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Create Your College Budget

The Department of Education’s Creating Your Budget page can help you compare college or career school expenses against your potential income and financial aid. Find out whether your potential income and financial aid resources will cover school costs and see what additional savings or other support you might need.

Net Price Calculator Center

The U.S. Department of Education Net Price Calculator Center allows you to research costs at a specific school. You can enter your personal information and learn what similar students paid to attend the institution in the previous year, after taking grants and scholarship aid into account.

Federal Student Aid

The U.S. Department of Education offers financial aid to qualified students. But where do you begin?

Transportation Options: Getting You to Work

Spouses who want to work may sometimes face transportation challenges. Explore suggestions, ideas and possible solutions to help you get to work.

Child Care Aware Directory

Child Care Aware has collaborated with the Department of Defense to help military families find and pay for child care. Use their service-specific search option to find your best child care options.

Know Before You Owe Shopping Sheet

The U.S. Department of Education’s 'Know Before You Owe Shopping Sheet' helps potential and current students evaluate the true cost of education. You can use this tool to determine your out-of-pocket expenses for a school year.

Transportation and Housing Costs

The U.S. Department of Transportation has established that combined transportation and housing decisions can save money and build wealth. “Transportation and Housing Costs” explains that finding a job closer to home can increase your disposable income.

IRS Withholding Calculator

The "IRS Withholding Calculator" helps you determine the right amount of federal income tax you should have deducted from your paycheck each month. This may keep you from owing taxes at the end of the year or paying too much tax out of your paycheck during the year.

Preparing for Financial Success after Transition from the Military


Learn how your family’s finances may change after transition, what you can do to prepare for financial success and where you can go to get help.

Understanding Flexible Spending

Some employers offer flexible spending arrangements as part of their benefit program. An FSA is a great option for some employees. Determine if an FSA makes sense for your family before deciding to enroll.