College Parent News & Views – February 2024

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.

What You Can Use Scholarship Money For

Knowing this information can make a difference for some students. Be sure you ask.

Freshman 15 – Why We Think It’s a Toxic Myth + Tips for Healthy Diet As a Student

Staying healthy and establishing a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge for many students.

The New FAFSA Rollout Has Faced Several Obstacles and Delays – What Students and Families Can Do

The slow and marred rollout of this year’s new FAFSA form has frustrated everyone. Here are some suggestions for dealing with the situation.

FEDS Move to Ease FAFSA Financial Aid Chaos, But No Quick Fix Emerges

Everyone agrees it’s a mess, but knowing what the current situation is can help at least a little. You’re not alone.

Making the Most of Spring Break: A Guide to Campus Visits for Families

A well planned college visit can yield a lot of useful information. Take some advice from the experts.

The #1 Thing My Students Want Their Parents to Know: They’re Stressed

This article tells us they’re stressed, but also goes on to give some suggestions for how to help.

The Impact of Sleep on Your Teen’s Mental Health

They don’t sleep enough. It’s especially hard when they get to college and don’t have a family routine.

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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