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Workshops scheduled in Detroit, elsewhere to help students apply for college aid

The Detroit News

Nearly 20,000 more Michigan students are expected to be eligible for a Pell Grant in 2024-25 and thousands of dollars are available for Michigan students to cover costs of a postsecondary education.

University enrollment is up in Michigan, but big schools far outpacing smaller colleges

Lansing State Journal

For the first time in 12 years, Michigan higher education enrollment is on the rise, a statistic experts said is a good sign for the future economy of the state. It's not good news for all Michigan public universities, however. The largest schools, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, are seeing more students enroll but smaller schools like Central Michigan University continue to battle falling enrollment.

Battle in Michigan emerges on requiring FAFSA to graduate high school

The Detroit News

Views about the proposal, which passed the Democratic-controlled Senate in November and was referred to a House education subcommittee, are mixed across the state, with opposition coming from the Michigan Department of Education and other groups.

New FAFSA form: What MI students need to know about 2024-2025 application

Bridge Michigan

The “soft launch” of the new FAFSA form — touted as shorter and simpler than the previous version — has elicited plenty of grumbling from students due to maintenance pauses throughout its first few days of its availability.

Michigan to potentially mandate FAFSA completion for high school graduation

Mid-Michigan NOW

It has already passed in the Michigan Senate, and a piece of legislation could soon become law in Michigan. It would require all high school seniors to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid also known as FAFSA.

Michigan spread word on free college. But are residents listening?

Bridge Michigan

College attainment rates are increasing in the Detroit region, but many are still unaware of state and federal programs that can lower the cost of college, according to a new education report.

MCC awarded $156,000 grant to support student and immigrant success

Grand Blanc View

Mott Community College has been awarded a $156,000 grant by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Sixty by 30, Global Detroit and the Michigan College Access Network to implement a new initiative called Pathways to Success.

Michigan College Access Network to host 12th annual conference on postsecondary education attainment

Mid-Michigan NOW

Educators, administrators, community leaders, and other professionals from across the state will gather to discuss how to build stronger communities for all Michiganders through postsecondary education.

FAFSA Delays Raise Concerns Some Students Will Miss Out On College Aid

The 74

A U.S. Department of Education delay in revising the forms known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) means college advisors nationally will have to wait two months to start helping the 20 million students that typically apply.

GISD is Working Towards Opening the Path to College for High School Seniors

Flintside

October is Michigan College Month when many colleges and universities across the state are waiving their application fees. As part of the program, local school districts will be focused on making sure high school seniors get the proper information.