Parent and Family Connection

Board of Curators approves new tuition structure and 2022-23 tuition increase

Posted by on May 18, 2022

On Tuesday, May 17, the University of Missouri Board of Curators voted to approve a new differential tuition structure for each of the University of Missouri System’s four universities, which will go into effect for the Fall 2023 semester.

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Summer Jobs for College Students

Posted by on May 17, 2022

Is your student looking for a job for the summer? If so, share this with your student to get them started on their summer job search.
Summer is the perfect time to find seasonal work as a college student. While you may have some time off from classes, you can earn some extra cash and gain real-world experience. But there are a ton of summer jobs for college students – how will you know which one is right for you?

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Missouri S&T Summer Camps: Explore. Discover. Inspire.

Posted by on May 11, 2022

Looking for a summer adventure for your children?  Join scientific innovators for an exciting summer on the Missouri S&T campus.  Missouri S&T Summer Camps are all about discovering and exploring what it takes to have a future career in the business, science, communication, math, technology, and engineering fields. Campers have the opportunity to learn about explosives, tour a nuclear reactor, explore diverse engineering careers, create art, serve as environmentalists, travel to the edge of space, and prepare to become future STEM leaders.

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End-of-Semester Checklist

Posted by on May 3, 2022

The last few weeks of spring semester are hectic. Your student may drop off the radar while wrapping up classes and taking finals, so when you do make contact it’s important to touch on the most important things. Often students don’t have much time between their last final exam and when they need to move out of the residence hall. Organization is key! Here are some details they don’t want to forget, and ways for parents to help.

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Mistakes – an opportunity or a failure?

Posted by on April 12, 2022

No one likes to make mistakes. We know we may not be perfect, but we try not to make too many mistakes — especially what we might consider to be stupid mistakes. College students don’t like to make mistakes either, but they will probably make some — perhaps many — mistakes throughout their college years.

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Tips to Save on Computers and Course Materials

Posted by on April 5, 2022

Does your student need to buy a new laptop? Want to learn how to reserve required course materials for your student? Here are some cost-saving tips from The S&T Store:

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Now that my children are grown, what is my purpose?

Posted by on March 22, 2022

Even though being a parent was never my only identity, now that my children are grown, I find myself wondering what my purpose is – what is important now?

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Encourage your student to join a professional association

Posted by on March 15, 2022

As your student is settling into the college routine in their first year or two, it is difficult to imagine that joining a professional organization or two could possibly matter. You and your college student may still be adjusting to college life and that professional career may seem a long way off.

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Why You Need to Talk to Your College Student About Academic Integrity

Posted by on March 8, 2022

While it’s true that we’ve been teaching and modeling values all through our children’s lives, it’s important that you continue having conversations with them about academic integrity.  It matters, and your student’s college career could depend on a solid understanding of what it is, why it matters, and how to prevent getting into “integrity trouble.”

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Is your student a good houseguest?

Posted by on March 1, 2022

The college years are often the first time a student travels alone and spends time at another family’s home. Breaks and long weekends are frequently opportunities when college friends offer up their home for a visit by a fellow student.

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