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Michigan may require high school seniors to file FAFSA financial aid form

Bridge Michigan

Sen. Darrin Camilleri, D-Trenton, is sponsoring Senate Bill 463, which would make filling out the FAFSA (or an opt-out form) a high school graduation requirement in Michigan starting with the 2024-2025 school year.

New initiative places college grads as advisors at high schools

WNEM

Beecher High School is one of eleven high schools in the TV5 area participating in AdviseMI for this school year. Funding for the program comes from AmeriCorps.

Study reveals 300,000 Michigan kids are from immigrant families, 70,000 of whom are in high school

The Arab American News

The “Kids in Immigrant Families” study offers important data on the geographic, language, income and educational barriers faced by children of immigrant families.

Here's what Michigan's 2024 higher education budget will do for students

Crain's Detroit Business

The $24.3 billion education budget for the coming year includes $2.29 billion in total funding for public universities in Michigan and financial aid/scholarship funds benefiting post-secondary students at public and independent institutions.

Off-color campaign raises awareness of new Michigan scholarship program

Crain's Detroit Business

After failing to get the Legislature to change the name of the Michigan Achievement Scholarship over concerns about the acronym sure to be associated with it, the Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities has decided to lean into it.

2023 Crain's Notable Leaders in Higher Education

Crain's Detroit Business

Greg Handel, vice president of education and talent for the Detroit Regional Chamber and a member of MCAN’s board of directors, has been named one of the 2023 Crain’s Detroit Business Notable Leaders in Higher Education.

Whitmer’s population group eyes Michigan infrastructure, education, economy

Bridge Michigan

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s council to address the state’s stagnant population announced 64 new workgroup members Monday to study infrastructure, education, the economy and other factors that could draw more residents.

Enrollment declining for low-income and Black college and university students in Michigan

Michigan Radio

The number of Black students that enrolled in higher education in Michigan decreased by about 40% from 2012 to 2022, and enrollment of low-income students fell by close to 30% over that time.

Two United Way of Southwest Michigan Directors to Participate in Leadership Development Opportunity

Moody on the Market

Maureen Ovington, Director of Berrien College Access Network — a collective impact effort supported by United Way of Southwest Michigan — was accepted into SYSTEMNEStS: A Systems Leadership Academy.

More Detroit students complete 'magic form' seeking aid for college

The Detroit News

A growing number of students are seeking funding for college by filling out the FAFSA form this past academic year. While Michigan students have struggled to fill out the form in recent years, participation rates are increasing.