Calculators & Tools

Comprehensive College Planning Tool

Investing for a college education takes a long-term plan with clear objectives. Our College Planning Calculator helps you compare different approaches by taking into consideration scholarships, grants, loans and your personal savings.

Use the calculator to compare various approaches that may reduce student loan payments in the future.

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Important. This calculator is provided for educational purposes only and is not meant as legal, tax, estate planning or investment advice. You should review your overall tax plan with a tax professional. The results of these calculations are estimates based solely on user input and the assumptions of the calculator program. All examples are hypothetical and intended for illustrative purposes only. Investment results do not represent the future performance of any Franklin Templeton funds or 529 college investment plan.



Financial Aid Calculator

Use the financial aid calculator tool to help estimate your child’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) before completing the FAFSA.

Please note that this calculator only provides directional information. You should complete the FAFSA for actual calculations.

College Search Tool

Help narrow down colleges using the college search tool – search by net price, selectivity, setting, graduation rate and more.

Scholarship Search Tool

There are many scholarship opportunities available – use the scholarship search tool to help uncover potential additional sources of college funding.