College Affordability and Transparency Center

Use these five tools to learn how much it will cost you to attend different colleges, how fast costs are going up, and why costs are going up.  The U.S. Department of Education provides a Transparency Center where you can get information about tuition and net prices at public and private colleges and universities.

There’s a net price calculator to estimate the true costs for attending a college, a navigator to compare colleges you are considering by cost and other criteria, and state spending charts to see how states are changing funding to their colleges and universities.