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Author(s):AllianceBernstein Investments
Title:Failing grades? American families and their college savings efforts
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Date:2006
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Short Description:According to a recent survey from AllianceBernstein Investments of parents with household incomes of $50,000 or more, most parents have a good idea about the cost of college, but unrealistic expectations regarding the availability of financial aid, scholarships, and grants. 95% of these parents intend to pay at least some of their children's college expenses, but only 27% felt they were very likely to reach their college savings goal.
Annotation:According to a recent survey from AllianceBernstein Investments of parents with household incomes of $50,000 or more, most parents have a good idea about the cost of college, but unrealistic expectations regarding the availability of financial aid, scholarships, and grants. 95% of these parents intend to pay at least some of their children's college expenses, but only 27% felt they were very likely to reach their college savings goal.
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Affordability, Tuition and College Costs
College and Career Planning (for Parents)
Financial Aid
Parent/Family Involvement and Community Engagement
Saving for College

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