Research + News | Topic: College Costs

Parents Expect To Pay At Least $26,000 Annually To Send Their Kids To College

Seven in 10 parents are feeling nervous about paying for college this year due to the financial impact of COVID-19. Read the article here.

Why College Students Around The Country Are Going On Tuition Strikes

College tuition is a large financial burden—especially now—and students want to see change. Read the article here.

Is Online Learning Worth It?

Juggling jobs and remote schoolwork, college students have started to wonder about the value of finishing their education. Read the article here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.