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Collaboration & Partnerships
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...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
How Can Nonprofits Partner with Higher Education? »
How do college-nonprofit partnerships develop, and what fosters them? These critical questions were the focus of “Highe...

College Access & Success
Monday, October 14, 2019
3 Resources for National Transfer Student Week »
By Zenia Henderson, Director of Member & Partner Engagement Did you know that the National Institute for the Study of...
Thursday, October 10, 2019
ACT to Offer Section Retesting, 'Superscoring' in 2020 »
Changes are coming to the ACT test next year, and you and your students need to know what lies ahead. ACT announced ea...
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Here's What Students Are Saying About the College Board Opportunity Scholarships »
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program guides high school students through six steps of the college planning...
Monday, October 7, 2019
Community Colleges Test Multiple Interventions for Student Success »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistant for Research and Data Analysis Community colleges, which serve as the entry point...
Monday, October 7, 2019
What the Changes to NACAC's Student Recruitment Rules Could Mean for Our Students »
Just over a week ago, the delegates at the annual National Association for College Admission Counseling ( NACAC ) conferen...

Data, Research & Evaluation
Monday, October 14, 2019
Research Roundup: Low- and Very-Low-Income Students, College Placement Tests, and Grant Aid »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistance for Research and Data Analysis It can be hard to keep up with all of the latest...
Monday, October 14, 2019
New NSC Report Provides Critical Benchmarks for NCAN Members »
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s reports are invaluable for the college access and success field, and...
Monday, September 23, 2019
NCAN 2019 Conference Roundup: Using Data to Improve Outcomes and Scale Capacity »
"Our commitment to equity is our insistence on excellence," Steve Colón, CEO of NCAN member Bottom Line and vice president...
Monday, September 9, 2019
Report Roundup: Racial Discrepancies in Institutional Funding, Nonfederal Aid »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistant for Research and Data Analysis NCAN members know that most of our students face a...
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
NSC Announces New Functionality for StudentTracker for High Schools »
Earlier this summer, the National Student Clearinghouse announced a new slate of K-12 services coming in fall 2019 and e...

Federal Policy & Advocacy
11 hours ago
House Democrats Unveil Comprehensive Higher Education Bill »
Today, U.S. House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced the College Affordability Act – a...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
College Possible Creates Committee to Hone Advocacy Skills Among Staff »
College Possible Chief Program Officer Traci Kirtley and College Possible alum and coach Ha-Quyen Nguyen met with Capitol...
Friday, September 27, 2019
Senate Education Committee Chair Releases New – But Not Comprehensive – Higher Ed Bill »
By Carrie Warick, Director of Policy and Advocacy, and Ray AlQaisi, Policy and Advocacy Manager Yesterday, Sen. Lamar...
Monday, September 23, 2019
Action in Congress Heats Up on Higher Education Act »
By Carrie Warick Director of Policy and Advocacy, and Raymond AlQaisi , Policy and Advocacy Manager As this Cong...
Monday, September 9, 2019
Congress Has Hills to Climb This Fall in Government Funding, HEA »
Washington can now declare the end of summer because Congress is back in town. Returning from the traditional August reces...

Financial Aid
Monday, October 14, 2019
NCAN’s #FormYourFuture FAFSA Tracker Now Tracking 2020-21 Completions »
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Leaves are falling. Temperatures are dropping (kind of). FAFSA completions are r...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
World Investor Week: Investing 101 for Students »
By guest blogger the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy Congratulations on investing in your future by pu...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
FAFSA Verification: Three Common Roadblocks and How to Solve Them »
By guest blogger Sonja Demps , Operations Coordinator, Dell Scholars Program This article was originally published o...
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Use These Resources to Boost FAFSA Completion in Your Community »
The launch of the 2020-21 FAFSA is right around the corner. Oct. 1 marks the first day that NCAN members can begin helping...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Financial Aid Fraud is Wrong — But Overcorrection Could Hurt More Students »
This op-ed was originally published in The Hill on Aug. 1, 2019. Here we go again. Families guided by a private coll...

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...
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...
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Dynamic Duo Helps Detroit Students Get Degrees »
About eight years ago, Get Schooled was founded with a mission "to meet young people where they are and arm them with th...

NCAN News
22 hours ago
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...
Friday, September 27, 2019
NCAN’s 2018-19 Roundup for Members and Supporters »
During NCAN’s national conference in Indianapolis last week, I had the chance to update many of you about NCAN’s work duri...
Monday, September 23, 2019
5 Cities Receive Awards for FAFSA Completion Challenge Efforts »
The winners of the 2018-19 FAFSA Completion Challenge were revealed at the 2019 NCAN National Conference in Indianapolis....
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Great Lakes Bay CCRC's Renee Aumock Wins 2019 College Access Staff Member Award of Excellence »
Mawi Asgedom, president of Mawi Learning, presented the 2019 Dr. David B. Swedlow Memorial College Access Staff Member Awa...

State Policy & Advocacy
Friday, October 11, 2019
From Advocacy Intern to State Legislator: Q&A With Rep. Kevin Windham »
Kevin Windham, a former advocacy intern for The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, was elected to his first two-year ter...

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