Recommended Reading and Helpful Website Resources for Parents

Check out these helpful books and websites, full of useful information, hints, and tips for working with your college student.


Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College , Patricia Pasick

An Educated Choice: Advice for Parents of College Bound Students , Frank A. Brock

Campus Daze, Easing the Transition From High School to College , George Gibbs

Don’t Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years , Helen Johnson

For Parents Only: From Homeroom to Dorm Room , Julia Johnston, et al

The Truth About College: 50 Lessons for Parents Before They Start Writing Checks , Will S. Keim

You’re on Your Own, But I’m Here if You Need Me: Mentoring Your Child During the College Years , Marjorie Savage

When Kids Go to College/A Parent’s Guide to Changing Relationships , Barbara M. Newman and Phillip R. Newman

When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parent’s Survival Guide , Carol Barkin

Website Resources

College Parents of America 

College Is Possible 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 

National Resource Center for First Year Experience and Students in Transition 

The Parent Connection 

US Department of Education-FAFSA