Research + News | Topic: College Costs
Jan 27, 2020
The Grim Reality Of Millennials Who Rely On Their Parents For Money
Despite a decade-long expansion and record-low unemployment, studies suggest that between 60% and 70% of 18- to 34-year-olds rely on their parents for financial assistance. Read the article here.
Jan 7, 2020
I Killed My Teenager’s Fancy College Dreams. You Should, Too.
Forty-five million Americans owe a collective $1.6 trillion in student debt. One columnist describes why her daughter won’t be one of them. Read the article here.
Sep 16, 2019
Survey Results: Today’s Students Are Skipping College
Tim Elmore takes a look at some of the generational differences between Millennials and Gen Z and their views on higher education. Read the post here.
Jul 31, 2019
College Financial-Aid Loophole: Wealthy Parents Transfer Guardianship Of Their Teens To Get Aid
Education Department, universities are investigating the practice, which has been used in the Chicago area. Read the article here.
May 13, 2019
As College Debt Rises, So Does Interest In Teaching Financial Literacy
After languishing for a few years, support for teaching money-management skills to high school students has reignited, financial literacy advocates say. They attribute much of the newfound interest to worries about mushrooming student debt. Read the article here.
May 8, 2019
Perceptions & Realities of Paying For College
Ascent Funding’s 2019 national study of students and parents explores their perceptions before starting college and the impact of reality once the college experience begins. Read the report here.
Mar 14, 2019
U.S. College Admissions Scandal: How Did The Scheme Work And Who Was Charged?
Wealthy parents were part of the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice, prosecutors say, accused of conspiring to get their kids into elite colleges through bribery and cheating. Read the article here.
Feb 4, 2019
Attention, College Shoppers. These Schools Are Slashing Their Prices.
As soaring tuition scares off many families, a growing number of private colleges have embraced a marketing tactic associated more with selling airline tickets or flat-screen televisions than higher education: a price cut. Read the article here.
Nov 12, 2018
Why So Busy? Our Flawed College System Takes Toll On Families Years Before Tuition Is Due
Families jam their schedules and fret over finances to prepare their kids for college. But all this craziness comes at a cost to parents and children. Read the article here.
Jul 16, 2018
Why Rural Michigan Teens Are Skipping Out On College. It’s Not Grades
The road to college can be scary for small town teens. Read the article here.