Research & Advocacy
Paying for College
Decoding the Cost of College
Our bi-annual research on College Parents consistently finds that paying for college is most often the 2nd largest expense in the life of a family. Next to purchasing a home, paying for college can be a daunting event.
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Habits Build Student Success
At College Parents of America, we strive to provide valuable resource information to our members, as well as vigorous advocacy.While many of my recent columns have centered around some of the key advocacy issues that we are focusing on – to serve you – here in Washington, DC, we also work to benefit you with resource information that hits home wherever you live.One of those key resource areas involves the question of academic preparation for college, not just what it takes to get in to school, but what it takes to succeed.
College Tip: 5 Paths to College Success
In our twenty years of efforts to serve college parents, there are a few noteworthy voices who provided valuable insights into what is required by families, students, institutions and communities to promote & define college success. That's why we are pleased to showcase an article below by Brandon Busteed who successfully served as the Executive Director, Education and Workforce Development, at Gallup.
Record Levels of Adult Children Live with Parents & 3 Tips for Your Family
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.
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 […]