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Post-secondary Advising College, Career, and Military Readiness

August 2022

Key Questions to Ask Before the School Year Starts

August is a time for rest and relaxation, but also readiness. Learn from Bill DeBaun, Senior Director of Data and Strategic Initiatives at the National College Attainment Network, as he shares four questions to ponder and prepare as you turn toward the start of the 2022-23 academic year and some key resources to help answer those questions.

Post-secondary Advising Engagement Strategies

July 2022

A New Way to Look at First Generation Students

We tend to assume that all first-generation students fit the same mold, but in a study conducted by the National Science Foundation we have found that is not always the case. This post will showcase how the National Science Foundation defines the varying levels of first-generationness and how the differentiation can be used to enhance college advising practices. Read to learn how you can intentionally plan out your college access activities this year to support all levels of first-generation students.

Post-secondary Advising

July 2022

Use Fit and Match to Increase Students’ Success

Learn from Bill DeBaun, Senior Director of Data and Strategic Initiatives at the National College Attainment Network as he shares how you can dive into the concepts of “fit” and “match” and share resources for districts, schools, and community organizations who want to increase or improve how they put these concepts to work for students.

Summer Melt

June 2022

Solidify K12-Higher Ed Connections to Firm Up Students’ Next Steps

Learn from Bill DeBaun, Senior Director of Data and Strategic Initiatives at the National College Attainment Network as he shares how you can build and strengthen K-12 and higher education connections this summer.

Financial Aid Post-secondary Advising

March 2022

Advising Students: Balancing Financial Obligations & Educational Aspirations

Students, for a variety of reasons, may need to seek employment during or before starting college. This post will provide some resources on how to best advise these students as they seek to balance their dreams as well as their financial obligations.

Financial Aid Post-secondary Advising

March 2022

College Scorecards

Learn about The College Scorecard and Texas CREWS, both free scorecard tools that easily allow college access professionals, students, and families to look up and compare institutions.

Financial Aid

January 2022

FAFSA/TASFA Completion: Strategies for Success

Learn how Dallas County Promise and RGV Focus support their communities with FAFSA/TASFA completion to achieve numbers far exceeding state and national averages.

Financial Aid

September 2021

TxCAN FAFSA Dashboards

Learn about the TxCAN FAFSA Dashboards and how to compare your FAFSA completion rates to other Educational Service Center regions, counties, school districts, and campuses in Texas.