Completing the Pre-NSO Homework
Parents, we’ve compiled a list of items that you and/or your student needs to complete before the semester begins.
□ Encourage your student to complete and return their pre-NSO homework and check their progress. The pre-NSO homework contains many helpful things for students to do after NSO and before arrival to campus.
Submitting Healthcare Information
□ All incoming students must submit proof of immunization to University Health Services prior to NSO. Visit the UHS website for instructions: studentaffairs.psu.edu/health/.
□ All students will be asked to submit proof of health insurance in LionPATH.
□ Make a copy of insurance and prescription cards for your student to take to school.
Paying the Tuition Bill
□ If you plan to view and pay your student’s tuition bill, your student first needs to grant you parent/family “Authorized Payer Access” in LionPATH.
□ All students must sign the Financial Responsibility Agreement in LionPATH prior to enrolling in classes every semester.
□ An email is sent when the tuition statement is ready. The fall semester bill is due in mid-August and Spring Semester is due in mid-December. To plan for future semesters, please refer to tuition.psu.edu.
□ Encourage your student to enroll in eRefund for the quickest delivery of refund payments.
Prepare for Arrival Day
□ Students should obtain their textbooks (either purchase or rent).
□ 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 and drug use
□ Discuss time management, study skills, and mutual expectations for staying in touch
□ Talk about how your student will finance their education
□ Provide reminder of life skills (including doing laundry, managing bank account, eating well, etc.)
Stay Connected Online
Email: After your student obtains a Penn State Access ID, University offices or departments will communicate important information to the student’s Penn State e-mail address (accessID@psu.edu). Students can check their Penn State e-mail account via Office 365.
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