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2017 College Admissions – Decision Time
May 1st is the deadline for college decisions and therefore the stress is growing across the nation as students determine with some helpful guidance of their parents the right college for them to choose.
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The share of young Americans living with parents hit a high of 40.9% in 1940, just a year after the official end of the Great Depression, and fell to a low of 24.1% in 1960. It hovered between about 31% and 33% from 1980 to the mid-2000s, when the rate started climbing steadily.
Humor – Graduation Day
The twelfth comic in the College Parents of America Humor series is now available on collegeparents.org. This comic, made in a collaborative act between College Parents of America and Hector Curriel, is not truly part of the humor series, but instead extends our warmest congrats to students and parents of the class of 2014.
Thirty percent of freshmen won’t return for their sophomore year
William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, are the authors of “The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives and report in their New York Times article that "thirty percent of freshmen won’t return for their sophomore year, and the wheels can start to fall off as early as Thanksgiving." They suggest that what your college student needs most is practice running his or her own life — and college is a risky place to do that for the first time."
Fall 2021 Important Parent Student Loan Borrowing Facts
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