While we encourage student growth and independence, we recognize that families play an active and supportive role in helping students make important choices and plan for their future. Applying to college and finding ways to pay for college can be interesting and at times seem like a complicated process. We are here to assist you as you navigate the many opportunities available at the college. We’ll do our best to make this a simple, clear, and exciting process for you and your student.
Below you will find valuable information and resources to support your student in planning and preparing to attend LaGuardia.
During this stage you can support your student by having a discussion about their interests and aspirations and helping them to explore majors that best fit their career goals. As your student applies and enrolls to the college they will need to fill out forms, submit documents, meet deadlines, take tests, and attend events. You can make the process go more smoothly by helping them keep track of dates, prepare for tests, organize files and papers, and provide the gentle reminder about appointments and deadlines.
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We offer grants, scholarships, work-study, tuition payment plans, on/off campus jobs, and information about loans to cover college costs such as tuition, books, supplies and transportation. You might be surprised to find out how much financial aid you can receive, regardless of your family’s income level.
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Each student is different. Some students adjust quickly, and some take time to adjust to college life. We provide a number of activities and resources to help students acclimate. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in all activities, as they are meant to help ease the transition into college. First Year Experience Tips for Supporting a Student's Transition to College
The best way for you to get a feel for our College is to visit. Join us for an Open House, Information Session, Campus Tour, or Student and Family Day. Click here to register.
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As a parent/guardian, you have the right to review your child's education records and to request changes under limited circumstances. To protect your child's privacy, the law generally requires the College to ask for written consent before disclosing your child's personally identifiable information to individuals other than you. Learn more.
Like you, we care about campus safety, and we work hard to provide a safe, secure environment for our students, faculty and staff.
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