Examining the Merit of Merit Aid

On its surface, merit aid for college is an appealing concept to most parents, especially those who are Moms and Dads of high-achieving students. But questions and objections start to arise with attempts at implementation of merit aid, as colleges try to ensure that...

Time to Think Globally

Back-and-forth between professors and students just isn’t the norm in much of Europe. But John Ferrel didn’t know that when he spent a semester at the University of Burgos in Spain before graduating in May from Boston University. “A couple of times I...

College Fire Safety

Fire safety should be a priority in evaluating accommodations both before and after entering college. Your students should be aware of housing authority safety policies or create their own check list if living off campus: Is there an automatic fire alarm (one that...

Ten Factors in Student Success

College Parents of America operates with a premise that every student wants to succeed.  We also believe that part of your role as a parent is to help your student to succeed frequently as the school year begins, and to aid him or her in attaining a higher level...

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