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NACAC President to Colleges: Please Allow Students Impacted by Storms to Complete Application(s) Beyond November Deadlines

​NACAC urges colleges and universities with November deadlines to consider allowing students who have been impacted by the storm to complete their application(s) beyond the deadline. Read more.

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The Definition of Access

The word “access” has been in the news a lot lately. The big announcement in late September from the Obama Administration to change the policy on how students will file the FAFSA (beginning in fall 2016) by using prior-prior year tax information was motivated by a strong desire to increase access.  The announcement in September by a coalition of 82 colleges and universities to create a new kind of application was propelled by an equal desire to increase access—by creating an application system that is “sensible for all students.” And, now in October, the US Department of Education has announced plans to provide Pell grants for up to 10,000 students in dual-enrollment courses (at a cost of $20 million), which will provide increased access to postsecondary education for students from low-income families.

Access to college has been on my mind a lot lately, especially two weeks ago when I chaperoned a school busload of 42 juniors from Minnetonka High School into downtown Minneapolis for this year’s NACAC National College Fair. Read more.


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