Parental Financial Help: More Is More or More Is Less?
Over the past several decades, colleges and universities have responded to deep cuts in external funding by increasing tuition. The costs increasingly fall on the shoulders of students (and in many cases, their parents), who often make difficult financial decisions to attend college.
A new study from UC Merced asks: do students with parental financial support do better academically in college?
The answer turns out to be complex, with parental support reducing academic achievement but improving the likelihood of graduation.
"Students with parental support are best described as staying out of serious academic trouble, but dialing down their academic efforts," Professor Laura Hamilton wrote in the study.
Read more about the study or "When Helping Hurts" from NY Times.
(Source: The New York Times)