If you're fretting about paying for your kids to go to college, a new study may help calm your fears: Students who kick in money for their college education do better in school than those whose parents pick up the entire college-tuition tab. That's not only because kids who are aware of school's costs work harder, but also because they may have less time for non-academic pursuits. "Participation in the social scene is expensive — money to hang out, drink," notes the author of the study, published in the American Sociological Review. So being too poor to party can be a boon for your GPA, not to mention your poor young liver. [Source]
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