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.

U.S. Department of Education Announces Temporary Changes to the Federal Aid Verification Process

These changes are temporary, but important. If you are applying for Financial Aid (FAFSA) be sure to read this press release.

How to Find College Disability Documentation Requirements

If you have a students with a disability who will be applying for accommodations, be sure to read this and know what you need to have ready.

Parents: Leave No Doubt!

This is a good reminder to us all to check on the messages we’re sending to our students. They can be powerful.

When Your College Student Needs an Extra Year to Graduate

More and more students are finishing college in five or even six years. It’s important to understand why.

Making the Most of a Fifth Year in College

If your student is going to spend an additional year or semester in school, there are ways to make sure it is productive — and feels special.

2021 Survey of Juniors Searching for College

Do you have a junior in the midst of their college search? This survey will give you an idea of what others are thinking and doing.  Interesting.

Diversity Questions for Colleges: What to Ask

Take advantage of every opportunity to ask questions about a school.  Finding the right fit is so important and the more you know, the better your chances.

ACT Streamlines Accommodations Eligibility Requirements for Students with IEPs, 504 Plans

This is important news for many families.

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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