FAFSA Completions Were Down, But We Can Get Them to Go Up

As the calendar flips to August, neither the upcoming FAFSA cycle, which opens October 1, nor the ongoing one, which funds students for the 2021-22 academic year, are probably front of mind for many districts and schools — but they should be.

10th Birthday Grantees Check-in: Detroit Drives Degrees

Christi Taylor from Detroit Drives Degrees shared how its 10th Birthday Grant supported the expansion of their summer melt programming and the launch of a summer bridge program for high school graduates pursing postsecondary education in Detroit.

10th Birthday Grantees Check-in: Alpena Public Schools

Lee Fitzpatrick from Alpena Public Schools shares how its 10th Birthday Grant facilitated the purchase of new laptops needed by high school students in the district who were taking college courses.

College Enrollment Must Bounce Back for Our Economy to Do the Same

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found in fall 2020 there was a -9.2% change in Michigan students’ college enrollment compared to the previous year, including public and private two- and four-year institutions.

Articles and Reports to Read About the College Enrollment Crisis

MCAN and local college access networks around the state have been trying to help people understand the importance of declining college enrollments in Michigan.

Service in Uncertain Times

AmeriCorps VISTA Kiersten Nolan discusses her new role at MCAN and how she hopes to help colleges face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michigan Power Futbol Academy: Five Ways to Build Success in Soccer and in Life

This blog discusses how the Michigan Power Futbol Academy in Grand Rapids, Michigan prepares young adults for college.

Career Finder Premium Version for Michigan Students

In this blog, Allison Danielsen, director of college and career connections, discusses the premium version of the career finder tool from the College Board available for students.

Test-Optional Admissions: What Does it Mean?

In this blog, WMU Director of Admissions Alicia Kornowa discusses test-optional practices related to admission to college.

How MCAN is Adapting in Response to COVID-19

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