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New online portal to empower families on the college journey

May 15, 2024

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Columbus State University is launching a new online portal today to keep families better informed and engaged during the college application process. The site will provide valuable information, deadlines, news and events for soon-to-be college students. 
After creating an online profile, family members can learn more about financial aid, scholarship resources, campus life and Columbus State’s many student success and support programs. In addition to accessing information on demand, families can personalize online content and subscribe to e-newsletters based on their interests 
“Navigating the college decision-making process can be challenging for families—from those with first-time students to families who have been down the college path before,” said Dr. Chip Reese, vice president for enrollment management. “Our families need a one-stop source for the critical information that goes into choosing a college and helping their students on their road to success.” 
With the help of the website, families can also guide their students in scheduling a campus visit, selecting housing options, applying for financial aid, and getting involved in organizations and events.  
“Studies show that students are most successful when their families are involved in selecting a college,” Reese said. “That’s what this new portal is all about—equipping families to help their students connect with all the resources we offer to ensure their success in college and beyond.” 
The new family portal is free and available to families of prospective students at Information collected by the platform will be safeguarded by the university and its portal partner, CampusESP. 
Media contact: 
Michael Tullier, Executive Director, Strategic Communication + Marketing, 706.507.8729, 

Related news coverage:
Columbus State University launches new and improved online portal for families of prospective students (WTVM-TV, May 17, 2024)