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Financial Aid Program Could expand to Include Room and Board

Spartan Newsroom

Students in 13 communities known as Promise Zones would be able to receive more financial aid to assist with on-campus housing and meal plans at public community colleges and four-year institutions under a legislative proposal.

Mott Community College Receives $156,000

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Mott Community College (MCC) has received $156,000 to implement an initiative aimed at better supporting immigrant, refugee, and first-generation students.

Michigan State's new tuition program starts in fall 2024

Lansing State Journal

Michigan State University on Monday announced a new program that will cover the full cost of tuition for high school graduates whose families make $65,000 or less per year.

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

The County Press

Mott Community College has been awarded a $156,000 grant by the Michigan Dept. 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.

Promise Zone Act Changes Discussed By Senate Appropriations


A Senate panel on Wednesday discussed two bills that would make modifications to the Promise Zone Authority Act, including new requirements for board members and changes to make on-campus room and board a qualified expense.

Michigan Reconnect Program now open to students 21 and up

WILX News 10

State officials, educators, and students gathered at Lansing Community College to kick off the expansion of the Michigan Reconnect Program, which originally welcomed students ages 25 and up, now expanding to students aged 21 to 24.

Lack of school counselors hobbles Michigan college enrollment efforts

Bridge Michigan

Michigan already has one of the worst student-to-counselor ratios in the nation, ranking 48th in the country with an average of one counselor for every 615 students, according to data from the 2020-21 school year.

Pickford counselor selected for MCAN’s cohort of School Counselor Fellows

EUP News

Offered in collaboration with the San Diego State University Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment, this two-year program provides a select group of Michigan school counselors with mentorship and training rooted in leadership and advocacy.

Grants awarded to colleges to increase completion rates


The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity’s (LEO) Office of Sixty by 30, Global Detroit, and Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) awarded a total of $1.5 million in Student and Immigrant Success Grants to 12 colleges in Michigan.

State doubles need-based aid for college

Spartan Newsroom

Tess O’Neal, an AmeriCorps member serving with the AdviseMI initiative in Ludington High School and a graduate of the school, said that it’s a “team effort” to provide information about financial aid opportunities.