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NCAN Report: Shrinking Options, Growing Affordability Gaps for Low-Income Students Nationwide

Students from low-income backgrounds are increasingly being shut out of two- and four-year public institutions, new NCAN research shows. In 2016-17, just 48% of community colleges in our sample were affordable for the average Pell Grant recipient, and only 27% of four-year public institutions were affordable.

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10/16/2019
FSA Webinar: Tools to Help You Use the myStudentAid Mobile App

10/16/2019
NCAN Webinar: The Plus 5 Push: Helping Students Cross the FAFSA Finish Line

10/21/2019 » 10/25/2019
National Transfer Student Week

11/1/2019
"Young, Gifted & Advancing" Conference

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NCAN Announces New Advocacy Grant Opportunity for Members
Oct. 15, 2019

Policy decisions at both the federal and state levels impact students’ ability to access, pay for, and succeed in college. Our students’ voices, and those of the practitioners who work with them, are powerful avenues to influence policymakers’ decisions at the state level and in Washington, D.C.

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NCAN’s #FormYourFuture FAFSA Tracker Now Tracking 2020-21 Completions
Oct. 14, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Leaves are falling. Temperatures are dropping (kind of). FAFSA completions are rolling in. With Federal Student Aid’s first data release of the 2020-21 cycle, the #FormYourFuture FAFSA Tracker has switched into the new cycle and will be updated weekly with information on FAFSA completions at the school, district, city, state, and national levels.

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What the Changes to NACAC's Student Recruitment Rules Could Mean for Our Students
October 7, 2019

At what point now will we be able to consider seniors “done” with the college application process?

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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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