For Parents

For Parents

Welcome to the St. Joseph’s College experience. During the next few years, you and your son or daughter will be investing energy, time and money in being a part of one of the richest educational opportunities in the New York Metropolitan area.

You may have many questions as your child begins their academic career. The parent/family office can provide information on admissions and orientation procedures or direct your inquiries to the proper office or department. New beginnings can be exciting and sometimes overwhelming. Allow us to help integrate you into the St. Joseph’s family.


Joseph Benkert
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College Board
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
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.

The ACT is a college entrance exam offered to students. On their website, parents can find materials to help prepare their student for the exam, as well as helpful articles regarding higher education.
This website includes helpful articles about the college admissions and enrollment process to assist your child as they select their college.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor, this site allows you to research current job outlooks and employment opportunities for various occupations.

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)
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 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 residents.

FastWeb Scholarship Search
Students can research and apply for scholarships through FastWeb. They boast having over 1.5 million scholarship opportunities available through their site.

Security On Campus, Inc.
Security On Campus, Inc. provides information on current safety regulations and tips on how to be safe on a college campus.

Campus Security Data
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)
Provides extensive information and recommendations on federal student aid.