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Collaboration & Partnerships
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
How PEF-Chattanooga Uses Data and Partnerships to Improve Student Outcomes »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistant for Research and Data Analysis In 2018, 20 school districts and nonprofits receiv...
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...

College Access & Success
Friday, February 14, 2020
6 (Free) Online Tools to Boost Your Organization’s Communications »
Every organization has communications needs. School districts, community-based organizations, colleges and universities –...
Monday, February 10, 2020
District Superintendents Join NCAN for Leadership Engagement Webinar »
On Jan. 28, NCAN was joined by two school district superintendents and a district director of school counseling for a “vir...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Schools Should Make Better Use of Advisory Periods; Here's How They Can »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistant for Research and Data Analysis As more K-12 leaders begin to invest more resource...
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
A Safety and a Reach: What We Talk About When We Talk about College Access »
By Victoria Navarro and Keith Frome This piece was originally published on the Peer Forward website . When we –...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Emiliano Morales Flores Was Able to Afford College Thanks to Florida Law »
This piece originally appeared on the Florida College Access Network website. It is reposted here with permission. F...

Data, Research & Evaluation
Friday, January 31, 2020
Study: More Students Enrolled in Certificate and Associate Programs than Bachelor’s »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistant for Research & Data Analysis Earning a short-term credential, such as a certifica...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Report: How Race-Conscious Policies Can Fix Racism in Higher Education »
What if the pathway to racial justice in this country could start through our higher education system? A new report r...
Friday, January 10, 2020
Impact Survey Project Compares Members’ Outcomes, Costs »
There are a wide variety of college access and success programs, but the professionals working at them often wonder how th...
Monday, December 16, 2019
Black Borrowers' Student Loan Default Rates Remain High, Despite Income-Driven Repayment »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistant for Research & Data Analysis The Center American Progress (CAP), a progressiv...
Monday, December 9, 2019
Report Roundup: IPEDS, College Admissions Data, Growth Mindset, and Even a Cartoon »
NCAN members are well aware that staying up-to-date on all of the latest reports, briefs, white papers, and more can be a...

Federal Policy & Advocacy
Monday, February 10, 2020
5 Questions About FAFSA Simplification Implementation »
In December, Congress passed and the president signed the FUTURE Act , which included significant enhancements to the dat...
Thursday, December 19, 2019
How the FUTURE Act Improves the Federal Financial Aid System »
By Michele Streeter, TICAS, Rachel Gentry, NASFAA, and Raymond AlQaisi, NCAN President Trump today signed into law the...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Congress Passes Bill to Simplify FAFSA, Permanently Reauthorize MSI Funding »
The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amended version of the FUTURE Act on Dec. 10, 2019. The final vote tally was 3...
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...

Financial Aid
Friday, January 31, 2020
Here Are the Answers to 7 Common Questions About the College Board Opportunity Scholarships Program »
The Jan. 8 webinar " Best Practices: Using College Board Opportunity Scholarships to Clear the Path to College " included...
Monday, January 6, 2020
FSA’s Next Gen Initiative Revamps StudentAid.gov »
Last month, NCAN executive director Kim Cook previewed Federal Student Aid’s “Next Gen Digital and Customer Care Program...
Thursday, January 2, 2020
How Arizona Has Increased Its FAFSA Completion Capacity »
By Rich Nickel, President and CEO, College Success Arizona , and Roxanne Dewyer-Murphy, Director, AzCAN Over the la...
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Coast to Coast: Los Angeles and Miami Pave the Way With Two New CSA Programs »
By guest blogger Oliver Robinson, Program Associate, Children’s Savings Team at Prosperity Now This article was orig...
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
How FAFSA Completion Challenge Cities Made the Most of Partnerships »
By guest blogger ASA Research Partnerships were a required component of the 2018-19 FAFSA Completion Challenge (FCC)...

Member News
Monday, January 27, 2020
CollegePoint Partners Win 2019 Khanfidence Builder Award »
CollegePoint partners College Advising Corps, College Possible, Matriculate, and ScholarMatch are the joint recipients of...
Monday, December 16, 2019
NCAN Members in the News, 2019 Edition »
By Elizabeth Morgan, Director of External Relations, and Kelly Mae Ross, Communications Manager As a way of reflecting...
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...

NCAN News
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
NCAN Rebrands to Highlight Attainment Mission and Mark Start of 25th Year »
Today, I’m delighted to announce NCAN’s change of name from the National College Access Network to the National College...
Monday, January 27, 2020
4 Benefits To Attending NCAN's Spring Institutes »
Do you know what NCAN's Spring Institutes are (formerly known as Spring Training)? Well, as the member services associate...
Monday, January 20, 2020
NCAN Receives Grant From Travelers Foundation »
NCAN has received a $100,000 grant from the Travelers Foundation , the charitable arm of Travelers. The grant will suppor...
Friday, January 17, 2020
NCAN Welcomes 3 New Staff Members »
The start of the new year brought some exciting changes for NCAN. Earlier this month, we welcomed not one, not two, but t...
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...

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