FERPA Form

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.

2018 – Five Decision Day Tips For College Families

Just mention the words “college admissions,” and the anxiety level for some future college parent households rises as quickly as the spring pollen count outside their front doors.

Part of that anxiety, no doubt, is being driven by a recent spate of high-profile newspaper articles, followed inevitably by their cribbing on television or radio news programs, all of which are collectively making the point that college admission is harder than ever.

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POEM: ‘TWAS THE FUTURE COLLEGE PARENT’S WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the house
College applications were stirring, waiting the click of a mouse;

The essays were done, saved as word docs with care,
In hopes that high SAT scores soon would be there;

The 12th-graders were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of acceptance letters danced in their heads;

And Mom with shrinking checkbook and Dad with plunging market cap,
Found it difficult to relax for a long winter’s nap;

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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.

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Did you know…?

27%

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

79%

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

30,000

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

49%

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

21%

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

3,800

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

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