Have you begun wondering about the ways in which you can help your child as the college search and admissions process begins to unfold? It can be difficult as parents, especially those who never attended college on their own, to understand some of the complexities about the experience. That said, parents and guardians should get an idea of the college search and application process by doing some independent research. Obtaining information regarding loans, grants, scholarships, testing and more can help parents understand the process better. In fact, understanding the financial elements of the college process are imperative, especially if your child is unfamiliar and is expecting the experience to come at little to no cost. The sooner parents or guardians do the research, the sooner that they can reach a mutual understanding with their children about what is and isn’t possible with the family’s finances in mind. These conversations can create some unique tension within families, but to learn about the ways in which you can have them without seriously impacting the parent-student relationship, check out the resource featured alongside this post.
The Parent-Student Relationship In College Searches for more information on the college search process, be sure to check out the Encourage App