College representatives are prohibited from discussing student information with parents without a FERPA consent form. Each campus may have a unique form or you can use our College Parents of America consent form.

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CPA Travel Center

Our Travel Center is designed to save college families money on flights, hotels and car rentals. From admission’s visits to family weekends or special campus events our travel center is a great place to start for all your travel needs.

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Academic Year Checklist

Whether your student is a freshmen or a senior it is important to keep track of important dates. Keep your dates organized by downloading the College Parents of America academic year checklist.

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Protect Your Investment

College is often one of the largest financial investments a family makes. College is a great investment, but it is not risk free. Protect your student from unexpected financial losses due that may disrupt their education.

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Half of College Students Surveyed Worry They Won’t Graduate

Over the past twenty-years, much of the work of College Parents of America has been focused on highlighting research and promoting actionable insights for families to support their college student through to graduation.  As a result, it is noteworthy to see Allianz Global Assistance, publish research into the confidence college families and students have in higher education. 

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Tips for Parents – Smartphone Monitoring

Talking With Your Teen About Smartphone Monitoring. Before we restrict social media or take away a child’s smartphone, we need to consider the positives gained by their profiles and online presence. By teaching our sons and daughters to use their presence responsibly, social media might be the key for setting our kids apart from the pack. One way we can help our kids achieve this is by using smartphone monitoring. Listed below are 6 essential tips for talking to a teen about smartphone monitoring.

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2017-18 – College Parents Handbook for Student Success

We are delighted to publish the 2017-18 College Parent Handbook for Student Success. This publication marks the 20th-anniversary milestone of the founding of our organization.  Since our founding, more than one million families have been served by our membership benefits and services.  In the past 20 years, college has changed dramatically.  What hasn’t changed is College Parents of America’s focus on our mission to help students succeed in school as well as after graduation.

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Did you know…?


Only 27% of parents surveyed recall being provided official notice of the school refund policy


79% of parents believe that it is more difficult for today’s parents to save for college than it was for their parents’ generation


More than 30,000 burglaries are reported annually related to college students, including 15,000 residence hall burglaries


When parents are asked of the medical withdrawal refund policy was disclosed, 49% were not sure.


Only 21% of schools surveyed refund 100% for medical withdrawals


Each year, fire departments respond to over 3,800 fires in dormitories, fraternities, sororities and barracks

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