College can be one of the best times of your life, albeit stressful and difficult at times, but a valuable point in one’s personal life and growth. College can also be one of the most expensive. As we have written before, the average 2016 college grad left college with $37,172 in student debt. Here are five practical financial tips for college students.read more
FAFSA can equal money for college parents. However it is best if you file early and take care to answer honestly. Those are always topics we aim to discuss in a clear and transparent way for college parents.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.
One of the greatest concerns of college parents has to do with the health and well being of their college student.read more
83% of families believe students will earn more money with a college degree.read more
Moving your student to college is often filled with stress, sweat and emotion. So being prepared is vital to making the most of this moment and leaving your student on campus both confident and secure.read more
Becoming a college parent for the first time brings a number of new things. New language, new customers and even new legal rights for your student. One of our purposes is to help college families avoid surprises. So this post aims to clarify some of the most common topics.read more
Parents Growing Less Confident in Students’ Ability to Finish College; Families Worry About Financial Blow from Temporary Withdrawal
According to the 2018 Allianz Tuition Insurance College Confidence Index, parents are more concerned than a year ago about their child’s ability to finish college without needing to withdraw, though students’ level of confidence in finishing held steady. However, both still see significant financial implications of an early college withdrawal, estimating a loss of about $10,000. Despite their concern about withdrawal and financial losses, both groups also admit to not being able to recall their college’s refund policy.read more
If you are like most college parents, you are unaware if your college or university will provide a refund if your student is forced to withdraw mid-semester for health or medical reasons. In a 2017 survey of college officials, only 16% of schools reported providing 100% refunds. That’s when tuition insurance can help. Tuition insurance provides a refund when a college or university may not.read more
The reality is that 75% of all mental health conditions begin by age 24. That’s why the college years are so critical for families to be prepared to understand and speak about mental health issues.read more