Community college enrollment maintains as pandemic causes broader drop in financial aid applications

Despite the statewide and national decline in FAFSA applications, community college leaders are hopeful that their students can help fill the gap that larger colleges are seeing in their enrollment numbers.

Requests for U.S. college aid are down, with experts blaming the pandemic.

Michigan was one of the most affected states in terms of college enrollment losses last fall, with a decline of 9.2 percent, according to Ryan Fewins-Bliss, executive director of the Michigan College Access Network.

Deadline nears for thousands of Michigan residents offered free tuition

Michiganders who were accepted into the Futures for Frontliners free-tuition program must complete the required financial paperwork, and enroll in community college by fall or into trade school by December.

Our state and local economies are facing a college enrollment crisis

Our postsecondary education attainment levels — 49.1 percent in Michigan, according to the Lumina Foundation — haven’t kept up with the steep rise in demand for highly skilled workers.

The path to Greater Lansing’s economic future is through college readiness and education

Supporting educational attainment in Greater Lansing is an investment in our existing talent pipeline and strengthens our business and talent attraction efforts.

Pandemic shows us more than ever how important a college education can be

Education in Michigan is an ever-present discussion of pandemic crisis after crisis. And despite monumental efforts this year, we’re still facing a big crisis: the consistent decline of college enrollment.

The drop in college enrollment is alarming, for people and the economy

As schools return to in person this fall and the COVID-19 vaccine is offered for students, access to post-secondary education is critical to our community’s recovery plan.

COVID won’t stop these Detroit 8th graders from going to college. Here’s why.

Detroit Achievement Academy and its authorizer, Grand Valley State University, are taking a series of steps to show how to help next year’s ninth graders get to — and through — college.

College enrollment must bounce back for economy to do the same

An op-ed by Ryan Fewins-Bliss on the pandemic enrollment crisis.

Opinion: College enrollment must bounce back for our economy to do the same

An op-ed by Ryan Fewins-Bliss on the how the college enrollment crisis has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.