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Tell Us - What Do You Wish You Knew When You Were 20?

Posted by John Fees on Jun 19, 2015 9:36:00 AM

Over the past few years, GradGuard has often shared a terrific book by Tina Seelig, What I Wish I knew When I Was 20.  

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Topics: college life, College Life Protected, Fun

Is Your Campus A "Mall" for Thieves?

Posted by GradGuard on Mar 4, 2015 1:11:00 PM

In July 2014, The Arizona Republic published an article that described a local university as a "Mall for Theives". Considering recent studies, this seems to be true at many campuses across the country. For example, "the average college student has a 53% chance of having their bike stolen, and only 2.4% are ever recovered".  Has your institution considered how the financial loss of a bike or a backpack impacts a student? For some students, a financial loss can cause a great setback, even preventing the student's college success.

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Topics: renters insurance, College Life Protected, Consumer Protection, college completion, Renters Liability

Who Pays for College When a Parent Dies?

Posted by John Fees on Jan 22, 2015 2:28:00 PM

There are many life events that can disrupt a student’s college education, but none more severe than the loss of a parent. Given the severity of such a disruption, it is startling how little awareness there on this topic. This lack of awareness could simply be that college and university administrators have not closely considered how the loss of a parent affects not only the student, but the entire institution.

Infrequent but Dramatic Impact:

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Topics: student success, Student Life, College Life Protected, Tuition Insurance, life insurance, college parents, college completion

The Real Issue: Failing to Graduate Is Costly

Posted by John Fees on Dec 15, 2014 2:46:00 PM

David Leonhardt is the editor of Upshot at the New York Times and posted a useful article titled The Reality of Student Debt Is Different From the Clichés. It reminds me of the challenges our society has in dealing with complex topics captured in the headlines but that often inadvertently distort the real source of risk.

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Topics: student success, apartment living, College Life Protected, Consumer Protection, Refund Policy, Enrollment Management, Best Practices by Colleges, Higher Education Policy, Transparency

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  • How schools are using benefits programs to protect and attract students
  • Effects of loss on student outcomes

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