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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.

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.

8 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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10 Games For College Families This Holiday Season

The holidays are for celebrating with friends and family. College students are home from school, most professions allow for time off to spend with family, and unless you live in a tropical climate, most people enjoy staying inside to bundle up and stay warm. Family...

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Five Practical Financial Tips for College Students

College can be one of the best times of your life, albeit stressful and difficult at times, but a valuable point in one’s personal life and growth.  College can also be one of the most expensive.  As we have written before, the average 2016 college grad left college with $37,172 in student debt.  Here are five practical financial tips for college students.

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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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