WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--College Ave Student Loans announces it has teamed up with New York Times bestselling author Harlan Cohen for College Success Night, a webinar and live tour in select cities that gives parents and their teens a chance to prepare, plan and navigate the road ahead. Cohen will give live presentations in Boston and Chicago, with a free, live College Success Night webinar available to all families on March 13 at 8 p.m ET.
A recent College Ave Student Loans survey by Barnes & Noble College Insights finds more than 1 in 3 parents (39%) feel paying for college is more stressful than paying for their mortgage. To help parents and their students navigate the financial road ahead and have the best first year, Cohen offers helpful, actionable tips to make it a stress-free life change.
“I want the first year of college to be a healthy and successful year for students and their parents,” says Cohen, New York Times bestselling author of The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College. “There are several changes – even small actions – parents and their child can make to set themselves up to be better equipped to navigate all the big transitions ahead.”
“Sixty-nine percent of parents surveyed say that paying for college is one of the most stressful times during the college planning process,” says Joe DePaulo, CEO and Co-Founder of College Ave Student Loans. “We are excited to team up with Harlan Cohen to help families navigate a better path forward with useful tools and advice.”
Cohen will help parents and their students have ‘The Best First Year,’ and cover topics, such as:
- 5 questions every student and parent should ask to get the real story about finances, academics and life on campus
- Latest facts, stats, and trends students and parents need to know about college search and selection
- Actionable strategies to prepare, plan, and navigate the first year in college
- 5 simple rules for college parents
During the webinar and tour, Cohen will share some of his best tips and advice to help make the transition to college less stressful for everyone. “Go to all summer pre-college programs and orientation events,” says Cohen. “Every student needs to identify three places on campus where they will find a connection and community before applying and arriving on campus.”
About the Survey
The College Ave Student Loans survey was conducted by Barnes & Noble College Insights(SM). The national survey had 3,510 parent respondents and was conducted April 13 – April 17, 2018.
About College Ave Student Loans
College Ave Student Loans is simplifying the student loan experience so students can get on with what matters most: preparing for a bright future. As a fintech lending company with a sole focus on private student loans, we’re using technology and our deep industry expertise to connect families who need to cover education costs with lenders who can provide that funding. By specializing in student loans, we are able to give our customers the attention they deserve and deliver loans that are simple, clear, and personalized for the individual: we help you find your perfect fit. We offer competitive rates, a wide range of repayment options, and a customer-friendly experience from application through repayment. Visit: www.collegeavestudentloans.com.
About Barnes & Noble College
Barnes & Noble College, a Barnes & Noble Education company (NYSE:BNED), is a leading operator of college bookstores in the United States. Barnes & Noble College currently operates 781 campus bookstores and the school-branded e-commerce sites for each store, serving more than 5 million college students and faculty nationwide. General information on Barnes & Noble College can be obtained by visiting the Company’s website: www.bncollege.com.