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The #FormYourFuture FAFSA Tracker is an interactive data dashboard that tracks and ranks states’ progress toward 100% of their high school seniors completing the FAFSA and measures change year over year. The tracker shows weekly progress and allows for year-to-year comparisons at the national, state, city, school district, and school levels.

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NCAN Supports Legislation to Simplify FAFSA, Permanently Reauthorize MSI Funding
Dec. 5, 2019

The National College Access Network strongly endorses the Senate-passed amended version of the FUTURE Act (H.R. 2486), which supports NCAN’s students by achieving two of our policy priorities. The legislation permanently reauthorizes $255 million in annual mandatory funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority Serving Institutions, and simplifies the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and income-driven student loan repayment process.

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NCAN Analysis: Students in Higher-Poverty School Districts Are Less Likely to Apply for Financial Aid
Dec. 2, 2019

In 37 states, the average Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion rate in higher-income school districts surpasses that of lower-income school districts. This suggests students who are most likely to benefit from access to postsecondary financial aid are less likely to get it. On average, the gap in FAFSA completion between higher- and lower-income school districts is more than 7 percentage points.

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Check Out the 2019 #Thankful4Pell Campaign Highlights
Dec. 2, 2019

The sixth annual #Thankful4Pell advocacy campaign is in the books. The 2019 campaign ran Nov. 18-22, and a number of NCAN members and other supporters took to the Interwebs to express appreciation for Pell Grants to the elected officials who make funding decisions about this crucial need-based aid program.

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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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