This is one of our favorite early contributions from an editor of College Parents of America. Enjoy a poem in good humor for college parents and families around the nation.read more
Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the house
College applications were stirring, waiting the click of a mouse;
The essays were done, saved as word docs with care,
In hopes that high SAT scores soon would be there;
The 12th-graders were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of acceptance letters danced in their heads;
And Mom with shrinking checkbook and Dad with plunging market cap,
Found it difficult to relax for a long winter’s nap;
For current college parents, the twelve days of Christmas don’t end with a partridge and a pear tree. In fact, the year-end holidays don’t seem to end at all. Increasingly, colleges and universities are scheduling longer and longer periods of time between the last day of fall finals and the first day of spring semester. Beginning as early as mid-December, those of you who are current college parents began to have your sons and daughters come home for the holidays.read more
College Parents of America aims to share tips, insights, and humor to make parenting easier for all of us. Enjoy.read more
December is a hectic month for college-bound parents and their students. For students who have applied for an early admission decision, they will likely hear the results this month while also working to complete their applications to other colleges or universities.read more
This is the time of year when college families are looking for tips and insights into the college admissions process. Over the year’s we have published lists of suggestions but one of the best sources to gain some quick tips and insights to the admissions process is from the founder of Princeton Review and Tutor.com – John Katzman.read more
College families and their students are wise to consider some practical questions about campus safety.read more
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.
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