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.
CollegeDate: Evaluating a School’s Financial Aid and Merit Scholarships
As your student is working through the admission process, it’s important to get a clear picture of financial aid and scholarship options. This is great information.
Why Parents Need to Chill Our About Their Kids Doing Extracurriculars
Balance is so important. This article may help give a clearer picture of some college admission criterial.
Tips for Keeping in Touch with Your College Student
Many of us worry about losing touch when we send our student away to college. Here are some simple suggestions to keep that communication going.
Packing Up and Backing Up: It’s Time for School
When your student heads to college, it’s especially important that they know how to – and actually do – back up their files. Lost files can mean lost hours of work.
How to Help Prevent Theft: A Guide for University Students
A few precautionary measures can make all of the difference.
College Costs Are Going Up – But These Tips and Tricks Could Save You a Lot of Money
Don’t just throw up your hands and fret that college is too expensive. Find every way that you can to save and reduce costs.
Six Key Areas of Adjustment for First-Year College Students
Great wisdom here from the authors of Your Freshman Is Off to College. The more you understand, the better you’ll be able to support your student. (And you may end up wanting to buy their book for more!)
3 Life-Changing Tips for Parents of College Students
This is all so true and such good advice. But no one said this is going to be easy.
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