Why ICAN - Iowa College Access Network - ICAN



Plan for the Future, Invest in the Future.

As a supporter of the Iowa College Access Network® (ICAN), you can change a life. Every day, ICAN representatives work with Iowa students, enabling them to achieve their dreams. ICAN supporters not only make dreams come true; they help create a more viable and productive workforce, boosting the economy of local communities across the state of Iowa.

Did you know?

Ninety percent of the fastest growing careers require post-secondary education or training.

More than 1 million students fail to graduate from high school each year.

The jobless rate for college graduates is 2.2% vs. 5.4% for those with only a high school education.

The US needs 800,000 more college graduates each year to compete with top-performing nations.

How Can You Help?

Learn about giving opportunities. Every dollar helps.

  • $8 places a full set of printed resource guides in the hands of one student.
  • $45 funds a one-on-one appointment with a student and parent to fill out financial aid forms for college.
  • $250 provides a full set of printed resource guides for a classroom of 22 students.
  • $375 fully supports one student with ICAN services from eighth grade through college graduation.
  • $500 arms a roomful of Iowa families with the facts to help them apply for financial aid.
  • $1,000 supports one high school with college planning and financial aid presentations.
  • $5,000 provides in-class money management presentations to all seniors in a high school, along with an informational meeting for parents.
  • $12,000 provides a year of electronic newsletters and reminders to about 9,000 college-bound students and their parents.
  • $15,000 provides one year of online tools and support that can be accessed from anywhere in the world for students.


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