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Mission Statement

The District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP), a non-profit organization funded by Washington-area companies and foundations, encourages and enables DC public high school students to enter and graduate from college.

Description

With corporate and foundation support, DC-CAP provides assistance to those students who might otherwise never have the opportunity to attend and graduate from college, DC-CAP proides the following services:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • College information resource centers
  • College application assistance
  • Financial aid assistance
  • Parent education
  • College student support services
  • "Last dollar" award scholarships

All DC public high school students are eligible for DC-CAP assistance and support. The program, located in the heart of the District, also places onsite advisors throughout the city's school system to provide on-going counseling with regard to the importance of higher education as well as financial aid information.

DC-CAP will work with DC public high school graduates for up to five years after high school graduation to make sure they are able to complete their college education. Each year, DC-CAP College Retention Advisors will assess the student's academic progress and financial resources, then help them plan (academically and financially) for their next year of college.

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http://www.dccap.org

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