Research & Advocacy
Paying for College
How Big a Problem is Student Loan Debt?
Recently, the Atlantic posted an article called The Myth of the Student-Loan Crisis. It's worth the quick read, but it's also worth a discussion.
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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.
Clery Center Celebrates 30 Years of Safer Campuses
The concerns of college parents about the well-being and safety of their students has a paramount issue for college families. As a result, we are pleased to recognize and thank the Clery Center for the 30 years of dedicated service to the schools, students and families.
2016 Survey of College Parents
We are pleased to share the results of the 2016 biennial survey of college parents. The findings of this report are consistent with our prior the two prior research studies and confirms that “college families are an important source of support for increasing student success and college completion.” The 2016 survey of more than 510 College Parents conducted by College Parents of America through internet channels and subscribers in late June of 2016. We have a high degree of confidence that the survey is directionally correct and will be valuable to colleges and universities as well as other stakeholders interested in increasing rates of college completion.
Discounts or Scholarships? 50% off a College Education?
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 true scholarship from what would otherwise be viewed as a […]