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Calculator: How Much Will College Cost


It’s important to know exactly how much your college education will cost you so you can devise a savings plan based on the total amount. This way you can avoid going into significant student loan and credit card debt to fund your education. Remember that it’s never too early to start saving for your education.

Download ACCC’s financial workbook for pre-college and current college students for helpful financial information on how to keep the cost of college down including how to earn money from part-time jobs and scholarships, how to budget your expenses and earnings during and before college, and how to save money on everything from text books to rent to clothing and electronics.

Also, check out our Pre-College Budgeting page in ACCC’s Student Loan Debt Education Center for more information on how to adequately prepare financially for college. The center is designed to provide you with the information and resources necessary to help you make the best possible financial decisions about your college education and help you maneuver the repayment process without relying on going into credit card debt or additional loans.

American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) provides nonprofit credit counseling, debt reduction programs and debt relief services to help consumers nationwide figure out how to pay down debt and how to get out of debt quickly. Our professional credit counselors provide free credit counseling to help individuals and families find the right debt solutions to help with credit card debt and avoid debt in the future. Our debt management programs provide help with debts by consolidating payments on credit card debt and other unsecured loans, with credit card negotiation services to reduce credit card debt interest rates and finance charges, helping consumers to pay off debt more quickly.

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