On September 20, the White House honored NCAN and several members as White House Champions of Change for College Opportunity.

Starting on Oct. 1, students will be able to complete the FAFSA using income tax information from two years prior for the 2017-18 academic year. Early FAFSA and PPY resources are available to help you understand the changes.

Gain the skills to advise low-income, first-generation students through college admissions and on to graduation.

First Lady Michelle Obama is championing college access and completion through her Reach Higher and Better Make Room campaigns. ~ Photo credit: Detroit College Signing Day/Detroit College Access Network (DCAN)

NCAN members can instantly exchange expertise with colleagues around the country through member-only online communities.

How do you measure effective college access and success strategies? NCAN has developed 12 essential indicators and 25 optional indicators called Common Measures to help standardize the field.

NCAN collaborates with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to give members up to a 50 percent discount on student enrollment and completion data through NSC's StudentTracker service.


NCAN’s mission is to build, strengthen, and empower communities committed to college access and success so that all students, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education, can achieve their educational dreams.

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NCAN Supports Goal 2025

Goal 2025

THE BIG GOAL: To increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025.

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NCAN helps its members serve students better by providing programs with up-to-date tools and resources, connecting them to each other, and informing them of developments in the field.