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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.

College Admissions: Why Every Child Should Help Pay for College

Even if you can afford to pay the full cost of college, this article suggests that there are benefits for your student of paying a portion.

Why You Should Never Rely on College Rankings

Students and parents love to check on them and colleges who rank well love to quote them, but college rankings can be deceiving.

What Your College Isn’t Telling You About Costs

Tuition is only one portion of the cost of attending college.  This is an important article for students and parents as they evaluate the total cost of attendance – especially if your student plans to live off-campus.

What New College Graduates Wish You Would Say About Finding a Job

If your student has just graduated from college and doesn’t have a job yet, this is a sensitive time.  Here are some practical tips for helping your student through this phase.

Include Health Coverage in Kids’ College Plans

This offers some key questions to consider as you make sure that your student is well covered while away at college.

Half of College Graduates Expect to Be Supported By Their Families

It isn’t really important whether you expect to support your student or not.  What is important is whether you and your student have the same expectations.  Time for a conversation?


1 comment

1 Sudarto { 05.30.15 at 10:12 am }

Information about the university is very important for the parents of students. They can understand the needs of today’s students so they can provide the best for their children that student. Help from parents is very important to create a rule that could make a successful student and do not have huge debts.

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