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Paying for College
The Top Active Duty, Veterans, and Family Education Benefits
Finding Education Dollars for Military Families
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College Affordability & Student Loan Insurance
As a result, it seems prudent to consider why it is acceptable to place 100% of the burden of a student loan on a student when the school received the financial benefit and would potentially act differently if they shared the risk of student success. College Parents of America welcomes this discussion. It is timely for the United States to consider how we increase the capacity of our citizens to contribute and compete in a global economy.
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 […]