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Welcome, Parents!

Choosing a college is an important - and exhaustive - endeavor. Here, we hope you will find helpful information to keep your family on track throughout the college search process.

Please explore our Parent Perspectives e-series. These messages are updates just for parents on financial aid, student life, academic programs and reminders about deadlines and events. Each issue of Parent Perspectives will be posted here. Want to be notified when the latest issue has been added? Sign up for our email alerts or follow us on Twitter.

November 10, 2016
MICHAEL DIPIAZZA, Director of Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment

Having met with hundreds of prospective college students and their families during my career, I understand and appreciate the time you have spent helping your student navigate the exciting, but often overwhelming, college search process. Learn more in Five Tips for Parents in the Application Process

 

October 27, 2016
DR. WILLIAM SMITH, Director of Financial Aid

Autumn is here and soon the holidays will be as well. Now is a great time to get started on the next steps in the financial aid process. Learn about filing your FAFSA online, the Student Aid Report (SAR), and see an outline of important dates and deadlines in "Taking the Next Steps in the Financial Aid Process."
 

October 13, 2016
SARA PORT, Director of Visit Experiences

The Fall is a very busy time for your family. It's an ideal time to visit colleges - classes are back in session, and you can get a genuine feel for the community now that students and faculty are back on campus. 

See 6 questions you should keep in mind during your visits in "Planning your college visit activities for fall."

September 15, 2016
DR. WILLIAM SMITH, Director of Financial Aid

Assumption College is committed to helping you and your family through the financial aid process. The first step: understand your options. Financial aid packages can include scholarships, grants, loans and work study. Read our "Guide to Starting the Financial Aid Process"


Mike PerronSeptember 2, 2016
MIKE PERRON, Assistant Director of Admissions

As a former high school counselor/guidance director for 35 years, I'd like to provide you and your family with some tips for utilizing your child's high school guidance office. Read "3 Tips for Working with your Guidance Office"

 

Zachary SzymkowiczJuly 14, 2016
ZACHARY SZYMKOWICZ '17

The summer months make us think about travel. Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, provides students with a unique study abroad experience. Assumption student, Zack Szymkowicz, provides insights into his semester in Rome in the article "Study Abroad: Making the most of the undergraduate experience."

 

June 20, 2016
KAREN AMARAL, Director of Technology for Enrollment Management

As an Enrollment Management professional and a parent of four children ages 18 to 28, our family has discovered some helpful tips that have made the summer before our children’s senior year very productive. Check out my 3 Tips to Make the Most of Summer with your college-bound student.