6 Essentials For Parents Of College Students

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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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6 Essentials For Parents Of College Students

  1. 1. 6essentials for parents of college students
  2. 2. Double-check that your son or daughter has a copy of all appropriate insurance cards, which may include health and auto coverage. Insurance cards 1
  3. 3. 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 auto supplies 2 72hrs worth of food and water First aid kit Jumper cables, flashlight, and flares Blankets for each person
  4. 4. You might also consider roadside assistance programs like AAA.
  5. 5. 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. Personal checks 3
  6. 6. You’d be surprised how often students need proof of identification such as: Copies of important documents 4 Birth Certificates Social Security Cards Passports
  7. 7. Keep copies of these stored in a safe deposit box.
  8. 8. 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. go.regions.com/15vviQQ Prepaid debit card 5
  9. 9. Collect supplies to store in your son or daughter’s car or dorm in case of severe weather or other emergencies. Emergency kit 6
  10. 10. You may want to include a list of: Important contact information A weather radio Basic first aid kit
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. for more information visit www.regions.com/MyGreenGuide This information is general in nature, is provided for educational purposes only, and should not be relied on or interpreted as accounting, financial planning, investment, legal or tax advice. Regions neither endorses nor guarantees this information, and encourages you to consult a professional for advice applicable to your specific situation.

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