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Keep up with rising college costs

The increasing importance of a college education is matched by increasing cost. A surprising sum will be needed to finance this long-term investment, but you can be ready by saving early with CollegeCounts. Find out how much you might need with our free college savings planner.

2015 Projected Cost of College 4 years Source: The College Board, “Trends in College Pricing,” 2015
Source: The College Board, “Trends in College Pricing,” 2015.
*Includes tuition, fees, and room and board. Assumes an average college cost inflation rate of 5%.

Value of a college degree

Today’s job market is more competitive than ever before, placing a premium on a college degree. Higher education provides an edge while opening up more career options and increasing earning potential. In fact, lifetime earnings for those with a college education can add up to more than a million dollars in additional income.

2015 Median Weekly Earnings of Full-Time Workers Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, News Release (October 20, 2015)Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, News Release (October 20, 2015).