College Parent News & Views – May 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.

Your Child Got Less College Financial Aid Than You Hoped. You’re Not a Bad Parent If You Don’t Make Up the Difference

There are always options if you know where to look for them.

‘College for What?’ High School Students Want Answers Before Heading to Campus

If your student is questioning whether they want to go to college right away – or at all, it helps to know you’re not alone – and to try to understand why your student may feel that way.

U.S. Colleges with Religious Affiliations: What Students Should Know

The experience at these schools may not be what your student expects.

What Every American Student Should Know Before Embarking on a Study Abroad Journey in Europe

The more your student knows what to expect, the better their experience will be.

Guide to Understanding Student Loans

Taking on a student loan is a big step. The more you and your student understand, the better prepared you’ll be to make big decisions.

How Your Hometown Could Affect Your College Prospects

Colleges want to build a diverse student body, and geographical information can give context about your academic curriculum and the cultural diversity you can bring to the school.

Non-academic Factors to Consider When Choosing a College

Sure, you go to college for an education. But when considering where to get that education, there are other factors to consider as well.

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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