Over the past twenty-years, much of the work of College Parents of America has been focused on highlighting research and promoting actionable insights for families to support their college student through to graduation. As a result, it is noteworthy to see Allianz Global Assistance, publish research into the confidence college families and students have in higher education.read more
We are delighted to publish the 2017-18 College Parent Handbook for Student Success. This publication marks the 20th-anniversary milestone of the founding of our organization. Since our founding, more than one million families have been served by our membership benefits and services. In the past 20 years, college has changed dramatically. What hasn’t changed is College Parents of America’s focus on our mission to help students succeed in school as well as after graduation.read more
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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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