Twitter isn’t for everyone, but it sure can benefit parents to stay in touch with campus life and resources to help your college student.
Before sharing our list of some of our favorite Twitter accounts to follow we should suggest some important # (hashtags) to follow.
To listen to a stream of comments on important topics consider following these # (hashtags)
These are the most useful for college parents. Be sure to look for hashtags that may also be used by your college or university. #CollegeParents, #StudentSuccess, #PayingForCollege, #CleryAct, #FERPA
Our Best of the Best list include Then you should also consider following these accounts.
Your Student’s university – such as @ASU_Parents or @DukeNews
Your Campus Newspaper – such as @TheCrimson (student news is also an authentic way to learn about student life, crime reports and other trends impacting your students.)
@AetnaStudent – a useful feed for everything related to student health and college life
@AfterCollege – topics on internships, careers and job searches for new graduates
@CheapScholar – produced by Doug Schantz, a financial aid director and one of the best financial aid experts to follow regarding every topic related to paying for college
@Chegg – the digital learning network of college students
@4Collegehealth – info and insights on trends in student health and wellness
@4CollegeParents – for college parents providing services to university parent programs
@CollegeBlogs – Lynn O’Shaunghessy, author of The College Solution, providing useful college tips
@CollegeParent – tips and topics of interest and concern to college parents
@CPofamerica – just for college parents focused on the transition, adjustment and completion
@GradGuard – a sponsor of College Parents and the source for protecting your investment in education
@HarlanCohen – author of The Naked Roommate, For Parents Only
@HuffPostCollege – all things College from Huffington Post
@MyFootpath – a helpful voice for all things college and careers
@SimpleTuition – paying for college tools, including a student loan search engine, net cost calculators and more
@uPromise – national savings and rewards program for students, graduates and their families
@USNewsEducation – a stream of diverse educational content by US News
@YourCollegeKid – a new service of Discover Financial Services that aims to connect families of college students
As always, let us know if there are other voices on Twitter that we should follow or recommend.