A new online tool called College Abacus offers a simpler way for students to get real net price estimates on their cost of attending college. Designed to be usable on phones, the tool is meant to aid low-income students in particular figure out how much their tuition will be reduced by a Pell Grant at a particular school.
The tool comes from ECMC Group, a nonprofit guantor of loans. It includes infor from the White House’s College Scorecard. It does not, however, include tuition info about online colleges and universities.