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 Essential 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:
The ABC's of Credit Card Finance
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.
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
Study in the U.S. – Scholarships for International Students
ATMs and Campus Banking
Full-service automated teller machines and cash dispensing machines, affiliated with the Community First Credit Union, Bank of America, Sun Trust Bank, VyStar Credit Union and Wells Fargo Bank are located on the UNF campus.
Community First Credit Union
Student Union, Bldg. 58E, first floor opposite
Osprey Fountains, Bldg. 55, in atrium
Roy Lassiter Hall, Bldg. 8, near Chick-fil-A
VyStar Credit Union and Bank of America
Roy Lassiter Hall, Bldg. 8, first floor, Room 1101
Cash Dispensing Machines
Community First Credit Union
Osprey Fountains, Bldg. 55, first floor lobby
Roy Lassiter Hall, Bldg. 8, outside north end of building
Sun Trust Bank, Wells Fargo Bank and JP Morgan Chase
Roy Lassiter Hall, Bldg. 8, inside first floor, Room 1101
Cash Dispensing Machines (Private Label)
UNF Arena, Bldg. 34, lobby
University Center, Bldg. 43, lobby