American Funds®

College Savings Calculator

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  • The calculator updates the current annual college cost to the most recent data available, so this figure may have changed.
  • If you entered a customized dollar amount for the current annual cost, it should be reflected below.

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Plan for the Costs of Higher Education
  • Compare the costs of different colleges or use national averages for public or private colleges
  • Consider scenarios where a portion of college costs will be funded by other sources (e.g., grandparents, scholarships, loans)
  • Generate a personalized report that includes a summary of projected savings and costs, as well as tips and strategies for college savings

Figures shown are hypothetical and for illustrative purposes only.

Child 1

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College Costs

2015 National Public Averages

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Current annual cost

As of December 1, 2015

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Savings Plan




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College Costs
Projected College Costs
Costs You Plan to Fund
$285,569 (100%)
Costs Not Funded by You
$0 (0%)
Ongoing monthly contributions may need to increase to $542 to meet the goal.
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Costs You Plan to Fund
Projected Savings Deficit/Surplus
  1. Current annual college cost figures are obtained from Peterson’s. The college costs may include tuition, room and board, and books and expenses as reported by Peterson’s. Copyright © 2015 Peterson’s, a Nelnet Company, and its licences. All rights reserved.
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  • All inputs except the current annual college cost will be saved.
  • The current annual cost will update to the latest data available when retrieved.
  • If you entered a customized annual cost, it will be saved.
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Customize Report

Report title:

College Savings Report

Change Start Year

If desired user can enter custom start year for college.