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What is MCAC? MCAC is a postsecondary (college) access program that recruits upcoming and recent college graduates from any institution to serve as full-time, near-peer college advisers in partner high schools in Kansas City, St. Louis, and across Southern Missouri. MCAC college advisers work collaboratively with school counselors to provide one-on-one advisement to seniors and their families, helping them identify their “best fit” postsecondary option and navigate complex college admissions, financial aid, and planning processes.

What do I earn as a college adviser? MCAC college advisers earn a monthly living stipend, healthcare and childcare coverage (if eligible), loan forbearance and interest accrual repayment, and an education award upon successful completion of one year of service. Advisers can serve up to two years with the program and earn two education awards, which can be used to pay for graduate school or repay qualified student loans.

Why should I serve? This is a great opportunity for college graduates interested in making a positive difference through direct service, exploring the education field (K-12 education, higher education, or counseling), gaining valuable skills through ongoing professional development, earning money for graduate school, and helping students navigate the “life after high school” decision, particularly if you had a college adviser while in high school.

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