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On Feb. 8, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released her fiscal year 2023 budget proposal. This $79 billion plan includes bold investments in higher education, the k-12 system, and early childhood education.

As college completion coaches, we often find ourselves attempting to help our students answer larger life questions. For Madison, it was, "Where am I going to go?" This 20-year-old independent student was dreading the end of the semester.

On June 28, 2023, the state legislature passed Michigan’s FY24 budget, a bipartisan set of bills that was negotiated between both chambers of the legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. MCAN is encouraged to see bold investments in postsecondary education.

Most schools monitor acceptances and conduct senior exit surveys to better understand students’ post-high school plans, but that knowledge is too infrequently paired with practice that ensures students fulfill those plans.

College Completion Corps coach Cheyenne La March talks about using her experiences as a student at Bay College to connect with others and help them succeed.

As the school year comes to a close, seniors will be out of door and moving onto their next step. Each year, an estimated 10-40% of high school seniors with every intention of enrolling in college do not actually matriculate.

With College Decision Day rapidly approaching, students might need help navigating financial aid offers. These offers, often referred to as award letters, should spark conversations about college affordability.

Each year, the MCAN network recognizes AmeriCorps Week as a way to thank and celebrate our currently serving AmeriCorps members, the staff and on-site supervisors who support them, and the many AmeriCorps alumni who have come through our programs.

Even though it might feel like the end of the school year is far away, for some students, summer melt might already be starting.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities have always held a special place in the Black community. They provide a space where Black people can grow, thrive, and exist unapologetically — not only educationally, but also culturally.