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NCAN's mission is to build, strengthen, and empower communities and stakeholders to close equity gaps in postsecondary attainment for all students.

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2020 NCAN Advocacy Training and Hill Day

Members: We need you and your students to join us in Washington on March 2-3. During this two-day advocacy event, you will build relationships with your elected officials in Congress (we will teach you how to make the most of these meetings). There is no registration fee for the event, and we are offering stipends to cover students' participation. Please join us in championing federal policies that will help close equity gaps in postsecondary attainment. Your voice makes a difference!

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1/28/2020
NCAN webinar: Effective Strategies for School District Leadership Engagement

1/30/2020
NCAN webinar: Beyond Financial Aid: SNAP Benefits for College Students

3/2/2020 » 3/3/2020
2020 NCAN Advocacy Training and Hill Day

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Schools Should Make Better Use of Advisory Periods; Here's How They Can
Jan. 21, 2020

Fortunately, there is good news for K-12 schools and districts interested in harnessing the potential of advisory periods. There are a variety of free and readily available resources, including complete lesson plans, to help teachers, counselors, and other school staff guide students through postsecondary planning.

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NCAN Welcomes 3 New Staff Members
Jan.17, 2020

The start of the new year brought some exciting changes for NCAN. Earlier this month, we welcomed not one, not two, but three new staff members to the NCAN team: Lindsey Barclay, Carm Saimbre, and Ewaoluwa Ogundana.

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Emiliano Morales Flores Was Able to Afford College Thanks to Florida Law
Jan. 14, 2019

For many students, achieving a college degree turns on their ability to pay the costs of college. Having the means to pay for college is even more critical for undocumented students who, due to their immigration status, are ineligible for federal and state financial aid. Additionally, because such students are not considered residents, they are not eligible for in-state tuition in many states. Fortunately, thanks to a Florida law passed in 2014, many such students now qualify for in-state tuition and can achieve their college and career goals.

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Why College Access & Success?
50%

A low-income student is about half as likely to complete a postsecondary degree or certificate by age 26 as a high-income student.

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40%

NCAN member-served students from low-income high schools were nearly 40% more likely to earn a postsecondary credential within six years.

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30%

The Pell Grant used to cover more than three-fourths of college costs at a public four-year institution. Today, it covers less than 30%.

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