What are some resources that may help family members help their students?
Links to Parent Resources Online:
- Top 10 questions to ask your student: These questions will help prompt students to do the things necessary to be successful at BGSU. Although you can’t do it all for them, you can ask them the necessary questions to help them transition to an independent college student.
- www.bgsu.edu – Getting to know the University’s web site can help you encourage your student to utilize the resources available to him or her.
- www.bgsu.edu/studenthandbook - Encourage your student to read the Student Handbook, so they’ll know their rights and responsibilities as a BGSU Student.
- www.collegeparents.org – An online resource with numerous articles for parents of today’s college students. Because it’s a national resource to parents all across the country, you can take comfort in knowing that you’re most likely not alone in what you’re experiencing with your student.
“Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years” – Karen Levin Coburn
“The Naked Roommate and 107 Other Issues You May Run Into at College” - Harlan Cohen
“When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parents Survival Guide” – Carol Barkin
College Finances Websites:
General Financial Aid FAQ - www.finaid.org
FAFSA Information - http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Student Resources Websites:
Student Mental Health - http://www.ulifeline.org/bgsu/
Student Alcohol Use - http://www.centurycouncil.org