A free web-based, mobile-friendly tool allowing families to compare the cost of multiple colleges in seconds. Results are based on income level and place of residence, providing cost breakdowns from online public records of tuition rates and grant/scholarship capacity. One of its more compelling and differentiating features is that it provides both “sticker” and “net” costs, including the average financial package families have historically received from that specific college similar to their income level.
“It was super easy to use, and we liked that it provided the school’s original costs.”
“It provides a nice, general breakdown of what an average family could expect to pay.”
“There’s also interesting information such as rate of 4-year and 6-year graduations and average debt.”
“While this website can’t take specifics into account, it nonetheless provides a solid starting point. Once our daughter narrows down her choices, and once she starts getting acceptances, we will keep this website in mind.”