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Monday, August 19, 2019
Top 10 Reasons to Register for the NCAN Conference »
In case you needed any reminders about why you should register for the NCAN conference (Sept. 16-18 in Indianapolis), he...
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Insider’s Guide to What to Do and Eat In Indianapolis During #NCAN2019 »
If you’ve wondered how to spend your free time during the NCAN conference Sept. 16-18, we’ve got you! Read on and contempl...
Monday, July 15, 2019
NCAN Hosts First FAFSA Completion Institute »
On July 10 and 11, NCAN hosted its first #FormYourFuture FAFSA Completion Institute. More than 150 college access advocate...
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
NCAN Receives NASFAA Award for Financial Aid Research, Campaigns »
Earlier today, NCAN was awarded the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award at the National Association of Student Financial Ai...
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
New Initiative Will Help NCAN Members (and the Field) Better Understand Program Outcomes »
The National College Access Network is undertaking a new project to help up to 50 of its member organizations better under...
Monday, November 5, 2018
NCAN Welcomes 13 Wisconsin School Districts Through Great Lakes ‘Text Steps’ Project »
By  Zenia Henderson , Director of Member & Partner Engagement On Sept. 12, 2018, Great Lakes Higher Educ...
Friday, October 5, 2018
Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, FSA Official, AASCU President Take the Stage at NCAN’s 2018 Con »
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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Bob McCann, UBS Americas Chairman, Receives 2018 Champion of College Access Award »
Bob McCann, Chairman of UBS Americas, received the 2018 Bob Craves Champion of College Access Award yesterday at the Natio...
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Goddard Riverside's Options Center Wins 2018 College Access Organization Award of Excellence »
The Options Center at Goddard Riverside Community Center received the College Access Organization Award of Excellence to...
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Tennessee College Access and Success Network’s Bob Obrohta Wins 2018 Executive Leadership Award of E »
Bob Obrohta, executive director of the  Tennessee College Access and Success Network  (TCASN), re...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Pittsburgh Business Leaders Emphasize Cross-Sector Partnerships, Investment in Education as Key to W »
Leaders from two major Pittsburgh institutions came together today to discuss how workforce development at the commun...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Community College of Denver Wins 2018 ‘To & Through’ Award of Excellence »
The Community College of Denver received the “To & Through” Award at NCAN’s 23rd annual national conference tod...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Community College of Denver Wins 2018 ‘To & Through’ Award of Excellence »
The Community College of Denver received the “To & Through” Award at NCAN’s 23rd annual national conference tod...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Access College Foundation Wins 2018 Khanfidence Builder Award »
The  Access College Foundation  received the Khanfidence Builder Award today at NCAN’s 2018 national c...
Monday, September 24, 2018
Breakthrough Central Texas’ Daniel Jackson Wins 2018 College Access Practitioner Award of Excellence »
Daniel Jackson of  Breakthrough Central Texas  was awarded the Dr. David B. Swedlow Memorial College Access Prac...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
NCAN Welcomes New Board Member »
NCAN's board of directors recently voted to appoint Ms. Candy Marshall, president of  TheDream.US , to...
Monday, September 10, 2018
20 School Districts to Become National College Access Network Members »
Districts and nonprofits receive grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to work together on improving postsec...
Thursday, September 6, 2018
NCAN Names Bob McCann, UBS Americas Chairman, As 2018 Champion of College Access »
The National College Access Network is pleased to announce that Bob McCann, Chairman of UBS Americas, will receive NCAN’s...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
NCAN Working to Improve Rural Access and Success Outcomes in the Lone Star State »
NCAN members across the country are committed to improving the postsecondary access and success outcomes of low-income, fi...
Monday, July 30, 2018
Coming to the #NCAN2018 Conference? Enjoy these Pittsburgh Attractions! »
In preparation for our annual conference in September, we have asked some of our members from the City of Bridge...
Thursday, July 19, 2018
NCAN Welcomes New Board Member from Atlanta »
In late June, the NCAN board of directors voted unanimously to appoint Ms. Tina Fernandez, executive director of Achieve...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Thank You, Members, for a Great 2017-18! »
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Monday, June 11, 2018
Longtime NCAN Member Zenia Henderson Joins NCAN Staff »
Zenia Henderson joined the NCAN staff June 1 as Director of Member and Partner Engagement. Zenia will be responsible fo...
Friday, June 1, 2018
NCAN to Support School Districts in Improving Postsecondary Advising »
The National College Access Network (NCAN) is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
NCAN Receives Grant from Travelers Foundation »
NEWS RELEASE Washington, D.C., May 8, 2018 – The National College Access Network (NCAN), dedicated to helping more und...
Monday, April 30, 2018
NCAN and Bill Gates Suggest Fixing FAFSA to Help More Students Succeed »
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
12 Members Get Grant Funding to Strengthen College Success Programming »
College enrollment rates have drastically increased over the last four decades, but graduation rates, particularly among u...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
NCAN Challenges Cities to Raise FAFSA Completion Rates by 5 Percentage Points »
Update: On April 17, NCAN extended the deadline for proposals to May 11.  Today, NCAN announces the  2018-19...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
New Grants Support Advocacy Efforts, Student Success and CSAs »
NCAN is continuously thankful for the generous support of our funders and excited about the opportunities we've had to giv...
Friday, February 9, 2018
Connecting College Access and Success with the College Savings Movement »
Organizations and communities interested in setting up Child or College Savings Accounts (CSAs) for local students will ha...
Monday, January 29, 2018
Now Open: 2018 NCAN National Conference Call for Proposals »
It’s that time of year again! The exciting Call for Proposals season for the NCAN National Conference is upon us and we wa...
Monday, January 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCAN Launches #FormYourFuture FAFSA Tracker »
By Allie Ciaramella , Communications Manager  Today NCAN launched the #FormYourFuture FAFSA Tracker . This i...
Monday, January 8, 2018
17 NCAN Members Receive Advocacy Grants »
In August, the National College Access Network (NCAN) received a new commitment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Founda...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Applying for a Success Replication Regrant? Consider These Resources. »
In October, NCAN  announced  an exciting opportunity for members interested in establishing or expanding college...