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.

After High School Alternatives to College

After graduating from high school, many students think the only thing they need to do is go to college. While a college degree can be beneficial, it is not for everyone. There are five alternatives to college that students should think about once they graduate high...

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Choosing College: 5 Tips for Parents

Choosing College: 5 Tips for Parents

By Michael B. Horn and Bob Moesta Over the last several years, we collected and analyzed more than 200 personal stories and surveys of more than 1,000 students who chose different paths for higher education to understand what was causing them to enroll. We discovered...

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Highschool is Over, Now What?

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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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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