News: College Access & Success

How the Education Field is Responding: A Roundup of COVID-19 Resources

Monday, March 16, 2020  
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By Zenia Henderson, Director of Member & Partner Engagement, and MorraLee Keller, Director of Technical Assistance

Note: We are updating this page regularly with new resources and links.

In the wake of the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, students across the country are facing a great deal of uncertainty as school districts close and higher education institutions move to online instruction and shutter their dormitories. And the students NCAN members serve are some of the most vulnerable.

This page is where we'll share best practices, FAQs, policy updates, and other news and information related to supporting students during the coronavirus outbreak.

Be sure to also check out these other resources and insights from NCAN:

External Articles, Lists, and Practical Recommendations

Updates from the Education Field

FAFSA and Financial Aid
FAFSA Completion Videos

Updates From the Technology Field

Video Conferencing, Scheduling, and Collaborative Work

Webinars and Discussions

Archived (Available On Demand)

NCAN Member Shared Resources

NCAN is requesting that members share resources they have developed to support the students they serve as a result of the current health crisis. If you are willing to share examples of items listed below, please send them directly to MorraLee Keller at so that we can make them available. NCAN is looking for:

  • Sample communications to the high school and/or college students you serve.
  • Sample communications to the public about maintaining your organization’s operations and organizational strategies for continuing student supports.
  • Sample student checklists or guiding instructions for actions to take a) during their K-12 school closure period or b) as their college or university moves to online instruction.
  • Links to national websites providing critical information for high school or current college students that relates to the college access or completion process.

Communications to High School Students
Communications to Current College Students
Nonmember Resources
Communications to External Stakeholders
Organizational Strategies for Continuing Operations
Checklists/Guiding Instructions for High School or College Students