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Paying for College
How Do You Make College Worth It?
Getting Good Value from a College Education
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Administrator Promoting Parental Involvement
The times they are a changin may be a song from the baby-boom era, but it is also a phrase that aptly describes how colleges are beginning to treat parents.Until the beginning of the 1990s, it was rare for any college or university to think of parents as anything other than good targets for fundraising. A typical pattern for schools was mail tuition bill, receive tuition payment, and send solicitation for annual fund.
Despite stagnating wages, college degree more valuable than ever
In last week's post from the New York Federal Reserve, authors argued that a college degree is at an all-time high. However, that argument comes with a coupld of important caveats. Researchers at the New York Federal Reserve looked through their data, adjusted for inflation and noted that the value of a degree is at an all-time high.
Financial Literacy for Parents and Students
Dear Parents:When your children leave home for college, they will face a host of new experiences and responsibilities. As a parent, you recognize that now they will be "on their own" to tackle life's basic functions - at the same time that they are adjusting to a new environment and new freedoms. To help your student in this transition, he/she should know the "financial facts of life" before opening that first checking account or making that first purchase on credit.