How America Pays for College 2017, a national study by Sallie Mae® and Ipsos, looks at undergraduate families' attitudes toward college, how much they spent, and the sources they used to pay for it. Did you know scholarships and grants cover 35% of college costs?...read more
Tips for college parents in supporting their new college graduate in finding a job.read more
College can be one of the best times of your life, albeit stressful and difficult at times, but a valuable point in one’s personal life and growth. College can also be one of the most expensive. As we have written before, the average 2016 college grad left college with $37,172 in student debt. Here are five practical financial tips for college students.read more
Nowadays, a decent laptop is just as essential to a college student as pencil and paper. Not only does it help to get school work done faster and more efficiently, but it also opens doors to unlimited amounts of educational resources and useful information. If you're...read more
The American College Health Association annual survey on National College Health student health reports incidents such as illnesses, accidents, and injuries can frequently happen, even to young and healthy college students. The good news is that college families can protect their investment by purchasing tuition insurance coverage starting at $29.95 for $2,500 per term.read more
Receiving an offer for an internship or job can be an overwhelming decision, particularly for a college student or recent graduate looking to start their career off on the right foot. Luckily, your student can talk with other professionals (such as yourself) who can lend a hand in making these tough choices.
What are the most important factors to consider when evaluating internship and job offers?
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Many years ago we heard a statement that the real job of a parent is to help their children find their purpose. New research from Strada Education Network and Gallup provide new insights into the decision-making surrounding a college education. Given the ever-growing cost of college, this is a timely topic for students and families across the country.read more
Many times — maybe too many — high school seniors are just so happy to be accepted to their dream school that they don't give a second thought to the financial implications of their college choice. Then reality sinks in when they start digging into the details of...read more
As college parents, we often worry about the health and well-being of our students. Fortunately, there are thousands of professionals who share this concern and deliver direct services to college students to maintain their health and help them to complete their...read more
The share of young Americans living with parents hit a high of 40.9% in 1940, just a year after the official end of the Great Depression, and fell to a low of 24.1% in 1960. It hovered between about 31% and 33% from 1980 to the mid-2000s, when the rate started climbing steadily.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