Best Tools to Pay for College

Paying for your or your child's college education? These tools can help you manage costs.

As the cost of a college education continues to grow, so does the need for tools to manage the costs. In 2014-15, the average sticker price for tuition, fees, room and board at a four-year public institution was $18,943 for in-state students and $32,762 for out-of-state students, and the average sticker price of a four-year private college was $42,419, according to College Board.

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Kaitlin Pitsker
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Pitsker joined Kiplinger in the summer of 2012. Previously, she interned at the Post-Standard newspaper in Syracuse, N.Y., and with Chronogram magazine in Kingston, N.Y. She holds a BS in magazine journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.