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Print & Web Resources


This reference list contains both print and web materials. Our intent is to provide knowledge and strategies for managing the challenges and joys of parenting, coaching, or mentoring a college or university student.

Disclaimer: MC does do not sanction or recommend any specific resource contained herein. Additionally, MC does not recommend any organization or group who charges fees for access to information regarding financing a college education.

Web Resources

1. College Scholarship Board
2. Next Path Education Finance Newsletter
3. Simple Tuition
4. College Parents of America Organization
5. National Organization for College Parents
6. College Savings Plan of Maryland
7. College Savings Plan Network 
8. Embark/College Planner 
9. College Net-It Pays to Think 
10. Collegiate Choice Walking Tours Videos
11. FinAid! 
13. University Parent Connection
14. College Parent Magazine 
15. College Parents Tips and Ideas for College

Print Resources:

  1. A New Beginning: A Survival Guide for Parents of College Freshmen by Kaye B. McGary ©2008
  2. Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College by Patricia Pasick, M.ed., PhD. ©1998
  3. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Campus Chronicles: 101 Inspirational, Supportive, and Humorous Stories about Life in College by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark, and Madeline Clapps ©2009
  4. College Survival Tips for Parents: Fostering Growth and Independence in Your Kids by Ceil Hall ©2008
  5. Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years by Helen Johnson and Christine Schelhas‐Miller ©2000
  6. Doors Open From Both Sides: The Off‐to‐College Guide From Two Points of View: Parents and Students by Margo E. Bane Woodacre, MSW and Steffany Bane ©2006
  7. Empty Nest...Full Heart ‐ The Journey from Home to College by Andrea Van Steenhouse, PhD. ©2002
  8. Even on Your Salary: The Single Parent's Guide to Providing for College by Janet K. Travick ©2009
  9. Give Them Wings By Carol Kuykendall ©1998
  10. How to Help Your Teenager Find the Right Career By Charles Shields, ©1995
  11. I’ll Miss You Too: An Off‐To‐College Guide for Parent and Students, What Will Change, What Will Not, And How We’ll Stay Connected By Margo E. Woodacre Bane and Steffany Bane ©2006
  12. In Addition to Tuition: The Parents Survival Guide to Freshman Year of College by M. Edelman Borden & Elise Keams, ©1996
  13. Letting Go: A Parent's Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger. ©2009 – 4th Edition
  14. Once My Child, Now My Friend by Elinor Lenz ©1985 (reissue)
  15. Pay for College Without Sacrificing Your Retirement: A Guide to Your Financial Future by Tim Higgins ©2008
  16. The Debt‐Free Graduate: How to Survive College or University Without Going Broke by Murray Baker ©2000
  17. The Truth About College: 50 Lessons for Parents Before They Start Writing Checks by Will Keim, ©1997
  18. When Kids Go Home: A Parent's Guide to Changing Relationships by Barbara M. Newman and Philip R. Newman ©1992
  19. When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parents Survival Guide by Carol Barkin ©1999 Avon
  20. Words To Live By: A Journal of Wisdom for Someone You Love by Emily and Kate Marshall ©2005 Broadway Books
  21. When Your Kids Go to College by Salvi Lucantoni & Michael Hunt ©2002
  22. Where’s Dad Now That I Need Him? Surviving Away From Home by Betty Grandsen ©2003
  23. You’re On Your Own (But I’m Here if You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years by Marjorie Savage ©2008
  24. 25 Ways to Make College Pay Off: Advice for Anxious Parents from a Professor Who's Seen It All by Bill Coplin ©2007
  25. 133 Ways to Avoid Going Cuckoo When the Kids Fly the Nest: A Parent's Guide for Surviving the Empty Nest Syndrome by Lauren Schaffer and Sandy Fleischl Wasserman ©2001

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