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June 6, 2005

Each year, college-bound students grapple with many of the same questions:

  • "How much will college cost me?"
  • "Is a college degree really worth the cost?"
  • "Do I need to get a job to help cover expenses beyond tuition and rent?"
  • "Can I get my grades up to get into my dream school?"

To help answer these and other questions,—The Wall Street Journal’s guide for career-minded college students—has partnered with—a one-stop scholarship and college admissions resource—to incorporate four new college calculators into its online offerings. These interactive tools are designed to help students and parents with a variety of topics, from making sense of financial-aid packages to budgeting for annual expenses. These interactive tools provide results that are customized for each user. They include:

  • Financial Aid Award Evaluator—Compare award packages from colleges side-by-side, and gain a better understanding of the "real" cost of college.
  • Value of College Calculator—Take a top-level look at the economics of a college education and learn how a degree can pay for itself during a student’s lifetime.
  • College Expense Calculator—Lay out a budget for common college expenses, and find out just how much college may cost beyond tuition, room and board.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculator—Play the "what-if" game, running through various scenarios to find out the impact of classes on a student’s GPA.

"We are happy to partner with and bring our best-of-breed calculators to one of the premier sites for college-bound students," said Mark Rothbaum, president of

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