Beta Tool: College Abacus Sizes Up Financial Aid Packages
BETA COLLEGE ABACUS aggregates all your college financial aid information (whether from estimates or actual awards letters) in a single place for easy comparison. Using net price calculators mandated by the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act, College Abacus can generate official estimates for over 2500 institutions. College Abacus hopes to accelerate the transition from complex financial aid award letters to the simplified financial aid shopping sheet unveiled by the U.S. Dept of Ed.
(And if you're looking for tools that aim to help you or your child apply to college, check out Ben Stern's recent "Because You Asked" column on "Tools To Help Students Apply For College.")