The Initial Research Behind Our Tuition Insurance Offer
In my most recent column, published on May 26, I made the case for the purchase of tuition insurance, which thanks to our partnership with GradGuard, a service of Next Generation Insurance, Inc., is now available as an embedded benefit in College Parents of America membership.In that column, I touched on the research our organization did as we put together this benefit and I would like to review more of our analysis with you today.
The Early-Bird Dilemma
When Harvard, Princeton, and the University of Virginia announced last fall that they would drop their early admissions options because they gave an unfair advantage to affluent students, many college counselors held their breath. Would early decision go the way of kegs in dormitories?Not for now, at least. Early admission is still going strong at many colleges and universities, including many top-tier schools.
Tough Times for Girls?
The University of Richmond, like many small liberal arts colleges, has its roots in single-sex education. The campus, which sits on a picturesque 350 acres of woodland a few miles outside the Virginia state capital, was once two schools: Westhampton and Richmond colleges, on opposite sides of a small lake. The campuses merged around the turn of the 20th century, creating the coed institution that exists today. The delicate balance between men and women at Richmond has always been a tricky thing to manage.