Department of Defense Consumer Information Tools

 The following tools have been provided by the Department of Defense to help you explore your educational options:

The College Scorecard, a consumer planning tool and resource that assists prospective students and their families as they evaluate options in selecting a school, is located at: http://collegecost.ed.gov/scorecard/

The College Navigator is a consumer tool that provides school information to include tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates and features a cost calculator and school comparison tool.  The College Navigator is located at:  http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a model aid award letter designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school. The shopping sheet can be accessed at: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/guid/aid-offer/index.html

The ‘Paying for College’ Web page can be used by prospective students to enter the names of up to three schools and receive detailed financial information on each one and to enter actual financial aid award information. The tool can be accessed at: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/paying-for-college/.