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Tom Callan, KSL Newsradio More than halfway through the fall semester many college students say they need mom and dad and not just for paying the bills.
A student at the University of Utah admits he dials up his folks in Alpine when he wants them to schedule a doctor appointment. "And then they usually go with me so that they can pay for it, too," he said.
Another student struggling through a course called up mom for advice, but then reminded her, this is not elementary school. "And she said, ‘Do you want me to talk to your professor?' but of course that's not going to be an option," the student laughed.
One survey finds seven out 10 students stay in touch with their parents or guardians.