Since 2005, College Access Now has helped 479 students on their way to a college degree. Why is this significant? Because 100 percent of CAN students are from low-income families and most are the first in their family to attend college. Nationally, these students are less likely to attend college and less likely to graduate college. The impact of a college degree, especially the first degree, changes the students family forever. One example of this is that the average individual with a four-year degree will earn $1.6 million more than a high school graduate.
College Access Now is dedicated to making college admission and graduation possible for talented, motivated and economically disadvantaged students.
To provide: 1. Education (including ACT test preparation) 2. Follow-up and Advising (including application and essay-writing support, task monitoring, and financial aid/scholarship applications support) 3. Campus Visits 4. Advocacy (including help addressing financial aid package issues, decision-making assistance, and connecting to campus resources) 5. Promoting a college-going culture in high schools where CAN operates 6. College-persistence support services – a combination of student outreach, bi-directional connection-making between colleges and students, and targeted college relationship building to yield increased resources and access to resources for CAN students.
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):