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Apr 10, 2024
MCAN's FAFSA 15 Challenge
Join MCAN's FAFSA 15 Challenge during the national FAFSA Week of Action! If every Michigan high school submits 15 FAFSA applications during the week of April 15-19, then we would more than make up for the current gap in FAFSA submissions.
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Initiative will provide resources for higher education institutions to effectively support marginalized populations

Testing program awards adult learners with college-level preparation

Nine schools receive Aspire grants to assess, improve college-going culture

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Jeneen Hatoum

Join MCAN's FAFSA 15 Challenge during the national FAFSA Week of Action! If every Michigan high school submits 15 FAFSA applications during the week of April 15-19, then we would more than make up for the current gap in FAFSA submissions.

Reid Higginson

When students spend time in class learning about postsecondary options and applications, they’re able to make more informed choices about their futures. Not only does this lead to increased college enrollment, it also improves postsecondary persistence and results in higher earnings, especially for students from low-income backgrounds who often lack access to this information, both in and out of school.

Genesia Thompson

During AmeriCorps Week 2024, MCAN wants to thank, highlight, and celebrate our AmeriCorps members who make a difference in Michigan through service every day. In addition to our AdviseMI and College Completion Corps, MCAN is proud to host an AmeriCorps VISTA placement through the Michigan Community Service Commission. Our currently serving VISTA, Genesia Thompson, reflects on her service term and what impact she has made through AmeriCorps.

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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

Gongwer

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.