For Parents

For Parents

In a world of uncertainty, we want you to know that SJC is still here for you and your students. While we are saddened so many activities are being cancelled, we look forward to what the future brings for your student. And St. Joseph's College would love to be a part of that future.  
 
Our staff continues working hard to make sure all of our admitted students are able to easily navigate their transition to college. We also want to keep you in the loop throughout this process.

Here are some updates from the Office of Admissions

Most importantly, we hope your families are safe and healthy. Our students and their families are so important to us. If there is anything we can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact our staff.

Helpful Links for Parents

  • College Board
    collegeboard.com
    With a section designated specifically to parents, College Board offers information on AP and SAT tests. It is also a great resource to search for colleges, as well as learn about different majors and get advice on planning and paying for college.
  • College Parents of America
    collegeparents.org
    College Parents of America is the only national membership association dedicated to advocating and to serving on behalf of current and future college parents. This site features helpful resources, time lines, newsletters and advice.
  • ACT
    act.org
    The ACT is a college entrance exam offered to students. On its website, parents can find materials to help prepare their children for the exam, as well as helpful articles regarding higher education.
  • BestColleges.com
    bestcolleges.com/resources
    This website includes helpful articles about the college admissions and enrollment process to assist your child as they select their college.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
    Provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor, this site allows you to research current job outlooks and employment opportunities for various occupations.
  • Finaid
    finaid.org
    This website provides links to various information about financial aid including searching for scholarships, military aid, loans and calculating the cost of college.
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    fafsa.ed.gov
    This federal website is where students apply for financial aid and learn about government grants and available loans.
  • New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)
    hesc.ny.gov/
    HESC is an organization through New York state that helps families with their financial aid process. It is also responsible for distributing Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funds to New York state residents.
  • FastWeb Scholarship Search
    fastweb.com
    Students can research and apply for scholarships through FastWeb. The site boasts of having over 1.5 million available scholarship opportunities.
  • Security On Campus, Inc.
    securityoncampus.org
    Security On Campus, Inc. provides information on current safety regulations and tips on how to be safe on a college campus.
  • Campus Security Data
    ope.ed.gov/campussafety
    Maintained by the U.S. government, this site can show you how safe your student’s future campus is. The site has listings of all security incidents on every college campus.
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
    nasfaa.org
    Provides extensive information and recommendations on federal student aid.