Make Knowing the True Cost of College easy. We provide confidential customized estimates of your prospective college costs for up to 15 schools of your choice.
How it works:
Email (CTAS Email) us your annual family income and the 15 colleges which you are considering attending but want to know your true cost. (You can use your latest IRS filings Adjusted Gross Income or an estimate of your family income during college attendance, whichever you prefer. This service is intended to help you assess and plan for paying for college – so no documentation required.). If there are academic or personal factors, such as GPA/test scores, that you think may affect college evaluations, please include that information.
You can contact us using a fictitious name or your real one. CTAS commits to maintaining strict confidentiality of all data. Read more about confidentiality terms here, which applies to all communication between us.
We will reply promptly within 2-3 days with the dollar estimates for both the upcoming academic year and obtaining the full degree over either 2 or 4 years. These full estimates include the inflation impact on later years per CTAS forecasts. CTAS will be available to answer questions or help you in other ways as a follow up – this is a personal service intended to help you successfully navigate your college career.
This is the true cost you will pay or owe, not the misleading (and often overstated!) full coast of attendance or the partial (and often understated) net price figures reported by colleges and found in places like Google and other guides. It includes tuition, fees, room & board (either on-campus or off) and other fees less grants from the colleges, and federal and state governments. Student loans and work study do not reduce the cost. Cost estimates include price discounts connected to family income and are generally based on average student GPA/test scores.
Finally, pay $100 using a credit card, Stripe or PayPal at the Join page, using the first option at the top of the page (“Confidential estimates of college costs”).
If you have any questions, or need clarification, contact us by clicking here. We will be happy to help and answer questions.