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    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 parent’s 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

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    College Tip: 5 Paths to College Success

    College Tip: 5 Paths to College Success

    In our twenty years of efforts to serve college parents, there are a few noteworthy voices who provided valuable insights into what is required by families, students, institutions and communities to promote & define college success.  That’s why we are pleased to showcase an article below by Brandon Busteed who successfully served as the Executive Director, Education and Workforce Development, at Gallup.

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    Assessing Campus Security

    Assessing Campus Security

    While your child may be eager to visit colleges to check out the dorms, the study and athletic facilities, the food and the social atmosphere, what shouldn’t be overlooked is the level of security provided on campus. Most high school students would not rate this as one of their primary concerns when considering which college to attend, which is why it is often up to their parents to ask important questions about the safety of where their children may be spending the next several years.