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Studying, Balance and Workload

  • Ask for help! Join the Student with Children listserv and exchange tips with other student-parents. Send a blank email to to subscribe.
  • Coordinate baby-sitting and study time with other student-parents or look into hiring someone from NYU's babysitting registry
  • Don't forget - there's an NYU Parent's Network!
  • If you are just getting back into school, try taking only one or two classes to ease back into it. You will get a feel for the workload, and then progressively work your way up to being a fulltime student. If you have any financial conerns regarding class load costs - visit the Office of Financial Aid or call them at 212.998.4444
  • Study wherever you can, including on your commute (if traveling by train or bus). If you do commute - stay informed! NYU has services specifically for commuter students. Visit the NYU Commuter Services website, or stop by the Student Resource Center (Kimmel Center, Suite 210) for more information.
  • Quiet Study Spaces are also available on campus - click here to view places and times. 
  • Scholastic and have great resources for influential and well-loved children's books - if your children see you reading and writing, give them a book to read along! It will help influence positive behaviors and future study habits. 
  • If need additonal ways of reaching out or want to find events for you and your child - visit the NYU Students with Children Club's Facebook

If you do find yourself stressed or down, contact the NYU Wellness Exchange. Call (212) 443-9999 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This service is free for all NYU students.

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