In late Fall of 2018, we will send you your account login and information about adding your college financial award letter. Know that we will never sell your information.Join Beta Program
When you receive your College Financial Award Offer Letter, add the information including costs, grants, and loans. Answer when you might graduate and potential first job.
Immediatly after adding your award letter, you can see your estimated monthly student loan payment. You can even select a job to see the potential starting salary and degree requirements.
Remember that you are in control of your financial future. What if you borrow less? Or borrow more? Use College Forecaster's interactive features to see how your payment is affected.
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A 2015 study by the Federal Reserve Board found that when aware of their estimated debt, students borrowed on average $1,300 less, registered for more credits, and earned a higher GPA.
"As both an administrator in higher education and the parent of a college student, I found College Forecaster to be an incredibly helpful planning tool. Now more than ever, college and graduate school is a worthy but significant financial investment. This program gives students a clear and unbiased look at what their chosen academic path could cost, and how that will impact their future income when their loans are in repayment. Every student planning for higher education should use this program."
Nearly 8 million college students are asked to accept loans each year. Unlike bank loans, student loans are presented without an understanding of the long-term financial impact. Brittany and Sam want to change that and provide students the information they need to confidently make decisions and plan for their financial future.
When Brittany switched careers from banking to pursue a degree in IT, she was frustrated that there was no clear process available to estimate what her student loan payment might be after graduation. Mostly, she just wanted assurance that she could support her family after graduation. Then she met Sam who had the same frustration as a college student about the complexity and lack of transparency in student lending. A friendship (and partnership) was born, and passion for empowering others with information through financial literacy.Contact Us
We will begin the beta program this Fall 2018, in time for any early College Financial Award Offer letters. Sign up today!
Before we make our debut to the world, we want to ensure that we have built a quality product. For us, this means making financial stuff less overwhelming and intimidating. We want to provide information in a way that makes sense and enough information for you to make an informed decision.
Yes. You can add any existing student loans (federal and private loans). A helpful link is provided on the page for quick access to your federal loan information.
Not exactly. While there are some states that require colleges and universities to disclose your monthly payment based on what you owe now, College Forecaster's solution offers an interactive tool to estimate what your student loan payment might be after graduation. We fill in this gap, then go further to provide additional career and salary information, tailored to you.
At this time, this service is only available for public and private colleges and universities in the United States and U.S. Territories.