In addition to the support we at Scholly offer to help students and parents find scholarships, we also like to impart some broader knowledge and guidance about how to impact student success. We thought this article from lifehack.org did a great job of summarizing five solid things parents can focus on to help make the college transition more comfortable, and successful, for everyone. In short, the essay breaks it down into five main categories:
A conversation about tips for managing finances
Making sure students have some tech support
Imparting some basic life skills
Heart to heart discussions about things like smart choices
Setting a time to focus on and find some financial aid
Finding scholarships (and college affordability in general) always plays a vital role in the college experience, but there's so much more to the picture to make the transition easier, and more successful.