An initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
Dubuque College Access Network
Many students dream of college but face barriers to getting there.
We work to make their dreams reality by bringing together leaders from many community areas to find ways of increasing access to post-secondary education and training.Download our one-pager
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Mini-grants support first-generation students
DCAN pilots free ACT prep
$50,000 grant supports college access
We think of college as any post-high school institution or program that prepares students for careers. That includes:
- Four-year universities
- Community colleges
- Certification programs
“Neither of my parents went to college, but they’ve encouraged me to put academics first. With hard work and the support of local programs for first-generation students, I've been able to pursue my computer engineering degree.”
“Because of the DCAN mini-grant, I was able to afford my textbooks for fall semester, and the money I saved can be put toward my spring textbooks.”
A Network for All Iowans
DCAN is one of 14 local college access networks across the state supported by Iowa College Aid. Together, these programs are bringing post-high school education within reach for all students.Give Now