The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has significantly altered the lives of individuals across the world. As we all adapt to a temporary "new normal," MCAN will continue to provide our network with timely information and support. To that end, we have created this repository of COVID-19 resources for college access and attainment professionals and will continue to update the page regularly. MCAN remains committed to Sixty by 30 and helping all Michigan students attain postsecondary success.

Calls to Action

The Time is Now: COVID-19 and Fair Funding

This brief from The Education Trust-Midwest prioritizes education funding in Michigan.


Blog: How MCAN is Adapting in Response to COVID-19

A statement from MCAN Executive Director Ryan Fewins-Bliss that shares how MCAN is moving forward while adapting to the current state of emergency. 

COVID-19 Federal Policy Summary

This policy summary from JFF covers the three COVID-19 stimulus packages that have been passed Congress and been signed by President Trump. 

Opinion: Choosing a College Amidst the Chaos

The Detroit News features guest commentary from Patrick O'Connor, dean of college counseling at Cranbrook Schools and chairperson of MCAN's board of directors, shares advice for college-bound seniors and their families.

Opinion: How Colleges Can Help High School Seniors During the Coronavirus Crisis

Bridge Magazine features guest commentary from Patrick O'Connor, dean of college counseling at Cranbrook Schools and chairperson of MCAN's board of directors, about how colleges can help high school seniors during the coronavirus crisis. 

Opinion: Quality Distance Learning, Including Summers, Essential for Students

Bridge Magazine features guest commentary from Amber Arellano, executive director of The Education Trust-Midwest; and Alice G. Thompson, chief executive officer of Black Family Development, Inc. Their article discusses the importance of addressing inequity and preparing Michigan students for postsecondary education.

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis

The Child Mind Institute has published an article that provides tips for parents with older children at home during this time of reduced social interaction.

When the Crisis is Over

A report from Student-Ready Strategies draws focus around three distinct student groups that will be affected by the global COVID-19 crisis, each with very different challenges that will require different interventions.


AP Updates for Schools Impacted by Coronavirus

The AP Program shares updates of how it is supporting schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as information about this year's exams and services for educators. 

AP Updates for Students Affected by Coronavirus

The AP Program shares information about how it is supporting students during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as information about exams and review courses.

COVID-19 Admissions Updates

The Detroit College Access Network has developed a webpage with the purpose of providing admissions updates for students, families, and partners to inform them of any potential changes to the higher education enrollment process. 

NACAC College Admission Status Update

The National Association for College Admission Counseling is providing an online tool as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

New Federal Student Aid Flexibilities for Students, Parents, and Borrowers

Federal Student Aid has created a webpage to inform students, parents, and borrowers about important updates regarding federal student aid in response to COVID-19. 

Updates — Operational Status of Michigan Public Universities in Response to COVID-19

The Michigan Association of State Universities has created a web page that offers current updates regarding the operational status of Michigan public universities in response to COVID-19.

Updates — Health and Safety at the Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities

A web page with current updates and resources.

Updates — Michigan Community College Association

A web page about Michigan's community colleges. 


Studying in the Shadow of the Coronavirus

This report from the Michigan League for Public Policy lays out the challenging landscape facing college students and presents solutions that the Michigan Legislature, state Department of Health and Human Services, and colleges and universities can adopt to help students make ends meet. 

Student Loan Refinancing Report 2021

An investigation into when you should (and shouldn’t) refinance, current rates from all available lenders, and which lenders to stay away from for reasons such as past lawsuits, excessive consumer complaints and more.


OneGoal College Enrollment Guide

With COVID-19,  the future may seem unclear to students. Here are five steps to keep them on track to college.

Michigan Colleges and Universities' Presidents Video to Future and Current Students