College Parent News & 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.

What to Do If Your Child Is Worried About the Absurdly High Cost of College

For most students, concern about the cost of college and the loans that will follow them after graduation are real. Be sure to talk to your student about it.

An Open Letter to College-Bound Students and Their Parents

An encouraging letter from a number of very wise people.

What to Ask About a College’s First Year Experience

The first year of college is crucial for laying the foundation for success. Many colleges work hard to make that first year transition go well. Find out what the college does.

Avoid These 6 Expensive Mistakes When Talking to Your Teen About College

A good reminder that as parents, we should be engaged but on the sidelines even before students get to college.

10 Pieces of Essential Admissions Lingo . . . and What You Need to Know About Them

This will help make the admission process a little less mysterious – for both students and parents.

How to Help Your College Student Learn to Manage Conflict

Conflict is inevitable, but it doesn’t need to be devastating – in fact, it can be beneficial.

The Parent’s Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA

College may be a rite of passage for our students, but filling out the FAFSA is a rite of passage for parents. Here’s some help.

Find these articles from around the web interesting and useful?  Sign up for our mailing list (below) and receive a new list in your inbox each month.  The more you know, the more you can help your student.

 

 


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