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Collaboration & Partnerships
Thursday, October 31, 2019
6 Reasons to Unite Child Savings Accounts and College Access-Success Programs »
In a new report co-written by the National College Access Network and Prosperity Now, " The Power of Connecting Children’s...
Friday, October 18, 2019
Taking Stock of the College Access and Success Movement: A Conversation with Grantmakers »
We “always hear ‘college isn’t worth it’,” said Paul J. Luna, president and CEO of Helios Education Foundation and an NCAN...
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Rural Student Success Resources: 2 Conferences Highlight Rural College Access »
Two conferences, one past and one forthcoming, highlight a growing momentum around college access and success in rural com...
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Nashville and Cleveland Demonstrate Reporting District Outcomes at Scale »
That NCAN members across the country are making a difference in students’ lives every day as these students work to access...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
How Iowa College Aid Provides Student-Specific FAFSA Completion Data to Schools »
By guest bloggers Christina Sibaouih, MAISD, and Jamie Covell, MSW, of Iowa College Aid The mission to provide st...

College Access & Success
Monday, November 25, 2019
Reminder: Your Students Can Earn a Chance at a Scholarship for Completing the FAFSA »
It's hard to believe, but we're almost two months into the 2020-21 FAFSA filing cycle. Through Nov. 15, just more than a q...
Friday, October 25, 2019
Axel Soto Learned Valuable Lessons After 2 Bouts of FAFSA Verification »
This piece originally appeared on the Florida College Access Network website. It is reported here with permission....
Monday, October 21, 2019
New Brief Highlights Challenges, Solutions for California's Undocumented Students »
“California is home to more than three million undocumented residents, representing one-quarter of all undocumented immigr...
Friday, October 18, 2019
Takeaways From NCAN's 2019 Advisors Learning Community »
The Advisors Learning Community at NCAN's 2019 National Conference in Indianapolis was jam-packed with enthusiastic profes...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
3 Lightning Talks: Achieving Equity in College Access and Success – What Will It Really Take? »
By Karen Lopez, Communications Intern, and Kelly Mae Ross, Communications Manager The 2019 NCAN National Conference wa...

Data, Research & Evaluation
Monday, December 2, 2019
New Report Analyzes College Students’ Return on Investment »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistant for Research and Data Analysis As college costs (and, coincidentally, student loa...
Friday, November 22, 2019
College Scorecard Update: ED Releases Program-/Major-Level Data on Earnings »
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced that it would expand and enhance its College Scoreca...
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Digging Deeper Into Using the Impact Genome Project® »
In August and September, more than 40 NCAN members participated in the Impact Survey Project, a collaboration between NCAN...
Monday, November 11, 2019
Trends Reports Examine Student Aid, College Pricing »
There are a handful of eagerly-awaited annual publications in the college access field that merit members’ attention. The...
Friday, November 8, 2019
3 Takeaways From the Latest Report on Disparities in Job Attainment and Earnings »
By Zenia Henderson, Director of Member & Partner Engagement In a recent data analysis from the Georgetown University C...

Federal Policy & Advocacy
Thursday, December 5, 2019
NCAN Supports Legislation to Simplify FAFSA, Permanently Reauthorize MSI Funding »
By Carrie Warick, Director of Policy and Advocacy, and Ray AlQaisi, Policy and Advocacy Manager The National College A...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
DACA: Where Things Stand, How To Get Involved »
By guest blogger Rachel Lostumbo, Assistant Director for Success, CollegeTracks In late November, the fate of over 7...
Monday, December 2, 2019
Check Out the 2019 #Thankful4Pell Campaign Highlights »
The sixth annual #Thankful4Pell advocacy campaign is in the books. The 2019 campaign ran Nov. 18-22, and a number of NCAN...
Monday, November 18, 2019
What is the 2020-21 Pell Grant Max Award? »
The short answer: We have absolutely no idea. Congress is still debating what the federal spending levels will be for f...
Monday, November 18, 2019
Use Social Media to Tell Congress Why You’re #Thankful4Pell »
The Pell Grant program is a higher education policy success story. Since 1972, the Pell Grant has helped tens of millions...

Financial Aid
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Here's the Biggest FAFSA News From the 2019 FSA Training Conference »
Major General (Retired) Mark A. Brown, Chief Operating Officer at FSA, addresses attendees at the 2019 FSA Training Confer...
Monday, December 2, 2019
Students in Higher-Poverty School Districts Are Less Likely to Apply for Financial Aid »
By Bill DeBaun, Director of Data and Evaluation, and Carrie Warick, Director of Policy and Advocacy In 37 states, the...
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Nebraska to Create College Savings Account for Every Baby »
In May, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed legislation creating the Meadowlark Program to encourage families to save for...
Thursday, November 14, 2019
FAFSA Completions Up 4.6% Through First Month of 2020-21 Cycle »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistant for Research and Data Analysis From long hours at financial aid nights to navigat...
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
FAFSA Completion Challenge Cities Weigh In On Effective Strategies, Challenges »
A spring survey of 2018-19 FAFSA Completion Challenge grantees and their partners requested input on effective strategie...

Member News
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
CollegeBound Elects an Alum, Alicia Wilson, to Serve as Board Chair For the First Time »
NCAN member CollegeBound Foundation is a college access and success organization that helps Baltimore City public school...
Monday, January 28, 2019
Member-Served Students Attend Michelle Obama's Book Tour »
Last fall, former first lady Michelle Obama launched a book tour for her memoir, “Becoming.” In the book, Mrs. Obama discu...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
See Some of the Top News Coverage of NCAN Members in 2018 »
NCAN members are frequently featured in the news, so we’ve collected some of our favorite news articles and op-eds from th...
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Don't Forget Your Self-Care This Holiday Season »
I know! You’re a committed nonprofit professional. You’re crazy busy. Many people are relying on you. The holidays are he...
Monday, November 19, 2018
Q&A With Steve Colón, New CEO of Bottom Line: 'I see myself in the students we serve.' »
In September, Steve Colón  became the new CEO  of NCAN member  Bottom Line . Mr. Colón has dedicated his...

NCAN News
Monday, November 4, 2019
6 Ways NCAN’s New Strategic Plan Benefits Members »
By Zenia Henderson, Director of Member & Partner Engagement Strategic plans can be filled with some pretty inspiri...
Monday, November 4, 2019
NCAN Unveils New Strategic Plan to Membership »
Despite some progress, large equity gaps persist in postsecondary access and attainment, with students from low-income hig...
Monday, October 28, 2019
NCAN Members Advocate to Great Success »
Reminder: You can now apply for the next cohort of Member Advocacy Grants . The application deadline is Nov. 5. Over...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
NCAN Announces New Advocacy Grant Opportunity for Members »
The National College Access Network is pleased to launch this opportunity for our members to engage in advocacy work in hi...
Monday, September 30, 2019
NCAN 2019 Conference: Attendee Stat Breakdown »
The 2019 national conference in Indianapolis was my fifth NCAN conference. As the database administrator at NCAN, I get to...

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