Parents and Families


The Cost of College

The cost of a college education is on everyone’s minds these days, and there’s no denying it can be an expensive investment!  Michigan parents should know that our entire U-M community, from the Regents, to Student Life, to Student Government, is actively working to keep tuition increases in check, while still maintaining an outstanding educational experience for your student. 

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Student Perspective: The Journey Home

By Hilary Keno, Public Health Masters Student

What you don’t always expect when coming home after your freshman year is the power struggle that can occur when living back with your parents. It’s understandable that as a college student you may expect more independence and altogether forget you ever had a curfew, but your parents certainly don’t.

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What to Expect When Expecting A Student's Return

The thought of your student returning home, especially after freshman year, can be exciting and potentially unsettling. Your student will now be a young adult living in your home.  What will the new relationship look like? Read on for observations and suggestions for navigating the transition. 

Caci & Roseann Dishman on Vacation

Parent to Parent - Spring Break & Safety

Last time, we invited you to share advice with other Michigan parents about how to talk to students about Spring Break choices, including alcohol and staying safe.

Michigan Parent Orientation

Social Networking & Today’s Job Search

Is spending too much time on social media preventing your student from getting a job or an internship? The answer may be – "It depends."

Social networking has been criticized as a complete waste of time. However, it's only unproductive if your student spends too much time on the "social" aspects of the networking.  When used on more professional terms, social networking sites can be a huge benefit in terms of increasing a student’s opportunity to land a job or an internship.

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Budgeting 101 for Student Life

Does your student know how to live within a budget?  How can students and parents best communicate about money? And how much money does it really take to live in Ann Arbor?  

Jessica Florey

Parent to Parent - Thanksgiving Break

Last newsletter, we invited parents to share tips and advice with other parents about Thanksgiving break. Here’s how other families manage this first break in the school year.  Read on, and enjoy your time with your student this month!

 

Michigan Student

Fall at U-M is a Moving Experience

Summer is waning, and thoughts turn to Move-In.  The annual journey to Ann Arbor is an exciting time. Student Life staff are getting ready to help make it a good experience.

Student and Parents at move in

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