College Parent News and Views – March 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.

A Dangerous Substance: The Impact of Social Media on Youth Mental Health

The more we learn about the impact social media is having on all of us – but especially your children and youth, the scarier it gets.

The Effect of Politics on Teen Mental Health, and 5 Ways to Help Teens Cope

Sometimes it can seem as though teens aren’t paying attention, but they are. Many of us don’t realize how much what is happening in the world can affect our kids.

What Students with Physical Disabilities Should Look for in a College

Researching carefully before you apply can ensure that your student will have a better experience.

Adventures in Admissions: Navigating the Ups and Downs of the College Application Process

It’s a roller coaster ride for sure. Knowing what to expect can help.

Checklist for First Time Apartment Renters

If you have a student planning to live off campus, this list can be helpful.

Navigating the “Second Look:” A Parents’ Guide to Navigating “Accepted Student Day”

Encourage your student to take every opportunity they have to explore potential colleges. Most schools “pull out all the stops” for Accepted Students.

Qualified Expenses You Can Pay for with a 529 Plan

If you have a 529 college savings plan for your student, it’s essential to know which expenses qualify.

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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