Programs for Every Student - Iowa College Access Network - ICAN

Programs for Every Student

In an ideal world ICAN would aim to meet with each of your students each year they are in school, laying a foundation as they enter high school with our Freshman Transition Events and meeting each year to continue the develop of their plan for the future. This is the way ICAN programs are designed, starting with the transition from middle school and ending with the transition to college or the workforce senior year.

ICAN College Access Power Plan
A Step by Step Guide to Preparing Every Grade Every Year
STEP 1 - Freshman & 8th graders
 

Welcome to High School: Freshman Transitions

Spring with 8th graders or August/September with incoming freshman.

Explore Your Future: Career and College Assessment
A daytime version of the evening program specifically designed for second-semester freshmen.

   
STEP 2 - Sophomores
  Option1: Evening

Career and College Planning Night
An evening program for sophomores, juniors and parents. Can be tailored to include sophomores if a solo sophomore program is not available.

Option 2: Daytime

Create Your Plan: Career and College Readiness
A daytime version of the evening program specifically designed for sophomores year or second-semester freshmen.
   
STEP 3 - Juniors
 

Option 1:Evening

Career and College Planning Night
An evening program ideal for sophomores, juniors, and parents.

Option 2: Daytime

Create Your Plan: Career and College Readiness
A daytime version of the evening program.

   
STEP 4 - Juniors
  How to Pay for College: Understanding the Financial Aid Process
An evening program for seniors and their parents.
   
STEP 5 - Seniors
  FAFSA Completion
Students and parents should complete the FAFSA on their own or participate in a FAFSA Completion Event.

Award Letter Review
Students and parents should review FAFSA results and award packages from all their college choices, comparing aid offered and creating a budget for college. ICAN offers award letter review sessions at each of its locations. If a family can't come to a center, there are online tools that can walk them through the comparison process. Tools include:
   
ADDITIONAL STEPS
 

Financial Literacy Series: Credit & Money Management
Financial literacy for seniors

Financial Literaracy Series: Life Store
Financial literacy for middle school through high school students.

Life After High School (How to Succeed in College)
A transition program for college-bound seniors perfect for spring of senior year.

   

 

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