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Michigan Reconnect Program now open to students 21 and up

WILX News 10

State officials, educators, and students gathered at Lansing Community College to kick off the expansion of the Michigan Reconnect Program, which originally welcomed students ages 25 and up, now expanding to students aged 21 to 24.

Lack of school counselors hobbles Michigan college enrollment efforts

Bridge Michigan

Michigan already has one of the worst student-to-counselor ratios in the nation, ranking 48th in the country with an average of one counselor for every 615 students, according to data from the 2020-21 school year.

Pickford counselor selected for MCAN’s cohort of School Counselor Fellows

EUP News

Offered in collaboration with the San Diego State University Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment, this two-year program provides a select group of Michigan school counselors with mentorship and training rooted in leadership and advocacy.

Grants awarded to colleges to increase completion rates


The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity’s (LEO) Office of Sixty by 30, Global Detroit, and Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) awarded a total of $1.5 million in Student and Immigrant Success Grants to 12 colleges in Michigan.

State doubles need-based aid for college

Spartan Newsroom

Tess O’Neal, an AmeriCorps member serving with the AdviseMI initiative in Ludington High School and a graduate of the school, said that it’s a “team effort” to provide information about financial aid opportunities.

Michigan may require high school seniors to file FAFSA financial aid form

Bridge Michigan

Sen. Darrin Camilleri, D-Trenton, is sponsoring Senate Bill 463, which would make filling out the FAFSA (or an opt-out form) a high school graduation requirement in Michigan starting with the 2024-2025 school year.

New initiative places college grads as advisors at high schools


Beecher High School is one of eleven high schools in the TV5 area participating in AdviseMI for this school year. Funding for the program comes from AmeriCorps.

Study reveals 300,000 Michigan kids are from immigrant families, 70,000 of whom are in high school

The Arab American News

The “Kids in Immigrant Families” study offers important data on the geographic, language, income and educational barriers faced by children of immigrant families.

Here's what Michigan's 2024 higher education budget will do for students

Crain's Detroit Business

The $24.3 billion education budget for the coming year includes $2.29 billion in total funding for public universities in Michigan and financial aid/scholarship funds benefiting post-secondary students at public and independent institutions.

Off-color campaign raises awareness of new Michigan scholarship program

Crain's Detroit Business

After failing to get the Legislature to change the name of the Michigan Achievement Scholarship over concerns about the acronym sure to be associated with it, the Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities has decided to lean into it.