11 Basic Financial Tips For College Students

As a college student, you understand and value the importance of your physical fitness and emotional well-being. But are you as fiscally fit as you are physically and emotionally? It may be time to learn “fiscal fitness” now for a lifetime of financial...

College Fire Safety

Fire safety should be a priority in evaluating accommodations both before and after entering college. Your students should be aware of housing authority safety policies or create their own check list if living off campus: Is there an automatic fire alarm (one that...

Ten Factors in Student Success

College Parents of America operates with a premise that every student wants to succeed.  We also believe that part of your role as a parent is to help your student to succeed frequently as the school year begins, and to aid him or her in attaining a higher level...

In Defense of Helicopter Parents

College Parents of America (CPA) often finds itself in the position of defending parents and our behavior in support of our college-aged, or soon to be college-aged, children. Let’s be honest, some small percentage of us may go over the edge and try to do too much in...

How College Works

How does college work? Or put another way, how do colleges work and how can you and your student learn to adjust to their practices and achieve success? Ultimately, of course, it is up to your student to find his/her way in the world. And his/her first step to a new...

The Case for Tuition Insurance

Everyone knows that college is expensive. Yet very few people know that the cost of college can be insured. The high cost of college has been building for decades. Withering subsidies at the state level are causing public universities to raise the sticker prices they...

Financial Capability Critical to Higher Ed Success

Teaching young people — and their parents — how to better save and spend their money is a critical component to increasing college-going rates in the U.S., warned a panel of experts who spoke this week at the National Association of State Treasurers meeting in Salt...

It’s That Time of Year

Here in the midst of the holiday season, many of us find ourselves at celebrations with friends and family where the consumption of alcohol is involved. These are particularly important events for members of College Parents of America, because they are opportunities...

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