Paying For College: What You Need To Know

College Parents of America president James A. Boyle joined financial aid directors from New York University, Penn State and Wesleyan, as well as representatives from Sallie Mae and FinAid.org, in a live webcast on Tuesday, April 6 from 7 – 8:30 PM EDT: WSJ On Campus...

Bye Bye Baby Boomers

As college student affairs administrators gather in Chicago for their annual convention, they are coming to grips with a whole new generation of individuals invading their campuses. I’m not talking about a new generation of students, but a transitioning generation of...

The Early-Bird Dilemma

When Harvard, Princeton, and the University of Virginia announced last fall that they would drop their early admissions options because they gave an unfair advantage to affluent students, many college counselors held their breath. Would early decision go the way of...

Tuition Insurance Now Available to All College Parents

All of us have learned through experience, and occasionally from hard knocks, that it is best to insure an expensive purchase, whether it is a home, car, plane fare, luxury good or electronic device. Yet until now, one of the most expensive purchases that parents make...

A Fair College Deal for All

Higher education has assumed a central place in American life.  About two-thirds of high school graduates enroll in college within a year of receiving their diploma, while millions of adults attend college classes to improve their job skills, prepare for new...

It’s That Time of Year

Here in the midst of the holiday season, many of us find ourselves at celebrations with friends and family where the consumption of alcohol is involved. These are particularly important events for members of College Parents of America, because they are opportunities...

THE TRANSITION TO COLLEGE IS MAKE-OR-BREAK TIME

Can you recall the run-up to the birth of your first child, and how so much attention was focused on the expectations related to the act of birth itself? And then how you and your spouse returned from the hospital and had to change diapers, prepare warm bottles, and...

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