Double-check that your son or daughter
has a copy of all appropriate insurance
cards, which may include health and
If your student is taking a
car to campus, stock it with
a flashlight, jumper cables
and anything else that might
help in case of car trouble.
Jumper cables and
72hrs worth of food and water
First aid kit
Jumper cables, flashlight, and flares
Blankets for each person
You might also consider roadside
assistance programs like AAA.
Many apartments and on-
campus associations prefer to
receive checks for payment. But
before you send your student off
to school with blank checks, be
sure to talk them through the
basics of balancing a checkbook.
You’d be surprised how often students
need proof of identification such as:
Copies of important documents
Social Security Cards
Keep copies of these stored
in a safe deposit box.
Set limits and share examples of situations
in which using a prepaid card can provide
extra benefits. Explain that prepaid debit
cards don’t effect credit, are safer than
cash and are widely accepted at merchant
locations and online stores.
Prepaid debit card
Collect supplies to store in
your son or daughter’s car
or dorm in case of severe
weather or other emergencies.
You may want to include a list of:
Important contact information
A weather radio
Basic first aid kit
Sending your student off
to college is hectic, but
being prepared for the
unexpected will make it
easier – and give you and
your student peace of mind.
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