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.

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.

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.

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.

5 Main Causes of Stress For College Students

When we think of college life, we think of the greatest years of our lives. However, we tend to ignore that it is also the time of stressful experiences and a wide range of mental health challenges. Given multiple sources of distress, some people will feel overwhelmed...

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5 Safety Tips For New Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve is a time to celebrate with friends and family. Most people either go out on the town or to a friends house to celebrate. If you or your loved ones have a few drinks tonight, here are some ways to make sure everyone gets home safe and sound. Eat a large...

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5 Christmas Crafts & Snacks

It's the holiday season, students are back in town from college, family is getting together to celebrate, and we are looking for fun things to do together. We've pulled together a list of 5 Christmas themed crafts & snacks for you to make this Christmas! Snow...

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5 Ways Parents Can Help With College Applications

Every parent you meet has a different philosophy about how involved they should be in the college admissions process. There is no one perfect way, but there are definitely guidelines. Follow these 5 suggestions for a peaceful, productive application season! Be...

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5 Crafts & Snacks to make during Hanukkah

Hanukkah Crafts and Snacks Hannukah, Hanukkah, Hanukka, Channukah… however you want to spell it doesn’t matter, because you will still get to try out some of these awesome crafts and snacks to enjoy during the festival of lights! We have 5 fun crafts and snacks for...

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Thirty percent of freshmen won’t return for their sophomore year

William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, are the authors of “The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives and report in their New York Times article that “thirty percent of freshmen won’t return for their sophomore year, and the wheels can start to fall off as early as Thanksgiving.” They suggest that what your college student needs most is practice running his or her own life — and college is a risky place to do that for the first time.”

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5 Thanksgiving Crafts & Snacks This Holiday Season

While the kids are home from college and the whole family is getting together for the holidays, this is the perfect time for some fun Thanksgiving themed crafts and snacks. Check out some of these fun ideas for your Thanksgiving family time.   Candy Corn Turkey...

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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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