How Top5 Colleges Works

Student loan debt is now about $1.56T

Top5 Colleges List is a bold effort to address college affordability by promoting financial literacy. Our Multiple Scholarship Estimator provides cost and net price break-ups across multiple colleges and establishes a convenient comparison of out-of-pocket costs, and federal, state, and institutional awards.

Affecting students ​and families

The right financial planning for college gives students a higher chance to succeed in life. There is a social, political, and economic cost associated with student withdrawal or non-completion. Lack of adequate funds is one of the primary reasons for students ' withdrawal.

Top5 Colleges is here to help!

With our Multiple Scholarship Estimator Tool, we provide high school students and their families an easy way to compare financial aid across multiple colleges and universities. The current process is very time-consuming, and financial-aid estimates are confusing for students and their families. We provide an opportunity for students to take a single survey and compare what amount of financial aid they can potentially receive across hundreds of colleges and universities.
We provide an apples-to-apples comparison, and the process is not confusing or time-consuming. The 'Top Five List' is an essential tool for high school counselors who help students plan for college and determine their top choices.

How Does Top5 Colleges Work?

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Step 1: Complete Student Profile

You will share a bit about yourself and your household. What is your Expected Family Contribution? If you do not know, we have a calculator too.

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Step 2: Fill Academics Performance

Your high school name, type, GPA, standardized test score and desired field of study.



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Step 3: Select Your Colleges

Select colleges/ universities in your desired field. Choose from the list of colleges across multiple states.

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Step 4: Compare Financial-Aid

Get the fee details and financial aid offered by the colleges. Compare and plan for your financial success.

Benefits of Using Top5 Colleges' Multiple Scholarship Estimator

Affordable Tool

An affordable tool with no hidden prices. Multiple tooltips and helpful videos to support the user throughout the process.

Quick Comparison

Provides immediate access to a side-by-side comparison of preferred institutions supporting one of the most important decisions in the student's journey.

Fast & Easy-to-Use Tool

Built around an easy-to-use interface that is simple to follow and can be completed within a couple of minutes.

All Info in one place

Gives concise visibility to Institutional and Federal/State awards all in one place.

Easy to Understand

Critical information is at the fingertips of candidates, parents, and guidance counselors. Tabular results make it easy to follow.

Apply to College

Quick access to perform the next steps and continue the engagement with the preferred school application buttons.

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