Support Resources 

 

Parenting is one of the toughest jobs there is.  Being the parent of a college age child is no easier.  To provide a little help, the Parents Association offers the following resources to help you manage the often confounding world of higher education – so you can help your son or daughter make the most of their education and enjoy these years yourself.

The Role of Student Affairs

At UNF, students are our top priority.  The Division of Academic Affairs is, as its names implies, responsible for the quality of the instruction and scholarship. The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for the “incidental learning” or that which takes place outside the classroom, the quality of life and the personal growth of students attending UNF. Please visit the Division of Student Affairs webpage to see what we are doing to support your student – and in the process, support you.

Recommended Reading for Parents

There are many valuable books, websites and other resources that provide information, advice and coping strategies. Here are a few that you might want to know about.

Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: the Essenstial Parenting Guide to the College Years, by Helen E. Johnson & Christine Schelhas-Miller

Empty Nest...Full Heart: the Journey from Home to College, by Andrea Van Steenhouse, Ph.D.

I'll Miss You Too: An off-to-college Guide for Parents and Students, by Bane and Bane

Lecture Notes: A Professor's Inside Guide to College Success, by Philip Freeman

Letting Go: a parent's guide to understanding the college years, by Karen Levin Coburn & Madge Lawrence Treeger

You're on Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me):mentoring your child through the college years
, by Majorie Savage

Preparing for College: Practical Advice for Students and Their Families
, by John F. Reardon, John J. Rooney and Katherine Haley Will

The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College, by Harlan Cohen

Helicopters, Drill Sergeants and Consultants: Parent Styles and the Messages they Send
, by Jim Fay 

Financial Literacy for College Students

There are several online resources available for students to access information and interactive tools to teach them about building a budget, managing credit wisely, preventing identity theft, the basics of banking and investing and more. Some online resources include: 

Bank of America Student Banking and College Planning

The ABC's of Credit Card Finance 

Career Services 

Choosing a major and entering the world or work are significant life transitions. Career Services offers hints on how parents can mentor their students. Click here to learn the four phases of career planning. 

Study Skills Workshops

The Academic Center for Excellence provides study skills workshops, CLAST review workshops, financial literacy workshops, and tutoring. Students can view the tutoring schedule, which is subject to change, at the ACE website.

Financial Aid

Financing your child’s education can be complex.  Some resources to help navigate the world of financial aid are listed here.

 

UNF Financial Aid 

 

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

 

The College Board  

 

Simple Tuition

 

Petersen’s