How Much Can We Pay for College?
Although it is the obvious place to start, many families do not evaluate their ability to pay for college early enough to inform the college search process in a meaningful way.
Calculating the amount you are able to pay – or willing to pay – is the critical first step in the process of identifying schools that will be affordable for your family.
How much can parents pay from income and assets?
How much should students borrow and what are the repayment options?
How much can students earn and how do work-study programs operate?
How much can parents borrow responsibly?
Use the College Affordability Worksheet to track all available resources and compute the maximum amount your family can afford to pay for college.