Our RealSteps> approach brings clarity and confidence to college planning.

Our resources help you "do your homework" as you explore the world of education funding. So whether you seek planning, funding or savings strategies for higher education, we'll help get your graduate off to the right start.

Saving for College

It's never too early to begin saving for your child's education.

Preparing for College

Get academics and finances in order, anticipate costs and explore sources of available funding.

College & Beyond

Create a budget, track expenses, open a bank account and build credit.

Price of an undergraduate degree1

$84,000

Cost of a public four-year in-state college today

$202,000

Cost of a public four-year in-state college in 18 years

$1,000,000

Increased lifetime earning potential from an undergraduate degree

How the average family pays for college expenses2


1The College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges; Trends in Student Aid 2015. Estimate assumes the ability to graduate in 4 years, and a 5% annual increase in college costs. Estimate includes tuition, room and board. U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey.

2Sallie Mae & Ipsos, "How America Pays for College 2014"


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Run the Numbers

Estimate what it may take to save for your child's education.


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