Opinion | Michigan needs more college grads. Step one: completing the FAFSA

Students who skip college because they don’t think they can afford it – most often students of color, low-income students, and/or would-be first-generation college students – undercut their own economic opportunities.

As COVID spread, far fewer Michigan high school grads enrolled in college

Less than 55 percent of 2020 Michigan high school graduates enrolled in college within six months of getting diplomas, a plummet of 5 percentage points in one year, according to data from the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information.

Michigan free college tuition programs spread across the state

Tuition-free programs are spreading across Michigan’s four-year college campuses, a movement that appears to have been sparked by two new and wildly popular free community college programs initiated recently by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Educational Focus in Michigan Turns to Helping Find Success Beyond High School

A look at completion rates in the Upper Peninsula and ways to improve college access and success for rural Michiganders in that part of the state.

High school seniors encouraged to complete FAFSA by March 1

Michigan high school seniors are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 to ensure priority consideration for state aid.

MCAN grant paid for Sanilac SAT tutoring

Schools in Sanilac County were able to offer an SAT tutoring program for high school students last year, thanks in part to a grant to Brown City Schools from the Michigan College Access Network.

Ryan Fewins-Bliss on Michigan Business Beat

Ryan Fewins-Bliss joined the Michigan Business Beat to talk about our COVID grants and the enrollment crisis.

New council to focus on helping Michigan students recover from COVID-19 education disruptions

The new Student Recovery Advisory Council, comprised of 29 members with a variety of educational, medical and labor backgrounds, will make recommendations on how to help students transition back to in-person learning.

Michigan’s free community college offer isn’t free in parts of the state

Bridge Michigan looks at the gap in the Michigan Reconnect program for residents who live outside of a community college district.

Two Thumb Area school districts received MCAN grants in 2020

The Caseville and Unionville-Sebewaing Area school districts received grants from the Michigan College Access Network this past year, helping students stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.