As nearly 3 million new college students and their families prepare to start college this year, now is an excellent time for parents and students to examine important financial issues that can impact the entire family. The cost of college is frequently among the largest investments a family and student make. As a result, it is important to prepare for and reduce the potential and unintended costs surrounding college life. According to GradGuard(TM), an insurance and benefits service for college students, a way to start is by evaluating your assumptions about college life and exploring alternatives for how you can protect your investment in a college education.
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