Net Price College Calculators can help your Students avoid one easy mistake

Many students will visit and research Colleges that are out of their price range. This wastes both their families and the schools time as when push comes to shove they won’t have the dollars to attend, even if they get accepted. A quick, easy way to check out a college cost is to use their net price calculator. When using a calculator, some families will discover that the cost of a $70,000 university will be $30,000 or $20,000 or even lower. For other families, the cost really will be $70,000.

Every college and university that participates in the federal financial aid system must post a net price calculator on its website for freshman applicants. We have provided a link for some schools on our site. Most net price calculators can be found with a quick google search.

In short, there is an easy way for your students and their families to estimate which colleges are in their budgets. Make sure they are informed enough to use this helpful tool.