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Prepaid Tuition and 529 College Savings Plan Calculator

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Prepaid tuition plans are investment vehicles where the return on investment is pegged to increases in college tuition rates. This calculator compares the investment performance of prepaid tuition plans with those of other types of investments.

In the "Years until Matriculation" field, enter the number of years until the student enrolls in college for the first time. A student who just started the freshman year in high school will matriculate in four years. A newborn baby will matriculate in approximately 17 years. In the "Prepaid Tuition Lump Sum Investment" field, enter the lump sum required for a single year's worth of prepaid tuition.

The analysis performed by this calculator is also useful in comparing 529 college savings plans with taxable investments.


Prepaid Tuition Lump Sum Investment:
Current Tuition Rate:
Tuition Inflation Rate:
Alternate Investment Rate of Return on Investment:
Years until Matriculation:
State Income Tax Rate:
Federal Income Tax Rate:
Are prepaid tuition plan contributions deductible on state income taxes? Yes
No
Is the alternate investment taxable? Yes
No
 

 
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