Assessing Campus Security

Assessing Campus Security

While your child may be eager to visit colleges to check out the dorms, the study and athletic facilities, the food and the social atmosphere, what shouldn’t be overlooked is the level of security provided on campus. Most high school students would not rate this...

Warning! Helicopter Parents at 1,000 Feet!

Do you hover low to the ground, micromanaging your collegebound kids from a helicopter pilot seat directly overhead?Or, in contrast to so-called helicopter parents, do you assume your not-quite-yet-launched kids need so little oversight you become what parenting...

Empty Nest

Don’t worry if you’re feeling a little sad about your student leaving home for the first time – it’s perfectly normal, assures Dr. Bill Pfohl, a professor of psychology at Western Kentucky University. (And yes, it will get easier!) If it hasn’t...

Paying For College: What You Need To Know

College Parents of America president James A. Boyle joined financial aid directors from New York University, Penn State and Wesleyan, as well as representatives from Sallie Mae and FinAid.org, in a live webcast on Tuesday, April 6 from 7 – 8:30 PM EDT:WSJ On Campus...

Bye Bye Baby Boomers

As college student affairs administrators gather in Chicago for their annual convention, they are coming to grips with a whole new generation of individuals invading their campuses.I’m not talking about a new generation of students, but a transitioning generation of...

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