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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College Parents and College Admissions: How To Make the Most of Your Campus Visit

The college visit is an important part of the college admissions process, but parents may not be sure how best to participate in and maximize that visit. This article suggests some things parents should think about as they prepare for and make the college visit.
According to VisitDays, about a quarter of campus visits by prospective students occur in April. So now is the time to consider how to make the most of your visit and how best to use your time on campus.

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Flirting with College Admissions

We are big fans of Frank Bruni - the long-time contributor to the New York Times and author of Where you Go Is Not Who You'll Be, about the college admissions mania. We reviewed some of the articles that appeared in the New York Times and highlight some of the best...

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The Twelve Days of Christmas for Current College Parents

For current college parents, the twelve days of Christmas don’t end with a partridge and a pear tree.

In fact, the year-end holidays don’t seem to end at all. Increasingly, colleges and universities are scheduling longer and longer periods of time between the last day of fall finals and the first day of spring semester.

Beginning as early as mid-December, those of you who are current college parents began to have your sons and daughters come home for the holidays. And their rooms were probably still waiting to be cleaned from the mess they left at Thanksgiving.

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Four Easy Steps To College Application Sanity

One peek in your son’s room confirms that he’s in the midst of the college application process. His floor is littered with school viewbooks, post-it notes obscure his computer screen, and his test score summary has gone AWOL. One thing is certain: if colleges are looking for well-organized students, he’ll be getting mostly thin envelopes. You wonder how he’ll ever pull it all together!

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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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