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5 Tips for Parents and the FAFSA

By Southern Utah University on June 28, 2017

in Parents

Southern Utah University’s Parent & Family Services aims to improve the overall quality of campus life for students by keeping parents and families informed about University services. They gathered useful information to help navigate students and their parents through their college experience. Here are their 5 tips for parents about how they can help their students with the FAFSA.

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Fatherly Advice from Viral Dad Ben Sowards

After his heroic act turned viral, we wanted to follow up with the dad of 11 to ask his advice for fatherhood. Ben Sowards, assoicate professor of Illustration, has years of experience when it comes to being a dad.

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How to Get Scholarships

By Tessa Esplin on April 06, 2017

in Campus Resources, Parents, High School

Getting a scholarship is like getting free money you can use for college. The trick is finding the best scholarships to apply for. While thousands of scholarship websites generate huge amounts of traffic, and though they often sound enticing and exciting, the odds of actually receiving a scholarship from one of these sites are slim. Below are a few tips to help you best utilize university web sites and to guide you from applying for scholarships to accepting your award.

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8 Ways to Support Your Student Through Finals Week

By Southern Utah University on December 08, 2016

in Parents

It’s that stressful time of year when college students are all struggling to finish projects, prepare presentations and study for the final exam. As a parent, it can be difficult to see your child full of dread and anxiety over school work, especially if they are far from home.

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5 Tips for the Perfect College Care Package

By Cami Mathews on September 30, 2016

in Parents

Don’t Pack the Cheez-Its next to the Dryer Sheets: The fall semester is in full swing and your college student has been away from home for weeks now. They are probably stressing over midterms and dreading class projects. With nearly two months to go until Thanksgiving, October is prime care package season. Now is the perfect time to send a care package that will lift their spirits and give them a little sense of home until their next long break.  

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What is Expected Family Contribution?

Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is an index used by the financial aid office at Southern Utah University to determine how much aid you are eligible for. The EFC is calculated by the Department of Education based on the information submitted via the FAFSA. The calculation is done according to formula established by law.

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4 Crucial Conversations to Have with Your Kids Before College

Just yesterday your kid was in diapers, or so it seems. Now elementary, middle and high school have come and gone, and you're still wondering how your little one grew so fast.

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6 Ways College Has Change Since You Attended

By Southern Utah University on February 02, 2016

in Parents

If you attended college in the 80s or 90s, there is a good chance, if it hasn't happened already, that you will soon have a child entering the world of collegiate academia. Chances are, you are wishing you'd held on to your old pair of Doc Marten boots instead of that box of floppy discs, because while fashion has come full circle, technology has not.

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