Empty Nest

Don’t worry if you’re feeling a little sad about your student leaving home for the first time – it’s perfectly normal, assures Dr. Bill Pfohl, a professor of psychology at Western Kentucky University. (And yes, it will get easier!) If it hasn’t...

BACHELOR’S DEGREE COMPLETION IN U.S. LAGS

For the U.S. higher education system, it may be a case of perception being better than reality, at least when it comes to how we compare to the rest of the world. Survey after survey seem to confirm the U.S. as having the best universities on the planet, and we...

529 College Savings Plans

If you have heard about 529 plans, you may be overwhelmed with the overload of information that is available on them and somewhat confused on which 529 plans are best for your family. First of all, it is important to know what the key benefits of 529 plans are and how...

Building Trust Between Colleges and Parents

Presidents of colleges and universities love to talk. They love to talk about the schools they lead, and why they are great. They love to talk about problems facing America and the world, and how U.S. higher education is producing the next generation of leaders to...

A Parent’s Guide to Insurance for College Students

Students heading off to college, especially for the first time, face many insurance issues that they or you may not have considered. Here’s a quick look at four of those issues. Renter’s insurance. Probably the most overlooked form of insurance coverage...

Don’t be a Thanksgiving Turkey

Many of you will soon be parents of freshman in college and, at some point not too far off, you may be picking up your son or daughter at the airport, train station or appointed car-pooling spot as he or she returns from school for the Thanksgiving holiday. You...

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