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Helping Your Student

Even as your student moves away from home, you still play a vital role in their life. They still need your support and guidance during their college years. Here are some ways you can express your caring and enhance your student’s experience at college.
 

Stay in touch

Even though your student is making their own choices day-to-day, they still need reassurance that you care and are available to talk them through anything, big or small.

 

give them Space

Realize that your student is becoming an independent adult and may find it easier to talk to you about what they need if you aren’t continually inquiring about where they spend their free time or what time they got in last night. Your role is to listen actively and offer support and advice where you can.
 

Be realistic with your college student about financial matters

Most students come to school with a plan about how their tuition, fees, books, and room and board will be paid for, and what the family’s expectations are about spending money. Being specific in the beginning may help avoid misunderstandings later.
 

Be realistic about their academic achievement and grades

Morehead State University attracts bright students and is continually ranked one of the best universities in the south. This leads to a higher level of competition than what students may have faced in high school and means that not every freshman who excelled academically in high school will be a 4.0 student here. Developing the capacity to work independently and consistently can be more important than grades, as long as the student meets the basic academic requirements set by the University.
 

Encourage them to use available MSU resources

If your student does experience difficulties, encourage them to take advantage of the many campus resources available for students. Counseling and Health Services is available to help your student with non-academic issues that may be impacting their performance and there are a variety of other sources for academic assistance as well, including the Tutoring and Learning Center. Visit Student Success for more information.
  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
    1-800-585-6781
  • Admissions
    121 E. Second St., Morehead, KY 40351
    1-800-585-6781
  • Financial Aid
    121 E. Second St., Morehead, KY 40351
    606-783-2011
  • Accounting & Financial Services (Student Billing)
    207 Howell-McDowell, Morehead, KY 40351
    606-783-2019
  • Registrar
    201 Ginger Hall, Morehead, KY 40351
    606-783-2008
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