College Parent News and Views – April 2023

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 in the comments below.

How High School Students Can Maximize Virtual College Visits

We think in-person is always better, but sometimes virtual may be the way to go. If so, make the most of the visit.

Preparing for College and Careers Success: What Every Teen and Parent Should Know

Success definitely doesn’t happen automatically.

7 Things to Know About Student Loans If  You’re a First-Time Borrower

Learn the basics of how to take on student loans without digging yourself into debt.

Can’t Make Sense of Your College Financial Aid Package? Here’s Help

Aid offers can look very different from different schools – and there’s a lot of information there if you know what you’re looking for.

College Bound: Taking Care of Your Mental Health at College

Parents, the first step to supporting your student’s mental health is understanding it.

Scholarships Beget Scholarships

There are reasons why some students win so many awards – and it may not be what you think.

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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