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.

7 Essential Skills for Highschoolers to Build Before Graduating

The focus on academic preparation for college is certainly essential, but life skills also matter. Students who become overwhelmed by life can’t focus on their academic work.

When the Fire Goes Out: College Students and Motivation

It’s not fair to say that motivation is everything, but it is a big part of staying focused and persisting — and it may be especially lacking for some right now as we all struggle through this pandemic. Help your student think about why their motivation may be lagging, and what to do about it.

What Happens to Your Student Loans When You Drop Out of College

Information we hope we never need, but that is so important to have if you do. Stay informed. File this info away — just in case . . .

How FAFSA Calculates Your EFC

So much to know! It can seem overwhelming, but it’s important to work at understanding. Help may be coming in a future overhaul of the FAFSA, but for now, you need to know what it means and how it works.

5 Things Every Family Should Know About Paying for College

This is a helpful article. But you might also want to buy the book. You’ll save a lot more than the cost of the book.

The Guide to Teen Health and Safety

We always want to be sure our teens are safe and healthy, but it’s more important than ever during these unprecedented times.

Parent’s Guide to the FAFSA — 6 Need-to-Knows

So much financial aid depends on the FAFSA. Make sure you file as early as possible.


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