Another user advance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: the College Cost Comparison Tool! I wish I would’ve had this when I was younger. It’s in its beta version right now, but I could already compare schools.
It’s a pretty straightforward calculator – you can figure it out without my help. Go over and give it a try. While you’re there, put your thoughts on the “Know Before You Owe – Student Loans” page. It’s nice to see college costs laid out in a simple, easy-to-understand format. Hopefully this will help students make wise choices when it comes to one of the largest expenses they will have in their lives.