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College Parents of America is the nation’s only membership organization comprised of current and future college parents. Our mission is to assist families in the successful preparation, transition, adjustment, and completion through college.

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What Tuition Insurance Covers

What Tuition Insurance Covers

Many college parents have been asking us about tuition insurance. Tuition insurance is an affordable form of protection that reimburses a college student / family if they are forced to complete a withdrawal from college due to a covered reason. Part of the growing interest relates to new forms of tuition insurance that are now available through Allianz and GradGuard. A.W. Dewar’s has offered tuition refund insurance for 80+ years, but these new providers have entered developed new approaches to helping families protect the nearly $500 billion invested in a college education annually. Typical tuition insurance programs, which only offer tuition refunds when a student withdraws due to illness, injury, psychological conditions or death.

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A College Degree and a Dollar Will Get You Four Quarters

A College Degree and a Dollar Will Get You Four Quarters

A Texas prison inmate wrote me recently asking for a free copy of my book after reading about it in a newspaper column on the importance of soft skills in the job hunt. He justified the request with a claim that he achieved a 3.7 GPA in getting his associate’s degree and “acquired a lot of academic knowledge” but was not ready for the workforce when he completes his prison term soon. I hear this comment frequently from college graduates and current students everywhere from community college to the Ivies, and none of them are in jail.

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Financial Literacy for Parents and Students

Financial Literacy for Parents and Students

Dear Parents:

When your children leave home for college, they will face a host of new experiences and responsibilities. As a parent, you recognize that now they will be “on their own” to tackle life’s basic functions – at the same time that they are adjusting to a new environment and new freedoms. To help your student in this transition, he/she should know the “financial facts of life” before opening that first checking account or making that first purchase on credit.

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Top 7 – Unexpected Costs of College

Top 7 – Unexpected Costs of College

You have been preparing for years to be able to help finance your student’s education.  You’ve probably already discovered some additional costs that you might not have anticipated: application fees, SAT prep courses, and the costs of visiting numerous campuses to find just the right one.

Once your student has been accepted and is about to head off to school, you’ll receive your first tuition bill.  The bottom line on the statement may have shocked you, but at least you thought, you knew what was ahead.  However, don’t put your checkbook away just yet.

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Did you know…?

27%

Only 27% of parents surveyed recall being provided official notice of the school refund policy

79%

79% of parents believe that it is more difficult for today’s parents to save for college than it was for their parents’ generation

30,000

More than 30,000 burglaries are reported annually related to college students, including 15,000 residence hall burglaries

49%

When parents are asked of the medical withdrawal refund policy was disclosed, 49% were not sure.

21%

Only 21% of schools surveyed refund 100% for medical withdrawals

3,800

Each year, fire departments respond to over 3,800 fires in dormitories, fraternities, sororities and barracks

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