Welcome to the Maine College Access Network, also known as MaineCAN. MaineCAN is a community of college access professionals dedicated to postsecondary success for all Maine students. Our vision is that every Maine student has the knowledge and resources needed to attain the postsecondary education they desire, helping them contribute to the Maine economy.

Our members include nonprofits, high school staff, college outreach programs, funders, and government agencies, all of whom are committed to closing the education attainment gap in Maine.


The latest copy of the Road Map is now available. Download it here or contact us for additional copies.



Aspire Higher Maine

Learn about hosting an Aspire Higher Event.

Aspire Higher Maine is a trio of initiatives, College Application Month, FAFSA Completion, and It's a Plan Celebrations, to help Maine students aspire to continue their education after high school. 


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What is MaineSpark?

MaineSpark is a 10-year commitment from Maine’s most influential education and business leaders to work together to ensure that Maine’s workforce is productive and competitive. MaineSpark organizations connect people with the education, training, jobs, programs and resources needed to thrive in Maine’s robust and changing economy. MaineSpark is powered by a coalition of organizations—schools and universities, nonprofits and foundations, government agencies and businesses—with a common goal: by 2025, 60% of Mainers will hold education and workforce credentials that position Maine and its families for success.