COLLEGE FUNDING IS REALLY THE GRANDPARENT’S MARKET AND ALL THEIR WEALTH AND ASSETS SHOULD BE MANAGED BY YOU - DON’T MISS OUT ON WORKING WITH THESE PROSPECTS

COLLEGE FUNDING  IS REALLY THE  GRANDPARENT’S MARKET  AND ALL THEIR WEALTH AND ASSETS SHOULD BE MANAGED BY YOU - DON’T MISS OUT ON WORKING WITH THESE PROSPECTS

If you’re a successful investment advisor, you already have considerable clients. So when someone suggests college funding as a way to attract new clients, you may wonder how in the world can “college” add anything to my current investment practice. Right? The answer is grandparents. Your critical prospective clients, the ones with money to invest, are usually between the ages of 50-65 and older and they are more than likely to have grandchildren. Grandparents love to talk about their gra....

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OPINION: AMERICA’S COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES HAVE A SERIOUS REVENUE PROBLEM

OPINION: AMERICA’S COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES HAVE A SERIOUS REVENUE PROBLEM

Trimming costs or enrolling more students can’t cure what higher education faces — but these other steps might. Painting a grim picture for American higher education, Moody’s Investors Service recently changed the industry’s outlook from “stable” to “negative.” This return to negative ratings reinforces a number of trends that bear close review. The facts are clear and inescapable. The comprehensive fee – tuition, fees, room and board – will approach $70,000 a year at a ....

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HOW TO HELP STUDENTS AVOID THE REMEDIAL EDUCATION TRAP

HOW TO HELP STUDENTS AVOID THE REMEDIAL EDUCATION TRAP

No question, remedial education needs an overhaul. Millions of young adults get trapped in rudimentary math and English classes that don’t earn them college credits but still cost the same tuition. More than two-thirds of all community college students and 40 percent of undergraduates in four-year colleges have to start with at least one developmental education class, in the euphemistic jargon of higher education. The majority of these students drop out without degrees. Some college system....

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WORKER SHORTAGE SPURS UNCHARACTERISTIC PARTNERSHIPS CONNECTING COLLEGES, BUSINESS

WORKER SHORTAGE SPURS UNCHARACTERISTIC PARTNERSHIPS CONNECTING COLLEGES, BUSINESS

One state tries to close the odd divide between what students learn and employers need. David Andy went to college after graduating from high school, spent his first two semesters drifting through introductory classes, then was told to pick a major. That was when he had an unfortunate epiphany: He had no idea what he was doing there. “I just didn’t like anything,” said Andy. “Nothing stood out to me.” He didn’t know what he’d do in real life with, say, a degree in English. “Th....

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