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Posts Tagged ‘parent tips’

  • How Parents Can Set a Budget for College Students

    Aug 5, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    How Parents Can Set a Budget for College Students

    Sending children off to college is expensive. There’s tuition, room and board, books and supplies, and don’t forget spending money! Establishing a budget for college students can be tricky because it’s hard to know how much they are going to need, and it can vary widely. If you establish a good plan for spending money ...

  • 3 Tips for Parents Helping Their College Student Find a Work Study Job

    Jul 30, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    3 Tips for Parents Helping Their College Student Find a Work Study Job

    Will your student be looking for a work study job on campus? As a parent, you can advise your child on what to look for to find a good fit. I have a few tips based on my own experience helping my daughter find a work study job. We used a three-step approach to decide ...

  • How to Prepare for Parents Weekend

    Jul 25, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College LifeRead More »
    How to Prepare for Parents Weekend

    Parents Weekend usually falls about halfway into the fall semester at most colleges. The campus will have some scheduled activities planned for students and their parents. If your student is further away, it may be your first opportunity to see them in person, check out their fully-assembled dorm room, meet their friends, and see where ...

  • Don’t Think You Qualify for FAFSA? Think Again.

    Jun 12, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Don’t Think You Qualify for FAFSA? Think Again.

    Parents, are you paying all or part of your child’s college tuition? If so, have you filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) yet? Many parents make the mistake of not filing the FAFSA because they assume their income is too high to get any financial aid. This isn’t necessarily true; there is ...