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.

Encourage Your Student to Vote!

College students may not think that national elections make a difference to them.  Help them understand that every vote matters — and affects their lives.

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

It’s especially hard to do anything when you don’t speak the language, and applying to college is not different.

Connecting with Professors During COVID

Written for Collegiate Parent by Vicki Nelson of College Parent Central, this provides guidance parents can share with students about making and maintaining contact with professors during this unusual time.

The FAFSA Opens Oct. 1 — and It’s More Important Than Ever to Complete it ASAP

Many families have changed financial situations this year. Be sure to file your FAFSA early to be sure you’ll be eligible for potential federal student loans.

Tips for Dorm Living During COVID-19

Just because most of these are common sense, don’t assume that your student is thinking about them. Share these tips.

Tuition Insurance Sounds Great, Unless It Doesn’t Cover COVID-19

If you are considering tuition insurance for your college student, be sure to read the fine print.

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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