You’ve saved for tuition, your student has studied for exams and SATs, the acceptance letter from UB has arrived and you’re all excited! We’re excited as well to have you join the UB family!
Here are some suggestions as you prepare for life as the parent of a UB Purple Knight:
- Apply for financial assistance
The University of Bridgeport’s Office of Student Financial Services helps students and their families navigate and understand the financial aid process and identify financial tools to help make a college education affordable.
Paying for college is a partnership between your family, the government and the University of Bridgeport. Approximately 97% of our first time, full-time undergraduate receive financial aid. We participate in a variety of federal, state, and private programs that offer loans, grants, scholarships, and other awards to students who demonstrate financial need, superior academic achievement, or other circumstances that may impact their ability to seek an education at University of Bridgeport.
- Fully complete paperwork
It is very important that all paperwork required by the University of Bridgeport is completed accurately and completely. Help your student fill out applications and financial aid forms but don’t do it for him/her! Also, make sure that you are aware of and adhere to all deadlines.
- Sign up for Summer Orientation!
Orientation is a program designed to assist students in making the transition to UB and is valuable to any incoming student whether this is your first college experience directly from high school, you are transferring from another institution, are a graduate student, or you are coming to school later in your life.
- Enjoy your time together this summer!
New student orientation and the start of the school year will be here before you know it! So make sure to spend quality time together over the summer. Remain supportive and excited about your student’s preparations for college. Remember, whether you take a family vacation or just hang out at home, the most important thing you can spend on your children is time; use it wisely and you will both have memories for a lifetime!