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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.

Highschool is Over, Now What?

High school is over, or the end is in sight. You've signed yearbooks and finished your finals and now take a look at the future. Are you unsure of what you want to do with your life? Does the idea of jumping into college feel overwhelming? Not sure what major to...

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Does Music Help You Study? Here’s What Science Says

Studying can be a bit challenging at times and can also be boring. But you have to stay motivated in order to be able to accomplish something. For students and people who just want to learn something new, music can be very helpful. This has recently been backed by...

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College Tip: 5 Paths to College Success

In our twenty years of efforts to serve college parents, there are a few noteworthy voices who provided valuable insights into what is required by families, students, institutions and communities to promote & define college success.  That’s why we are pleased to showcase an article below by Brandon Busteed who successfully served as the Executive Director, Education and Workforce Development, at Gallup.

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College Parent Tips: Set Expectation for Communication

As high school seniors choose the colleges they’ll attend this fall, many parents are finding that a Relationships 101 course is not only a good idea, it’s required.

 Teresa Cowan, 44, of Detroit took a crash course.

When her son, Cassly Sullen III, left for Prairie View A&M in Texas a year and a half ago, she was excited to see him grow up, but nervous about him leaving home.

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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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