What can I do to help my child from a distance?

Be available to talk and touch base regularly.

It may be helpful to have a conversation with your student about how often they would like you to check-in. Express your interest in your child's life at school while being respectful of their independence.

Talk openly about finances.

Sit down with your student before they come to school to determine a detailed plan about who will pay for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, and what the family's expectations are about spending money.

Be realistic about grades.

Not every student who excelled academically in high school will be a straight-A student in college. If your child is struggling academically, there are lots of resources on campus to help. Encourage your student to take advantage of campus resources.

Resources for Parents