College Funding Calculator

This calculator will help you to determine how much money you need to invest on a monthly basis now, in order to be able to pay for your child's college education by the time they are ready to start college. The calculator allows you to choose between In-State and Out-of-State, between Resident and Commuter and between Public or Private -- and adjusts the estimated costs according to those selections. Plus, the calculator even adjusts the future cost of attending college based on your own estimated rate of inflation.

Projected Total Four-Year Costs of Attending College: Four-year costs are based on The College Board's Annual Survey of Colleges for the 2007-2008 school year and include tuition, room and board (adjusted by "resident"/"commuter" selection), transportation, books, and other expenses. The costs are enrollment-weighted and inflated based upon your selected estimated annual rate of inflation. An 8% annual return on investment is assumed but does not represent a specific security. The calculator also assumes no additional investments or earnings once the child starts school and that investments are made at the beginning of each school year.

The large text box will display detailed instructions/information when clicking in or tabbing into any text box.


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1. Years till college.
2. Current savings.
3. Outside funding.
4. Gross annual income.
5. Est. Annual Inflation Rate.
6. Student Type. Resident
Commuter
7. College type. Public
Private
8. College location. In-state
Out-of-State
9. Start year.
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10. Future tuition cost.
11. Current savings FV.
12. Future savings/funding.
13. Total savings gap.
14. Monthly deposit required.
15. Percent of annual Income.

DISCLAIMER:

The results provided by these calculators are intended for comparative purposes only to help estimate your financial needs and accuracy is not guaranteed. These calculators do not ensure the availability of or your eligibility for any specific product offered, potential savings or tax benefits. These calculators are not intended to offer any tax, legal or financial advice. Please consult with qualified professionals to discuss your situation.

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