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Collaboration & Partnerships
Monday, February 24, 2020
Achieve Atlanta and Atlanta Public Schools Launch Match & Fit List Builder »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistant for Research and Data Analysis Earlier this month, Achieve Atlanta and Atlanta...
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...

College Access & Success
Monday, March 16, 2020
How the Education Field is Responding: A Roundup of COVID-19 Resources »
By Zenia Henderson, Director of Member & Partner Engagement, and MorraLee Keller, Director of Technical Assistance...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Leveraging Partnership for Districtwide Postsecondary Advising with AchieveMpls »
In February, NCAN released “ The Data That Matter and the Plans That Work: New Districtwide Approaches to Student Success...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Using Peer Mentoring to Change Postsecondary Advising in Broward County »
In February, NCAN released “ The Data That Matter and the Plans That Work: New Districtwide Approaches to Student Success...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Harnessing the Power of NSC Data with The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools »
In February, NCAN released “ The Data That Matter and the Plans That Work: New Districtwide Approaches to Student Success...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
How JefCoEd Created a Communitywide 'Journey' to Transform Postsecondary Pathways »
In February, NCAN released “ The Data That Matter and the Plans That Work: New Districtwide Approaches to Student Success...

Data, Research & Evaluation
Monday, March 23, 2020
Pivoting to Virtual Advising? Consider the Evidence and These Approaches »
Making connections with students and families, earning their trust, and guiding them through unfamiliar processes is at th...
Monday, March 9, 2020
Evaluators Identify Promising Practices From the 2018-19 FAFSA Completion Challenge »
ASA Research recently released their evaluation of NCAN's 2018-19 FAFSA Completion Challenge. The report, “ Staking Their...
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Researchers Examine Hispanic Students’ Academic Undermatch, Suggest Best Practices »
Last fall, a team of graduate school researchers from the George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Pol...
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...

Federal Policy & Advocacy
Friday, March 27, 2020
Emergency Funding for Students Included in Congress’ Third COVID-19 Response Package »
By Raymond AlQaisi, Policy and Advocacy Manager, and Carrie Warick, Director of Policy and Advocacy After weeks of neg...
Thursday, March 19, 2020
What NCAN Members Need to Know About How the Government is Responding to COVID-19 »
By Carrie Warick, Director of Policy and Advocacy, and Raymond AlQaisi, Policy and Advocacy Manager As our nation f...
Monday, March 9, 2020
NCAN Members and Students Advocate on Capitol Hill »
Last week, around 100 NCAN members and 50 students gathered in Washington, D.C., for two days to advocate for key priorit...
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...

Financial Aid
Monday, February 24, 2020
How a FAFSA Submission Could Qualify Students for $1,000 »
By Zenia Henderson, Director of Member & Partner Engagement We know that FAFSA completion is a priority for your p...
Monday, February 24, 2020
Through Mid-February, Tennessee and Louisiana Top FAFSA Tracker Rankings »
Through Feb. 14, more than 1.6 million high school seniors across the U.S. had completed a FAFSA. This is just 0.4% more t...
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...

Member News
Monday, March 23, 2020
NCAN Members Quickly Launch Fundraisers for Emergency Aid in Response to COVID-19 »
As colleges began closing dorms and asking students to return home whenever possible in response to the coronavirus pandem...
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...

NCAN News
Monday, March 16, 2020
NCAN Staff Providing Virtual Office Hours to Members »
Although many things about people's and organizations’ daily lives are in limbo at the moment, NCAN and its staff remain a...
Monday, March 16, 2020
COVID-19 & College Access and Success: A Message From NCAN's Director of Member & Partner Engagement »
By Zenia Henderson, Director of Member & Partner Engagement "The work of equity requires us to slow down in the m...
Monday, March 9, 2020
To & Through Advising Challenge Panels Draw Partners in the Field, Emphasize Data »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistant for Research and Data Analysis Last month, dozens of K-12 and higher education...
Monday, March 2, 2020
NCAN Releases Report Highlighting Big Ideas for Changing K-12 Advising »
For two years, NCAN’s work with 20 school districts and partner organizations during the To & Through Advising Challe...
Friday, February 28, 2020
Video: Tips for Submitting a Top-Notch Presentation Proposal for NCAN's 2020 Conference »
The call for proposals for the NCAN National Conference is here! We’ve recorded a webinar to offer tips and tricks for s...

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