reduce expenses early on in the college career, while others might spread the available funds equally across the career. Enter the amount of these funds that you plan to apply to each of the first four years using your personal strategy.

Other Funding
Year one other funding must be numeric. Use $0 if it doesn't apply to you.
Year two other funding must be numeric. Use $0 if it doesn't apply to you.
Year three other funding must be numeric. Use $0 if it doesn't apply to you.
Year four other funding must be numeric. Use $0 if it doesn't apply to you.

Estimated Federal and Institutional Loans

Average federal institutional student loan amounts across all students are shown below. Adjust the amounts if you are offered a different amount, will not accept all or some of the loans you are offered or if you will not qualify for the amounts shown.

About federal student loans

You may qualify for more or less in federal student loans based on your situation. The U.S. Department of Education limits the amount of federal student loans available to each student according to year in school. Please refer to your financial aid information for any award amounts.

Federal Direct Loans for Students

The average annual federal Direct Loan amount at is .

Federal Direct Loans must be numeric. Use $0 if it doesn't apply to you.
Institutional or Other Loans

The average annual institutional loans at is .

Institutional or other loans must be numeric. Use $0 if it doesn't apply to you.