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College Affordability and Transparency Center

The College Affordability and Transparency Center (CATC) was designed by the U.S. Department of Education to meet requirements in the Higher Education Opportunity Act and to provide better information to student and parent consumers about college costs.

It serves as a central point to several tools that allow users to compare colleges tuition and fees, net price, and other characteristics. The CATC is maintained by the Office of Postsecondary Education with support and technical assistance from the National Center of Education Statistics.

By clicking on the link below, you will find the following tools:

  • College Scorecard
  • Net Price Calculator Center
  • College Navigator
  • College Affordability and Transparencey List
  • 90/10 Information
  • State Spending Charts

Detailed descriptions of each are listed on the website, and provide you will additional links to the tools.


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