College Parents of America Humor series is now available on Collegeparents.org.read more
The pace of the weeks leading up to the start of college can move quickly. There are many topics college parents forget to discuss or just run out of time to consider fully with your student.read more
College Parents of America has been an active contributor to the topic of student health. There are many topics to consider. We try to make it simple and easy for college parents with three college student health tips for parents.read more
Unlike nearly every other bill your family pays, you may be surprised to learn that your student bill for college may never arrive in your mail box. In fact, if the college mails a bill, it will almost certainly be addressed to the student.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
How America Pays for College 2017, a national study by Sallie Mae® and Ipsos, looks at undergraduate families' attitudes toward college, how much they spent, and the sources they used to pay for it. Did you know scholarships and grants cover 35% of college costs?...read more
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