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Parent Newsletter

Hawkeye's parent newsletter, the Hawkeye Connection, is sent monthly to parents of current and prospective Hawkeye students.

The newsletter provides valuable information about campus happenings, services, dates at Hawkeye, financial aid, and much more.

Read the current edition of the parent newsletter.

Parent's Guide to Planning for College

Choosing a college can be one of the most difficult decisions a student will have to make. Be supportive and help your student set goals and plan for the future.

Check out the Options

Get Organized

  • Categorize each school’s information in a file folder to aid your student in making his or her college decision.

Talk to Your Student About College Costs

  • Agree on a budget for who’s going to cover the expenses.

  • Attend high school financial aid night, if available. If your high school does not offer one, contact the Financial Aid office for more information.

  • Apply for financial aid and scholarships.

Help Your Student Navigate the Admissions Process

Accepted! What's Next?

  • Once accepted, students can login to their My Hawkeye account. My Hawkeye is Hawkeye's student portal. It is also where your student will access their Hawkeye email.

  • Remind your student to sign up for a Mandatory Orientation and Registration Experience (MORE). Students will receive information about MORE, including how to sign up for a session, in their Hawkeye student email.

  • Finalize financial aid, if needed.

  • Help your student finalize housing.

  • Buy textbooks.


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