College Parent News and Views – June 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.

How Much Spending Money Will Your College Student Need?

You can help your student think about not just how to earn money and save it, but how to plan ahead for spending it.

Understanding College Costs

The FAFSA had a lot of issues this year and most parents are probably tired for visiting the website, but this article has information that’s worth the read. The more you understand, the better you can support your student.

High Risk Topics to Talk About

This link will take you to a number of articles about talking with your student about some of the difficult topics. These conversations are so important – and often so hard. Here’s help.

Before You Join That College Parents Group on Social Media . . .

It’s so important to consider the source.

Six Essential Campus Resources – Hints for Wise Students

Make sure your student doesn’t just know about these campus resources, but knows how to maximize their potential. (Full disclosure, this is an article I wrote for Collegiate Parent.)

The Best College Is One Where You Don’t Fit In

This advice seems counterintuitive. We tell students to find a school with the “best fit.” But while students should find a college that feels comfortable – they would also benefit from one that pushes them beyond their comfort zone to discover new things.

Essential Advice Before Entering College/ 2024 Edition

Advice for students – from a student. Simple, but so essential.

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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