Students and Families Pay More Out of Pocket as Grant Aid Fails to Keep Up with Moderate Increases in Tuition and Fees
All college parents and families will benefit from the insights from the annual Trends in Higher Education report by the College Board. The capacity of families to contribute to an ever-growing cost of college is a pressing matter that is seen best in the context of general wage stagnation contained in this 2017 report.read more
The ninth comic in the College Parents of America Humor series is now available on Collegeparents.org.
This comic, created by collaboration between College Parents of America and Hector Curriel, deals with a combination of college pricing sticker shock and the state of cleanliness of many dorm rooms across the country.
A college degree is a powerful asset,” said Jack Remondi, President & CEO of Navient, in a statement. “But, borrowing for college and not graduating, has lasting negative consequences.read more
Alcohol isn’t the number-one cause of death for college students — car accidents are the single biggest killer — but drinking can still be deadly.read more
College is a whole different world than high school. Here’s are five essential tips for college parents and their students for their freshman year.read more
College Parents of America Humor series is now available on Collegeparents.org.read more
Please share with us. Consider how your voice and insights can help other college parents and families support their college-bound students.read more
Did you know…?
Only 27% of parents surveyed recall being provided official notice of the school refund policy
79% of parents believe that it is more difficult for today’s parents to save for college than it was for their parents’ generation
More than 30,000 burglaries are reported annually related to college students, including 15,000 residence hall burglaries
When parents are asked of the medical withdrawal refund policy was disclosed, 49% were not sure.
Only 21% of schools surveyed refund 100% for medical withdrawals
Each year, fire departments respond to over 3,800 fires in dormitories, fraternities, sororities and barracks