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College Planning Guide

Learn about the different options for financing your or your child’s education, how to find the right college for you or your child, and get information about what you can expect from college life.
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The ECU College Planning Center

Log in or create a free account by clicking "Get Started", to use this resource.

The ECU College Planning Center is a robust platform with age-appropriate guidance to empower families on preparing, financing and successfully applying to college.
Student Loan Repayment Calculator

Student Loan Repayment Calculator

Use the Student Loan Repayment Calculator to estimate monthly loan payments, consider loan affordability and to see how paying interest while in school saves money over the life of a loan.
College Search

College Search

Use the College Search tool to find the college that might be right for you. This tool allows you to sort by public or private schools, the fields of study available, location, graduation rate and more.
Scholarship Search

Scholarship Search

Use the Scholarship Search tool to find opportunities to apply for scholarships. This tool allows you to customize your search to see if there’s a scholarship application that might fit you.
Financial Aid Calculator

Financial Aid Calculator

Use the Financial Aid EFC calculator to gain insight into your potential financial aid eligibility and to estimate your family’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
College Savings Estimator

College Savings Estimator

Use this tool to determine approximately how much money you need to save to pay for college. If you are a parent or an advisor, answer the following questions about a prospective student. You can add more students later on. Let's begin.