Whether your student is a freshman or a senior, it is important to keep track of important dates throughout each semester. Keep your dates organized by downloading the College Parents of America Academic Year Calendar Checklist.
Augmenting your college campus tour with apps
picture of a campus tour, taken by flickr user the camera is a toy. (cc license) Taking a campus tour this Spring? There may be an app for that.
Athletic fee a big cost for college students
Of the $9,855 in undergraduate tuition and fees charged to Virginia residents this academic year by Longwood University in Farmville, $2,022 - about one-fifth - covers a single fee for athletics.
FAFSA – Do it Early & Honestly
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.
Recommended Tools for Comparing College Costs
pic from flickr user 401(K)2012 As your college-bound family considers a college, there are many considerations. Job placement rate, quality of program, and graduation rate should always be considered. However, for most families, finances play an important role in college choice. Recent research confirms this, showing that families are coping with rising college costs by more frequently having students choose to live at home, take online classes or graduate early. Comparing the cost of schools before acceptance can be tricky. This difficulty is compounded by the fact that scholarships and grants may not be known until after the acceptance process is complete. However, for those who wish to ballpark possible pre-grant and pre-scholarship costs, there are quite a few ways to go about it. Here are a few that College Parents of America like: