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LEO Talks Updates For Post Secondary Credentials For Adults


The Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity is edging toward its goal to increase the number of Michigan residents with a post-secondary credential, officials told the Board of Education during a presentation Tuesday.

Michigan organizations offer $1.5 million in student success grants


The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, Michigan College Access Network and Global Detroit are partnering to offer $1.5 million in the form of two new grants to boost success at Michigan community colleges and tribal colleges.

Michigan receives $15.5 million in AmeriCorps funding

Mid-Michigan NOW

The Michigan Community Service Commission announced Wednesday that Michigan has received $15.5 million in AmeriCorps funding to support the work of over 1,100 AmeriCorps members as they tackle some of the state’s toughest challenges.

St. Charles Community Middle/High School named Michigan School of Excellence

Mid-Michigan NOW

St. Charles Community Middle/High School was recently named a School of Excellence by ACT’s American College Application Campaign for its commitment to postsecondary student success in Michigan.

Niles High School receives $1,000 college access grant

Leader Publications

Niles High School was one of 97 schools in Michigan to receive part of a $95,438 grant from the Michigan College Access Network.

Howell, Pinckney high schools get grants for college access activities

The Livingston Post

Howell and Pinckney high schools received grants from the Michigan College Access Network, which awarded $95,438 in grants to 97 high schools and community-based organizations across Michigan to support local college access activities.

Michigan schools, community-based organizations receive over $95,000 in grants

WILX News 10

Schools and organizations used the grants to support a wide variety of efforts, including FAFSA completion events, career and college exposure trips, incentives for completing college-going steps, and decorations or refreshments for College Decision Day.

4 U.P. schools awarded grants to benefit college access for students

UP Matters

The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) announced it has awarded over $95,000 in grant funding to high schools and community organizations across Michigan to support local college access activities.

Some parents with kids in college still have their own student debt. New legislation could help.

Michigan Advance

U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Waterford Twp.) last week introduced legislation she says will expand financial aid opportunities for students whose parents are still chipping away at their own student debt.

‘Free college’ programs are surging – but do they help neediest students?

The Guardian

Just a few years ago, Michigan was near the bottom of the list in terms of money spent on financial aid. Now it’s spending millions. With that increase, it’s hard to complain about the details.