OK-CAN brings people together to enhance college access teamwork and success

Important update: The U.S. Department of Education has announced that the Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool will be offline for the remainder of the current FAFSA season, through September 30, 2017. For more information, read these announcements from USDE and the IRS.

Welcome to
OK-CAN!

The Oklahoma College Access Network (OK-CAN) serves as a centralized hub for nonprofit and not-for-profit college access initiatives in our state. Developed by the Oklahoma College Assistance Program, an operating division of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, OK-CAN offers:

  • networking opportunities through listserv discussions and regional workshops and trainings.
  • exchange of best practices to support development of relevant, engaging publications, toolkits, and websites.
  • a forum to reach a wide variety of potential partners to pose questions, exchange ideas, or find strategic ways to meet common goals.
  • an informative event calendar to help members take advantage of professional development, training and networking opportunities.
  • access to a “members only” section of the OK-CAN website, which offers an online resource workbench and a member roster to facilitate direct contact with peer service providers.

If you're part of a school (secondary and postsecondary), philanthropic or nonprofit organization, government entity, tribal or religious organization or other community partner who provides college access programs and services, we encourage you to become a member. We believe the potential range of perspectives and approaches will strengthen our collective ability to improve college access for underserved, first-generation college-going Oklahoma families. And best of all, membership is free!

To Apply: Submit our membership application online.  If you prefer, you may submit a PDF membership application. Email it to okcollegeaccess@ocap.org, or send it by mail to P.O. Box 3000, OKC, OK 73101, or fax it to 405.234.4390. We look forward to the many opportunities we can create as like-minded organizations working to help more Oklahomans recognize that education after high school is within reach.

Our Newest Members

We're very pleased to announce our newest members: Chickasaw Nation (Chokki’ Kilimpi’ and Imatahli Programs), Redlands Community College, Sperry High School, Texas College Access Network, Turner High School and the WINDS Program.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 1: 2017-18 FAFSA Available

Nov 14-18: College App Week

What Members Are Saying

"I thought the [recent OK-CAN] workshop was great. It was interactive, personal and humorous. I learned quite a bit about team work within schools. I learned what a good team should look like and and I have been on teams that have not been so good. I also enjoyed the fact that [the speakers] were not afraid to have fun with the attendees. I enjoyed learning about team qualities that are positive. That made me feel invigorated and ready to tackle my next thing on my to do list." -Counselor, Bishop McGuinnes Catholic High School

What's New?

IRS Data Retrieval Tool offline for remainder of the FAFSA season

Murray Pushes for FAFSA Simplification for Students Struggling with Homelessness.