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Back-To-School: Why It’s Good to Be Hands-Off at the Start of Classes

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:
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2019 College Humor: First Day of School & First Day of College

The first comic in the College Parents of America Humor series is now available! This comic, created by a collaborative effort between College Parents of America and Hector Curriel, addresses the stark difference between the first day of elementary school and the first day of college
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Humor: First Day of School & First Day of College

The first comic in the College Parents of America Humor series is now available! This comic, created by a collaborative effort between College Parents of America and Hector Curriel, addresses the stark difference between the first day of elementary school and the first day of college
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State Insurance Commissioners Recommend Renters Insurance for College Students

Nearly twice as many state insurance commissioners recommend renters insurance to college students in 2016 as did in 2013. In fact, the latest trend builds on an earlier report by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) that recommended college students consider the benefits of purchasing renters insurance. NAIC recommends that “college students renting an off-campus apartment or house while away at school should consider purchasing renters insurance to protect their personal property, such as a computer, electronics, bicycle or furniture, in the event that it is damaged, destroyed or stolen.”
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First weeks can be tough for college kids

A couple million sets of U.S. parents just realized a dream: They sent sons and daughters off to colleges. Most immediately set their sights on a new dream: attending graduation ceremonies at those colleges.But right about now, some are getting the first clues that might not happen. A few know it won't — because their kids have already dropped out.
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Helping Your Child Transition to College

As you settle into your new role as a College Parent , take a few minutes to read the article Helping Your Child Transition to College . The Article originally appeared on Jody Michael Associate’s blog. It is very rare that we re- print an entire article but we felt the article was perfect reading […]
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Parents: College Students Need Renters Insurance & it Can Help You Too

College students are heading back to school, many with the help of their parents who have invested thousands of dollars in laptops, smartphones, bicycles and textbooks on students’ packing lists. Consider this - how will your student and family replace these items if they were affected by theft, fire, water damage, and other risks?
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Back to School – What Makes 2016 Unique

The steps of college are upon us and are evidence that parents have faith that the world can be improved through higher education. It is true that a higher education can help our students to comprehend and be better prepared to address the challenges of the world. As college parents - there are a few reminders that are worth highlighting for this year.
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Do College Students Need Renters Insurance or Does a Homeowners Policy Provide the Right Coverage?

Sep. 6, 2013 - BOSTON -- College students are heading back to school this month and they’re bringing a lot of stuff with them. In 2012, the average student spent $907.22 on back to college shopping*.  With laptops, smartphones, bicycles and textbooks on students’ packing lists, it would be financially difficult to replace these items if they were affected by theft, fire, water damage, and other risks are not uncommon on college campuses and apartments.
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Back to College Spending 2013: The Numbers from the National Retail Foundation Survey

(photo by flickr user Jimmie)