Studio School is committed to providing the best information we can to support students and parents to plan for the cost of attending college. In addition to your bank or personal financial advisor, there are numerous resources dedicated specifically to support students who are evaluating their options for college. Visit bigfuture.collegeboard.org to find calculators and tools to help you estimate your financial aid and out-of-pocket expenses.
Net Price Calculator
This calculator is designed to give you an early indication of how much and what types of financial aid you might qualify for if you were a college freshman attending school full-time in the academic year that you plan to attend school.
Use this tool to find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion based on the College Board's Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs.
Get a personalized estimate of what a particular college will cost you. Choose from among hundreds of participating colleges.
This tool calculates your EFC, a measure of your family’s financial strength. Colleges and states use this number to help determine your financial aid award.
Before taking out a college loan, compare your options to find the best deal. This tool shows you how much each loan will cost you.
Received financial aid offers from several different colleges? This tool can help you figure out which one is your best choice. Enter details on up to four colleges’ aid packages and costs to get a comparison.
Use this tool to learn how much money you’ll need to save for college and whether you’re on track to meet that goal.
Student loans are a useful way to help pay for college. But how much will your payments be after graduation? This tool can help you figure it out.
Before your parents sign on for a college loan, they can use this tool to get an estimate of what the monthly payments will be.
This simple tool can help parents figure out how taking out a college loan will affect their finances.