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Michigan College Month is part of the American College Application Campaign, a national initiative with the goal to provide every graduating high school senior the opportunity to apply to college and for financial aid. Special focus is placed on assisting students who would be the first in their families to attend college and students who may not have otherwise seriously considered applying to college. Michigan College Month can open the door for students by encouraging them to take the most significant steps toward college in their senior year. Michigan College Month emphasizes the relationship between applying to and paying for college and helps break down some of the most complex and commonly cited barriers to attending college.
The goal of the Michigan College Cash Campaign is to encourage a school-wide rally around FAFSA and scholarship completion to help students find cash for college from November 1 through March 1, annually. This initiative is a part of the suite of statewide initiatives that helps students navigate the college-going process during their senior year. MCAN works to support schools in increasing the percent of students who complete the FAFSA and scholarship applications through the College Cash Campaign.
College Decision Day is inspired by the NCAA's National Signing Day to reinforce that excellence in the classroom should be given as much pomp and circumstance as excellence as an athlete. College Decision Day is Michigan's adoption of National College Signing Day, a program of Former First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative which now sits with Better Make Room at The Common Application.
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