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.

Fewer students applying for the Lansing Promise Scholarship

The Lansing Promise scholarship is designed to give Lansing high school students help with paying for college, but the program is seeing a decline in applicants this year.

Even as COVID wanes, fewer low-income students enroll in Michigan colleges

For a second year in a row, fewer Michigan low-income high school graduates appear to be enrolling in college, a troubling trend experts attribute to the lingering impact of the pandemic.

MCAN awards $20,000 grant to Oceana College Access Network

The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has awarded the Oceana College Access Network with a $20,000 Continuous Improvement Grant to support expansion and improved data collection practices.

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.

Gov. Whitmer signs bills to expand access to college scholarships

The Governor has signed House Bills 4055 and 4056 to allow the Michigan Department of Treasury to use overall scholastic achievement to determine eligibility for competitive college scholarships instead of relying exclusively on the ACT and SAT.

Gov. Whitmer sets goal to have 60% of residents with a postsecondary degree/certificate

The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) has hired ten Michigan Reconnect Navigators (Navigators) and invested $430,000 into the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) College Completion Corps to support Michigan’s adult students.

Student retention among goals of tribal college grant

A $60,000 grant to fund coaches to help retain students at the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College is among 11 awarded to Michigan communities.