The easiest way to estimate college cost

The cost of college is not the sticker price shown online. With Meadow, you can search any school, find out how much you’ll actually have to pay, and plan your personalized path to an affordable education.

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The world’s leading higher education institutions trust Meadow

Why Meadow?

Paying for college is complicated. It doesn’t have to be.

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Personalized estimates

Get a personalized cost, financial aid, and loan estimate from any school in under 5 minutes.

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Guided planning

We do the math for you and help you find the most affordable way to cover your costs.

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Clear comparisons

Add your schools and compare costs side by side.

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How Meadow works

Meadow makes it easy to get clear and reliable cost estimates for any college or university.

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Personalize your information

Fill out a short set of onboarding questions in under 5mins. We’ll instantly  generate your personalized estimates.


Search your schools

Search any school you’re considering applying to or browse our list of recommendations.


Create your plan

Refine your estimate, add your sources of funding, and find out exactly how much you’ll need to pay out of pocket.


Compare your estimates

Add schools to your list, compare estimates, and make an informed decision about where to enroll.

“There’s nothing like this out there that makes the finances clear, but that’s all that really matters to us.”


Incoming Freshman, American University

“I would 10/10 recommend this to anyone who is applying to college! You’ll be way less stressed about paying because it helps you plan in advance and know what to expect.”


Sophomore, Drake University

“This is incredibly helpful for applying to schools because it helps you make a more informed decision about where to go.”


Junior, Cal State - East Bay

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Calculate your costs

Search for your colleges and start paving your path to an affordable education today.