Research & Advocacy
Paying for College
Hidden Costs of College – Meal Plans & More
The New York Times published a useful article that highlights the challenges facing families and students managing the costs of college.
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Humor – Summer Job Plans
The thirteenth comic in the College Parents of America Humor series is now available on Collegeparents.org. This comic, a co-creation of College Parents of America and Hector Curriel, is particularly timely for students and parents negotiating summer budgets before back to school spending begins.
The Twelve Days of Christmas for Current College Parents
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5 Ways Parents Can Help With College Applications
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Our Gratitude for High School Counselors
A recent story by National Public Radio brought attention to the enormous value high school counselors provide within our schools and to our students and families.