Become A Member

"NCAN membership has so many privileges and rewards. From the weekly Success Digest to the free webinars, which help us train and develop our people, you get so much back in return for your investment that it seems like a real steal."

--uAspire CEO Bob Gianinno

Why Join NCAN?

 Advance Your Mission

 As a member of the National College Access Network (NCAN), you're part of a growing network of nearly 400 college access and success professionals and organizations. In the last decade, NCAN's membership has grown more than 500 percent, elevating our voice and building the field of college access and success into a national movement. Your membership helps strengthen this effort and our voice. Together, we can help more students navigate the path to and through college.

 Learning Opportunities

 You're seeking ways to serve more students, more effectively, but often don't have local resources to turn to for benchmarking, professional development, or just to share ideas. As a member, you will build relationships with peer programs around the country, gain access to nationally vetted research and reports, and participate in countless free and discounted professional development opportunities. We offer monthly webinars, regional learning events, live member chats, and an annual conference. 

 Grow Capacity

 Save your organization time and money. Gain access to our members-only Success Digest (a weekly email roundup of the top college access and success news you need to know), discounts on events and data from the National Student Clearinghouse, and professional development webinars and chats to ensure your organization's staff has the resources they need to do their jobs better and more efficiently. 

Check out the full list of benefits through our Member Benefits page. 85% of members find NCAN’s benefits so useful that they renew their membership year after year. 

 Cross Sectors

 College success takes a village, and at NCAN you can connect with nearly 400 NCAN members spanning a broad range of the education, nonprofit, government, and civic sectors:

  • National, regional, and local nonprofit organizations that help more underrepresented students enter and succeed in postsecondary education
  • Colleges and universities
  • Foundations and corporations
  • State education agencies
  • K-12 school districts
  • Education associations, consultants, and researchers


Visit our Member Directory today!

How Much Does Membership Cost?

We've established two membership classes to best meet the needs of our members. Check out our dues chart to find where you or your organization best fit. If you'd like help determining your organization's category, please email us.


How Do I Join?

Follow the "Apply Now!" button to complete the membership application. You will need to create a username and password before you can complete the application. Learn more about our application timeline, dues processing and available discounts here.

Application Questions:

National College Access Network
1001 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 300 
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-347-4848 
Fax: 202-530-4292

"I view NCAN as an outstanding resource. What I value most is their practice of compiling the latest research and making it easily available, a tremendous service that helps us make compelling cases for our programs."

Robert J. Oberg, VP for Development & Communications