Campus Security Checklist

While it’s natural to worry about your student’s safety when she is away at school, you can help her be prepared and knowledgeable by downloading the College Parents of America Campus Security Checklist and reviewing campus resources available to your...

College Fire Safety

Fire safety should be a priority in evaluating accommodations both before and after entering college. Your students should be aware of housing authority safety policies or create their own check list if living off campus: Is there an automatic fire alarm (one that...

Examining the Health Coverage “Gap”

In previous years, around this time in April, I’ve communicated to college parents about the “gap” that a graduating senior, or student taking a year off from school, would likely face in his or her health insurance, between the time of college graduation or end of...

Helping Your College Student Stay Healthy

In this week’s column, I will raise with you a very basic issue that is of concern to each and every current or future college parent – the physical and mental health of your son or daughter. While I am certainly not a health-care professional myself (college-level...

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