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Archived Blogs (2017 and older)
Friday, December 22, 2017
NCAN Meets with Secretary DeVos »
One of NCAN’s primary goals is to make the voice of our members heard at all levels. I recently had the opportunity to tak...
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Infographic: The Leaky FAFSA Pipeline »
Late last month, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee  hosted a hearing  on propos...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Breaking Down the PROSPER Act: "One Loan" »
This is the fifth installment in NCAN's blog series on various proposals contained in the Promoting Real Opportunit...
Monday, December 11, 2017
Breaking Down the PROSPER Act: Consumer Information and FAFSA Simplification »
This is the fourth installment in  NCAN's blog series  on various proposals contained in the Promoting Rea...
Friday, December 8, 2017
Breaking Down the PROSPER Act: "One Work-Study" »
This is the third installment in  NCAN's blog series  on various proposals contained in the Promoting Real Oppor...
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Breaking Down the PROSPER Act: "One Grant" »
This is the second installment in NCAN's blog series on various proposals contained in the Promoting Real Opportuni...
Thursday, December 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Longtime AVID Executive Retires After Driving Years of Growth »
By Elizabeth Morgan , Director of External Relations If you ever wondered how AVID got to be the country’s large...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
NCAN Members Urge Further Examination of HEA Proposals »
Last week, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC)  introduced her bill  to...
Monday, December 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Members Help Schools Achieve Outstanding FAFSA Completion Rates for 2017 »
By Shelbe Klebs , Graduate Policy Intern  Students in high-poverty school districts do not always complete the F...
Friday, December 1, 2017
House HEA Proposal Contains Some Innovative, Some Concerning Ideas »
The National College Access Network is encouraged to see the House of Representatives begin its discussion about the long...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
FAFSA’s Going Mobile – and Bringing Some Friends Along »
The Federal Student Aid Training Conference has been filled with exciting announcements about the future of the aid expe...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
“The Future of FSA is Upon Us” »
By Kim Cook , Executive Director, and Carrie Warick , Director of Policy and Advocacy In a bold vision laid out over...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Bipartisan Senate Hearing Finds Agreement on Need to #FixFAFSA »
At yesterday’s Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing, “ Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: E...
Monday, November 27, 2017
New Grant Helps NCAN, Texas A&M and College Forward Promote Rural Postsecondary Attainment »
NCAN is partnering with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and College Forward to increase the number of rural s...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
#Thankful4Pell Reaches New Heights in 2017 »
By Allie Ciaramella , Communications Manager With more than 900 participants, approximately 340 messages to 120 membe...
Friday, November 17, 2017
"Filling out the FAFSA Was the Greatest Thing I Could Ever Do" »
For  students underrepresented in higher education , every dollar counts when piecing together a financial aid packag...
Thursday, November 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Simple FAFSA Act "Will Move the Needle" on Completion Rates »
By Carrie Warick , Director of Policy and Advocacy  The Simple FAFSA Act of 2017 , introduced today by Democr...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tips for Making Matches with the NSC StudentTracker »
By  Bill DeBaun , Director of Data and Evaluation Many NCAN member programs use the National Student Clearinghous...
Monday, November 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
House, Senate Tax Bills Offer Differing Proposals on Higher Ed »
By  Carrie Warick , Director of Policy and Advocacy Over the past two weeks, Congressional Republicans have r...
Sunday, November 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
This Week: Tell Our Lawmakers Why You’re #Thankful4Pell »
By Allie Ciaramella , Communications Manager Because of the Pell Grant program's profound impact on higher education...
Thursday, November 9, 2017
"Financial Aid Enabled Me to Have a College Experience" »
For  students underrepresented in higher education , every dollar counts when piecing together a financial aid packag...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tested Strategies for Improving Student Outcomes and Increasing ROI »
By Ann Coles, Senior Fellow, uAspire More than 50 percent of students served by NCAN members finish college within s...
Friday, November 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Watch: NCAN Members Talk Student Outcomes at World's Largest Tech Conference »
By Kim Szarmach , Communications Intern Austin Buchan, CEO of College Forward , and Avalon Baldwin, Data Management...
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Financial Aid: "the Lifeline for What I'm Doing" »
For  students underrepresented in higher education , every dollar counts when piecing together a financial aid packag...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Naviance Helps Connect College & Career Success »
By  Bill DeBaun , Director of Data and Evaluation Observers of this blog and NCAN’s work know that thanks to the...
Monday, October 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCAN Receives Grant from FCA Foundation »
By Elizabeth Morgan , Director of External Relations In September, NCAN was pleased to be one of six education orga...
Thursday, October 26, 2017
"Coming in, I Was More Prepared Than a Lot of the Other Students." »
For students underrepresented in higher education , every dollar counts when piecing together a financial aid package. An...
Wednesday, October 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New NSC Data Offers College Completion Comparisons »
By Bill DeBaun , Director of Data and Evaluation  Just one in five graduates from high-poverty high schools obta...
Monday, October 23, 2017
NCAN Announces College Success Grant Opportunity for Members »
A new NCAN grant will help a dozen member organizations establish or expand college success programs. Thanks to gener...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
"I Have the Potential to Do Something Great in the Future" »
For students underrepresented in higher education , every dollar counts when piecing together a financial aid package. An...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
"Their Destiny Matters," Wes Moore Says of NCAN Conference-Goers' Students »
Wes Moore's story is one of academic achievement, professional success, and familial love. But it could have been complete...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Dispatches from NCAN’s 22nd Annual National Conference »
This September, 1,031 college access professionals from 49 states and Canada gathered in San Diego, CA for NCAN's 22nd ann...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advocates Take Action for Dreamers and DACA »
By Carrie Warick , Director of Policy and Advocacy   On Sept. 5, the Trump Administration, via  a statement...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Form Your Future is Back! »
By Allie Ciaramella , Communications Manager   Last Sept. 30, NCAN launched a brand new campaign to help high sc...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Benchmarking Project Shows Member Impact, Fuels More Research »
By Bill DeBaun , Director of Data and Evaluation   Students served by college access and success programs enr...

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