First Time Parents Guide to College

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A presentation intended to educate parents of first-time college students that will entering Wilkes University.

A presentation intended to educate parents of first-time college students that will entering Wilkes University.

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  • 1. Michael Fox 510 Online Presentation
  • 2. A Guide to College for First-Time Parents V.I.P. DAY 2011
  • 3. GOALS/OUTCOMES-Important dates and timelines-Financial aid-Student and parent responsibility-Rules and regulations-Empowering students to use http://www.(lickr.com/photos/charles_kasso/4755821930/self-help tools that are available
  • 4. DATES & TIMELINESFebruary/March-Families file FAFSA form-Students begin to receive FApackages from schoolsMarch/April-Package revisions as tax info ischanged-Work with Admissions counselorsto understand expenses http://www.(lickr.com/photos/wagaboy/428509913/May-May 1st national deposit deadline
  • 5. DATES & TIMELINESCont’dMay/June/July-Register for orientation session-Complete orientation checklist-After June 1st complete loanobligations-Ensure guidance office submittedfinal transcript to Wilkes http://www.(lickr.com/photos/40491122@N03/3738306829/
  • 6. FINANCIAL AID (READY OR NOT)• Free Application for Federal Student Aid• PHEAA application (PA Residents)• Verification selection• Student award letters• Direct Loans (Stafford & Parent Plus)• Alternative Student Loans• Applying outside scholarships http://www.(lickr.com/photos/elizabethtowncollege/5596271890/• Billing dispersement
  • 7. RULES &REGULATIONSFamily Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)Academic Progress & Full-Time Status http://www.(lickr.com/photos/elizabethtowncollege/5596264742/
  • 8. SELF-SERVICE ACCESS• Wilkes Portal http://mywilkes.wilkes.edu • Orientation Checklist Housing Questionnaire Placement Tests Dorm Contracts • Financial management Bill transactions Payment Schedules Payment Plans • Academic progress
  • 9. V.I.P. DAY 2011