Calculators and Resources

Ways to Pay

Families typically pay for college using many resources – income, savings, financial aid, tax breaks and borrowing.

Visit FAME for more on paying for college.


Student Loan/Salary Calculator

Wondering how much you need to earn to pay your student loan debt? FAME’s interactive calculator can help you figure out how much you should borrow based on expected future earnings.

Budget Calculator

Use this online calculator to create a monthly budget.

Comparing Costs & Financial Aid Awards

Compare award packages from several schools using BigFuture™ by The College Board’s online tool.

Net Price Calculator

Net Price Calculator is an online tool that calculates your estimated annual cost to attend each school. Net Price Calculator can be found on each school’s website. Sometimes, it is also called a cost calculator or financial aid estimator.

Repayment Estimator

Use Federal Student Aid’s Repayment Estimator to learn which plans you may be eligible for and estimate how much your monthly payment would be for various federal student loans.

Savings Calculator

Calculate how much your account will be worth in the future, and the interest earned.

Additional Programs

You may be eligible for these other programs that can help you reduce the amount you need to borrow or refinance. 

Opportunity Maine 

The Opportunity Maine Tax Credit reimburses student loan payments for college graduates who live and work in Maine.

Check out other tax benefits.

Additional Profession-Specific Loan and Grant Programs  

Other FAME-administered education loan and grant programs may be the right fit for you, including some with a loan-forgiveness feature.

Educators for Maine Program
Maine Dental Education Loan Program
Maine Dental Education Loan Repayment Program
Maine Health Professions Loan Program
Maine Veterinary Medicine Loan Program