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
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
College Parents often ask what is college life really like. With polarized politics, rising student debt, mental health concerns, and increased institutional efforts to confront and prevent campus sexual assault represent some of the heated national topics that...read more
May 1st is the deadline for college decisions and therefore the stress is growing across the nation as students determine with some helpful guidance of their parents the right college for them to choose.read more
The college visit is an important part of the college admissions process, but parents may not be sure how best to participate in and maximize that visit. This article suggests some things parents should think about as they prepare for and make the college visit.
According to VisitDays, about a quarter of campus visits by prospective students occur in April. So now is the time to consider how to make the most of your visit and how best to use your time on campus.
Valentines Day is here again. So there may not be a better time than to discuss sex in college. College sex is a real issue but how do we know what is actually happening? College Parents of America went out to find the truth beyond the headlines. The recent book...read more
Money. Money for college. Those are always topics we aim to discuss in a clear and transparent way for college parents. First, financial aid isn’t always as simple as qualifying according to need–when you file also matters. Also, defrauding the government with regard to financial aid is a terrible idea.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