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Michigan FAFSA challenges: High school seniors slow to fill out form

Bridge Michigan

Michigan ranks 27th in states for the rate of high school seniors who have submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA, according to the National College Attainment Network.

Michigan Business Beat | Jamie Jacobs, MCAN Responds To Policy Updates By SoS And MI Fiscal Budget

Michigan Business Beat

Chris Holman welcomes Jamie Jacobs, MCAN deputy director, to discuss MCAN's efforts in 2024 and how it's reacting to policy and planning from agencies in Lansing as it impacts college affordability and access in Michigan.

Amid FAFSA Delays, Whitmer Urges Students To Complete Form


Governor Gretchen Whitmer arrived at Saginaw High School Thursday prepared to urge a group of college-bound seniors to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a mammoth form of financial information that can secure students thousands of dollars in scholarships or loans.

Midland Area Career and College Access Network helps future students get to college

Huron Daily Tribune

It can be overwhelming, but Midland Area Career and College Access Network hopes to remove as many barriers as possible for post-secondary education, said Kristin Sovis, post-secondary education leader.

Free community college could be a game-changer if colleges can boost graduation rates

Michigan Advance

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proposed making community college free to high school graduates, a major policy initiative she says will boost incomes, give students a more affordable path to obtaining bachelor’s degrees and provide advanced manufacturers that are “reshoring” operations with talented workers.

House Approps Considers Expansion For Promise Zone Funds


The Legislature could expand what constitutes an educational expense in school promise zones under a bill presented to the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday morning.

Wayne State, Central Michigan push back deadlines because of FAFSA delay

Bridge Michigan

Some Michigan colleges and universities are pushing back deadlines to help prospective students handle delays related to a revamped federal financial aid form.

Budget: Guarantee Community College, Phase Out Other Aid Programs


Governor Gretchen Whitmer's budget proposal would provide an additional $30 million toward the administration's key scholarship program to fund two years of community college for future high school graduates in the state while moving to phase out other aid programs.

How delays in college financial aid offers will affect Michigan students

Bridge Michigan

Michigan high school seniors will have to wait longer to get financial aid offers from colleges this year, adding stress to an already stressful process.

Royal Oak MS Assistant Principal Picked For Leadership Fellow


Royal Oak Middle School Assistant Principal Jason Henshaw was selected as a distinguished member of the inaugural cohort of the Michigan Leadership for Equity and Transformation Fellows.