Collage of parents and teens with CX our best advice logo

Our Best Advice for Parents Helping Students Plan for College

Parents need the best when it comes to college advice too. And we have it! Start helping your student today with these blogs, articles, and expert tips.

The college search and admission process may be your student’s responsibility, but that doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t help. In fact, there are a lot of ways parents can support and aid their children throughout the process as well as a few tasks you must do—like gathering information on family finances for the FAFSA. If you’re a little overwhelmed by everything your student has to do, it’s likely they are too. Make it a smoother process by exploring our best advice for parents, from college admission all the way to when you say goodbye to your student on move-in day.

Helping your student with the college search

Resolving problems and exploring alternative options

Discussing and planning finances

Supporting them throughout high school

Sending them to college prepared

Coping with your feelings as a parent

Do you have more questions about the college planning process that weren’t answered here? Reach out to suggest blog topics or questions you’d like to have answered by our experts!

Like what you’re reading?

Join the CollegeXpress community! Create a free account and we’ll notify you about new articles, scholarship deadlines, and more.

Join Now

Join our community of
over 5 million students!

CollegeXpress has everything you need to simplify your college search, get connected to schools, and find your perfect fit.

Join CollegeXpress
Priscilla Yeboah

Priscilla Yeboah

High School Student

I was afraid and timid throughout my search for colleges, but I finally found the college that was fit for me and luckily I got accepted. One of the most influential things that helped me was the articles and advice on CollegeXpress. They've helped me a lot and benefited me as a senior to make the right choices in life. Thank you!



High School Class of 2019

CollegeXpress has helped me by opening my eyes to new opportunities. I learned about such easy ways to get financial help to achieve my dreams while also learning about myself and who I truly am. I know this isn't a very long explanation of what CollegeXpress has done for me, but nonetheless, I believe it's crucial to how I developed as a person throughout my time as a college student.

Rana Slosberg

Rana Slosberg

Slosberg College Solutions LLC

My favorite part of CollegeXpress is the 800+ lists which have all kinds of hard-to-find information. These lists are helpful when I’m creating college lists, and I also use them to give students a feel for a particular college or university.

Alexandra Adriano

Alexandra Adriano

$2,000 Community Service Scholarship Winner, 2016

I've used CollegeXpress quite a bit as a senior, particularly for colleges and scholarships, so it's been a very big asset in that respect! I would recommend it to anyone looking to pursue a college education, especially seniors! This scholarship will help me achieve my goals in ways I couldn't have before, and I know that there are opportunities like that for everyone on the website and in the magazines!

Sarah Armstrong

Sarah Armstrong

High School Class of 2022

I am a deaf student, and I had always dreamed of going to Gallaudet University. CollegeXpress helped me search though other qualified universities. They helped me know for sure that Gallaudet University was the right choice for me!

College Matches

Colleges You May Be Interested In

Belmont University

Nashville, TN