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Most Families Say College is Worth the Cost
83% of families believe students will earn more money with a college degree.
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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.
Half of College Students Surveyed Worry They Won’t Graduate
Over the past twenty-years, much of the work of College Parents of America has been focused on highlighting research and promoting actionable insights for families to support their college student through to graduation. As a result, it is noteworthy to see Allianz Global Assistance, publish research into the confidence college families and students have in higher education.
Jed Foundation: Summer & Back To School Tips for College Students
Depending on when your school starts, you're probably weeks or maybe a short month from the start of classes. How do the college mental health experts at the Jed Foundation suggest that you spend those remaining days?
First weeks can be tough for college kids
A couple million sets of U.S. parents just realized a dream: They sent sons and daughters off to colleges. Most immediately set their sights on a new dream: attending graduation ceremonies at those colleges.But right about now, some are getting the first clues that might not happen. A few know it won't — because their kids have already dropped out.