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Retention Services

One of the most unique aspects of DC-CAP is its College Retention program. Our primary goal is for students to graduate from college – so we provide students and their families with support every step of the way.

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College Retention Advisors

After graduating from high school, all DC-CAP Scholars begin their college retention programming by participating in DC-CAP’s Pre College-Seminar. The seminar is designed to provide students and their parents with information and resources that are critical to successful entry and completed of college.

A College Retention Advisor is assigned to each student to assist them in navigating all aspects of college. Along with their College Retention Advisor, some schools have an assigned DC-CAP College Representative, a fellow college student from DC, who serves as an ambassador for DC-CAP and provides additional resources and information to their peers.

Please note: office visits are by appointment only

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How We Help

There are three main areas in which DC-CAP supports its scholars.

  • We conduct workshops to educate students and parents about all types of available funding whether it be loans, grants, scholarships, work-study, etc.
  • We support students and families to complete applications including the:
    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step used to determine eligibility for federal grant, loan, and work-study programs
    • DC OneApp which is used by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) to determine eligibility for the District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) program
  • We help students identify and apply for private, local, and other scholarships to access available support.
  • We train students and parents how to interpret financial aid award packages and plan accordingly.

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