Report: Less parents helping to pay for college

Fewer parents paying for college

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – The 2013 Discover Student Loans Survey reported that 81% of parents say they’d help pay for college. That number though has dropped to 77%.

The survey also shows that 16% of families don’t plan on contributing anything. Most say they want to help but can’t due to financial concerns.

About 15% of parents believe college students should pay for every dime of their tuition.

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