First Generation College students need support more than ever before! Use this checklist to help them on the path to make it through College
Hold your student accountable to their checklist and plan. Make sure your child is staying on task and completing all necessary steps to make it TO and THROUGH College.
MAKE A PLAN WITH YOUR STUDENT
Figure out the necessary steps your student needs to take to make it TO College. Become familiar with your student’s plan and make your own plan with similar timelines.
GAS UP THE CAR AND VISIT
After your student calls and schedules a visit, gas up the car and go! Make sure your student is coordinating their visit schedule with your availability. If you are experiencing transportation challenges, contact the Studio so we can connect you to someone who can assist.
FILL OUT FASFA
Parent information is essential to fill out FASFA. Be sure to gather your necessary financial information to help your student complete their FASFA application. Financial information includes: annual income, completed tax documents, social security numbers, marriage/divorce dates, etc. Check out the FASFA parent site for more information. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/resources/parents
SUPPORT, SUPPORT, & MORE SUPPORT
Now, more than ever, your student needs your help and guidance. Keep conversation open about college choices, funding, etc. Continue to be there for them as they complete their final year of high school and take the strides to secure their steps into postsecondary education.
ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS GROWTH
With every experience comes growth! Your student’s college experience is going to be an opportunity for them to grow into a responsible and independent young adult. They will gain knowledge and acquire skills that will allow them to be successful in the world we live in today. Learn to let your child go in a healthy way using these tips.
Sign up for parent workshops at the Studio, and checkout some of our community partners for more assistance around the City of Grand Rapids.