Many college parents have been asking us about tuition insurance. Tuition insurance is an affordable form of protection that reimburses a college student / family if they are forced to complete a withdrawal from college due to a covered reason. Part of the growing interest relates to new forms of tuition insurance that are now available through Allianz and GradGuard. A.W. Dewar’s has offered tuition refund insurance for 80+ years, but these new providers have entered developed new approaches to helping families protect the nearly $500 billion invested in a college education annually. Typical tuition insurance programs, which only offer tuition refunds when a student withdraws due to illness, injury, psychological conditions or death.
For many families, summer passes at a leisurely pace. But not for anxious parents preparing for college dropoff. They feel time hurtling toward that dreaded day in August or September when the moment will come to say goodbye. Here is some advice from a veteran professor about how to manage the protective parent instinct.” Professor Alexander says that many new college parents struggle with this dilemma: What am I supposed to be to my child now, and how am I supposed to be it? College Parents of America is here to help promote greater college completion with tips, insights and humor.
What is a 1098-T Form? The 1098-T Tax form is a form eligible colleges or other post-secondary institutions send to students who in the previous tax year paid “qualified educational expenses”. What are Qualified Education Expenses? Qualified education expenses can...
At College Parents of America, we strive to provide valuable resource information to our members, as well as vigorous advocacy.
While many of my recent columns have centered around some of the key advocacy issues that we are focusing on – to serve you – here in Washington, DC, we also work to benefit you with resource information that hits home wherever you live.
One of those key resource areas involves the question of academic preparation for college, not just what it takes to get in to school, but what it takes to succeed.
As high school seniors choose the colleges they’ll attend this fall, many parents are finding that a Relationships 101 course is not only a good idea, it’s required.
Teresa Cowan, 44, of Detroit took a crash course.
When her son, Cassly Sullen III, left for Prairie View A&M in Texas a year and a half ago, she was excited to see him grow up, but nervous about him leaving home.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (sometimes referred to as the Buckley Amendment) was designed to protect the privacy of educational records and to establish the rights of students to inspect and review their educational records. It also provided control over the release of educational record information. The original intent of this legislation was to keep elementary and high school records private and to give parents access to their child’s school records.
College classes start up again soon—and whether your student is a freshman or senior, it can be a stressful time for both parties due to finances, moving, and new experiences.
You might think that because you’re assisting financially – tuition payments, rent, food, or other expenses – that you have a say in the career path or courses your child chooses. But here’s why you should take a backseat at the start of this new semester:
It may sound strange, but if your family received a "scholarship" to buy a car would it lead you to buy it? We encourage college parents to consider the implications for your own college admissions experience and be careful to understand the difference between a...
The headline of the story is noteworthy – “I Am A College Student With 0% BAC” but for reasons that may not be obvious. According to 93,034 student responses to the 2015 ACHA National College Health Assessment approximately 21.3% of students have never used alcohol.
If you have a high school student, you may be wondering whether your student should be taking Advanced Placement, or AP courses. Advanced Placement, or AP, courses allow students to participate in college level classes as part of their high school curriculum. Most...