Parental financial support can decrease GPA, study finds
An American Sociological Review study found that college students who receive more financial support from their parents tend to have lower GPAs.
Published in January, the study predicted students who receive more than $16,000 in aid from their parents would have a GPA below 3.0. It also reported that the less money a student earns toward their college fees, the less they apply themselves.
The report stated that students who receive extra money from their parents tend to spend it on extra-curricular activities, which the Review believes lead to the lower GPAs.