Articles & Resources for Parents


Taking the Stress Out of the SAT: How to Support Your Student

Learn how to be a supportive ally for your student as they plan, study for, and take the SAT. Click now for expert tips from My College Planning Team.

Parent PLUS Loans: Are They Right For You?

Parent PLUS loans are one way to help your child pay for college, but they’re not for everyone. Access a quick overview of PLUS loans to help you decide if they’re a good option for you and your family.

Is Your Student Anxious About School? The Difference Between Normal Worry vs. Anxiety

The clinical experts at Joon Care explain the difference between normal worry and anxiety and share advice for helping your student navigate challenges like these. 

How to Help From Far Away

What do you do when your child is far away in college and you’re worried about their mental health? The experts at Joon explain how to help your young adult child from afar. Don't miss this expert advice, written by Amy Mezulis, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Co-Founder & Chief Clinical Officer at Joon.

Disability Accommodations in College

If your child has a qualifying disability there are some things you can do to support them in the college search and selection process. Click to learn how to do that and what impact it can make. Written by the experts at My College Planning Team. 

Financial Planning for College: College Budgeting Tips for Parents

Financial planning for college doesn't have to be stressful. Our financial expert shares college budgeting and planning tips so your family will be ready for the big day.

7 Things to Know About the New FAFSA

You might have heard that exciting updates are coming to the federal financial aid process this year. These changes make completing the FAFSA faster and easier than ever before. Click to learn more about the New FAFSA and how it will impact your family. 

How to Shelter Assets on the FAFSA

Learn about sheltering assets on the FAFSA to increase eligibility for need-based financial aid. Whether that's to preserve assets for future use for something other than higher education, sheltering assets can mean paying less for college.

What is College Counseling? What Does a College Counselor Do?

College counselors are crucial in providing the expertise needed to navigate this journey. To help explain the role of a college counselor or advisor, we talked with Karen Yeager Kimball from our partner, Collegewise. 

Parent's Guide to Supporting a Child Through Their College Application Journey

Parents want to support their students during their college search journey but often aren't sure how to do that. This article, written by the Collegewise team, provides a strategy to help students dig deep and uncover what their ideal future and college look like.