Surviving Financial Crises

Divorce

Who gets more money for college, children from divorced families or those with married parents?

Data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study suggest that children from divorced families must shoulder more of the burden to pay for their college education. Where children of married parents must pay 23%, children of divorced families must pay on average 58% for their college education. Children from parents who remarried still must pay upwards of 47% for their education.



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