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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...
Monday, August 12, 2019
Illinois Becomes Third State to Require FAFSA Completion for High School Graduation »
When Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed H.B. 2719 into effect on Aug. 2, he made Illinois the third state to require FAFSA comple...
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Less State Funding to Public Colleges = Fewer Students with a Degree »
For many students, especially those with low-income status, the cost of attendance for and financial aid package offered b...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Estimating the Potential Impact of Mandatory FAFSA in Texas »
In July, this blog reported that Texas will become the second state (after Louisiana) to mandate FAFSA completion for hi...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
New Washington Law Creates State Promise Program to Guarantee Need-Based Aid for Eligible Students »
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Workforce Education Investment Act into law earlier this year. By guest b...

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...

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