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College Parent News and Views

The more that college parents know and understand about the college experience, the less we worry and the better we will be able to help our students to succeed and thrive throughout their college career.  However, there is an overwhelming amount of information out there on the web.   We’d like to help you find some of the information that might be most interesting and useful to you as a college parent.

In News and Views we share recent college related news and sources we’ve found as we do our research.  We hope that this feature will help to introduce you to new ideas and to help you keep up with some of the current issues that may affect your college student – and you.

We invite you to read some of the articles suggested below – and to let us know what you think of some of the ideas included here.

 Signs of College Financial Help Rip-Offs

It is tempting to seek help looking for scholarships and guidance through the financial aid maze.  This article reminds students and parents to beware of unethical providers.

 

How to Keep Your High School Junior or Senior from Burning Out

Great suggestions for those very stressful application and admission years.

 

 Helping Your Student to Navigate Risk

We don’t like to think of our students facing risky situations while they are in college, but the reality is that they might.  Helping your student think about risk will help you feel they are prepared.

 

 College Campuses Get the Google Street View Treatment

Students can check out potential campuses, or parents can become familiar with their student’s campus, through Google.

 

 Twelve Most Nerve Wracking Things for Parents of High School Seniors Preparing for College

Nice concise list of some of the things on parents’ mind as their student approaches college.  How many apply to you?

 

 Students and Parents Learn About Pressures of Binge Drinking

A good reminder that parents and students need to have conversations about the realities of college drinking before students head off to school.

 

Tips on FAFSA and Net Price Calculators

A brief video interview on the Today show about some general financial aid advice.

 

Educators See Cheating Epidemic

A good discussion of the prevalence of student cheating and why students cheat.  A good basis for a conversation between parents and students.

 

 

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