The following links were developed by Counseling Services to provide students with information on a variety of topics. Please select from the following:

New Student Adjustment

New Student Adjustment Cycle

Coping with Homesickness

Essential Skills for College Students


Living Healthy 

Early Signs of an Alcohol Problem

10 Healthy Eating Tips for the Busy College Student

"Make Yourself Happy" Developing a Positive Attitude

Setting Personal Boundaries


Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress

Tips for Managing Conflict




  Motivation "I'm just not in the mood"

  Taking Good Notes  

   How to Identify and Refer a Distressed Student


Financial Literacy

Iowa Student Loan Research in Depth - Hard Times 2013

Iowa Student Loan Research in Depth - Voice of the Graduate

Iowa Student Loan Research in Depth - Survey of Recent College Graduates

Iowa Student Loan Research in Depth - Graduate Employment Survey

Budgeting/Budget Calculator 

Credit Cards Pros and Cons

How Student Loan Debt Can Impact Your Future (Iowa Student Loan Game Plan - Interactive Tool)

Money Saving Strategies

Tips for Student Loan Repayment


For additional information on various topics, please visit The Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection by clicking on the link below.

A virtual pamphlet put out by another college may refer to services available only to students at that college. Other students should, of course, contact instead their own college student counseling services. Also, opinions expressed in a virtual pamphlet from one college do not necessarily reflect those of other universities.

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