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RESP savings calculator
Estimate your child(ren)'s future education costs, and see how your planned RESP savings, including contributions and grants, will cover those costs.
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Step 1: your child(ren)'s education details

TThe future cost of your child(ren)'s education depends on their current age, how long they will be in school, where and what they plan to study and whether they choose to live at home or away at school. Enter these details below, and see how different scenarios change estimated costs.

Child's first name: Child's age:
Enter your child's current age.
Child's age when starting their post-secondary education:
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Years of study:
Years of study tooltip
Province of study:
Province of study tooltip
Live at home or
live at home tooltip
Yearly tuition(current value): $
Yearly tuition tooltip
0 40,000
Yearly room and board
costs (current value):
Yearly room tooltip
0 20,000

Estimated inflation

Inflation is the rise in general cost of goods and services in an economy over time, and affects the cost of living, such as room and board. Tuition costs in Canada have typically risen faster than inflation over time. Enter the average increase you expect for each of these costs each year.

Estimated annual rise in tuition costs:     %
Estimated tution inflation
0.00 15.00
Estimated annual rise in room and board costs: %
Estimated room and board inflation
0.00 15.00

Step 2: your savings plan

The future value of your RESP depends on your current savings, how much you plan to contribute each year, any government grants and bonds, and the growth rate of your savings.

Household after-tax
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Approved for Canada Learning Bond:
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Current amount in RESPs: $
current resp amt tooltip
0 500,000
Estimated growth rate
of RESP savings:
Estimated growth tooltip
0.00 15.00
Total amount of
contributions to date:
Total amt tooltip
Your total RESP contributions cannot exceed $50,000, as the lifetime maximum contribution amount is $50,000 per child. Please enter another contribution amount.
0 250,000
Planned annual
contribution going forward:
Planned annual tooltip
0 100,000

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