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Augmenting your college campus tour with apps
picture of a campus tour, taken by flickr user the camera is a toy. (cc license) Taking a campus tour this Spring? There may be an app for that.
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National Survey of College Parents
We are pleased to share the results of the 2016 biennial survey of college parents. The findings of this report are consistent with our prior the two prior research studies and confirms that “college families are an important source of support for increasing student success and college completion.” The 2016 survey of more than 510 College Parents conducted by College Parents of America through internet channels and subscribers in late June of 2016. We have a high degree of confidence that the survey is directionally correct and will be valuable to colleges and universities as well as other stakeholders interested in increasing rates of college completion.
Humor – Helicopter Parents Are Useful After All
The tenth comic in the College Parents of America Humor series is now available on Collegeparents.org. This comic, made in a collaborative act between College Parents of America and Hector Curriel, is a nod to helicopter parents everywhere.
If Your College Doesn’t Provide 100% Refunds, You Are Smart To Consider Tuition Insurance
If you are like most college parents, you are unaware if your college or university will provide a refund if your student is forced to withdraw mid-semester for health or medical reasons. In a 2017 survey of college officials, only 16% of schools reported providing 100% refunds. That's when tuition insurance can help. Tuition insurance provides a refund when a college or university may not.
Student Loan Tip: Do cosignors need life insurance to cover your student loans?
According to a recent article by Policy Genius, “The cost of college has skyrocketed over the last decade, resulting in $1.4 trillion of outstanding student loan debt. But college grads aren’t the only ones on the hook for their balances. Per student debt analytics firm MeasureOne, last school year, about 93% of undergraduate private student loans had […]