Is the Cost of Graduate School Worth it?

There are a few reasons to go back to graduate school: personal development, professional development, and last, but not least, a nice pay increase. As you start to think about getting your online master’s degree, are you taking into account all the right financial factors?

Learn Vest, an online financial advisement site, put together a calculator to help you figure out if, in the long run, graduate school is really worth it for you, based upon what you’re currently making, how much school will cost, and when you’ll retire, among other factors.

You can figure out if graduate school is worth it for you by clicking here and filling out a short form. If it is, head over to and find your best matches in accredited master’s degree programs!

Are you thinking about going back to graduate school? Did this calculator help you make a decision? Let us know in the comments below!