□ Subscribe to your student’s respective Commonwealth Campus Newswire.
□ Students must submit their immunization records. Instructions are available at studentaffairs.psu.edu/health/
□ Students should copy and pack insurance and prescription cards. Students without health insurance can purchase it through Penn State.
□ Students should have information about their current and maintenance prescription medications
Remind Your Student to Complete the Following Online Modules
□ Penn State SAFE (Student Alcohol Feedback and Education). Family members can view a specialized version of SAFE.
Pay Tuition Bill
□ An email is sent when the bill is ready
□ Fall semester due mid-August
□ Spring semester due mid-December
□ Students must consent to do business electronically and sign the Financial Responsibility Agreement (FRA) in LionPATH prior to enrolling for classes
□ Students must grant parent access to tuition bills in order for parents to view and pay tuition bills
□ Discuss getting online access with your student for tuition bills and Hope/Lifetime Tax Credit using Higher One
□ Plan for future semesters using the Student Tuition Calculators
□ Discuss getting online access for tuition bills, Hope/Lifetime Tax Credit, academic verification, etc. with your student
Prepare for Arrival Day
□ Students should consider purchasing or renting textbooks
□ Add funds to your student’s LionCash+ account
General Topics for Discussion
□ Encourage your student to get involved on campus
□ Discuss campus safety and decisions regarding alcohol use and policies
□ Review class schedule and discuss time management and study skills
□ Learn more about student programs and services available to assist your student
□ Provide reminder of life skills (including doing laundry, managing bank account, eating well)
Stay Connected Online
Email: After your student obtains a Penn State Access Account, University offices or departments will communicate important information to the student’s Penn State e-mail address (. . . @psu.edu). Students can check their Penn State e-mail account via WebMail.
PSU Alert: Please remind your student to add their cell phone number to the PSUAlert system to receive texts and/or voice alerts.
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