Standard Membership Benefits
$2,500 per term / $5,000 annual tuition insurance benefit.
Underwritten by A.M. Best "A" (Excellent) rated Markel Insurance, GradGuard Tuition Insurance is a group policy with College Parents of America that refunds the cost of tuition, academic fees, room, board and other legitimate expenses if a full-time student is forced to withdraw from school due to unexpected illness, injury or death.
ID Theft Protection & Resolution Services
Internet Fraud Monitoring*
Internet Fraud Monitoring utilizes real-time, web-crawling technology to monitor chat rooms, websites and blogs where thieves trade and sell stolen credit/debit card data. Should we find any of your monitored cards on these web portals, Internet Fraud Monitoring automatically sends you an email alert, giving you the time needed to foil a thief's attempt to use your credit information.*
Identity Resolution Services
Should you become the victim of identity fraud, we will help you to recover quickly. You'll be assigned a dedicated caseworker who will work with you to restore your identity, supporting you every step of the way. Plus, you'll receive a customized kit filled with helpful information to help you recover even faster. Thanks to College Parents of America and GradGuard, you can be well on your way towards restoring your good name in no time.
Card and Document Registration
This service helps you store information from credit cards, bank cards and important documents in one central location. Should your registered items become lost or stolen, retrieving your data is just a simple phone call away...making those emergency situations a little less stressful.
Lost/Stolen Credit Card Assistance*
If you discover your credit cards are missing, call us immediately. We will notify all credit card issuers, cancel lost or stolen cards, and request that replacements be issued promptly.* When you call, you will be asked questions, such as name, address, and Membership Number. You will also be asked to verify credit card information. We will promptly mail you written confirmation of all credit card cancellations and all replacement requests.
Advocacy and Information
As the only national membership association dedicated to advocating on behalf of parents as they prepare for and put their children through college, College Parents of America's advocacy intends to represent and bring benefit to more than 35 million households – one in every three households in America and a critical constituency in national- and state-level debates on higher education issues. We seek to empower parents with content, services, benefits, resources and partnerships that can guide our members to make decisions with greater insight and confidence. We also embrace the issues that affect your college experience and deploy our resources to influence the changes that will benefit our members.
Professional Resources Information regarding Transition, Adjustment, and Completion through College:
- Paying for college—including Simple Tuition
- Career Development & Internships
- Study Abroad
- Transition to the Work Place or Graduate School
A competitive scholarship program is established by College Parents of America to reward students for their outstanding academic performance, excellence in community service and exceptional leadership.
In 2010, ten $1,000 P. Douglas Laughlin Scholarships will be awarded to deserving students in the categories of:
- First Generation College Students entering freshman year
- Incoming freshman or upperclassmen who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, academic excellence and community service
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* Complete details of benefit coverage are provided to new members.