U-M expands free tuition program to its Dearborn, Flint campuses

Thousands more students may be able to attend college tuition-free next year, after the University of Michigan expanded its Go Blue Guarantee program to its campuses in Dearborn and Flint.

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.

Ryan Fewins-Bliss | Michigan College Access Network Invests $50,000 In Student Incentives

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with MCAN Executive Director, Ryan Fewins-Bliss as Michigan College Access Network has invested $50,000 in student incentives to improve FAFSA completion rates.

High school/college hybrid programs growing in popularity in Michigan

Schools like the Early College Alliance, often called early middle colleges, are expanding in Michigan, with good reason. Students can earn an associate’s degree or two years of college credit in a five-year high school program at no cost to them.

Area high schools seek advisers for next year

A number of high schools are on the hunt for “near-peer” advisers. A program through AdviseMI and the Michigan College Access Network has seen Lapeer County schools, such as North Branch and Imlay City High Schools, utilize near-peer college advisers.

Students and schools are struggling during the pandemic. Here’s what’s in Whitmer’s recovery plan.

Many Michigan students are struggling with academic performance and social and emotional health, teachers are suffering from burnout and colleges are experiencing plunging enrollment rates during the pandemic. This month, Gov. Whitmer rolled out a plan.

MCAN Responds To MI Blueprint For Comprehensive Student Recovery

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with MCAN Executive Director, Ryan Fewins-Bliss in response to Gov. Whitmer releasing the MI Blueprint for Comprehensive Student Recovery.

Back to school: Michigan free college tuition program attracts 70,000

Over 70,000 Michigan residents have applied for Michigan Reconnect to attend community college tuition-free, granting thousands a chance to head back to the classroom or enhance their skills without burning a hole in their wallet.

Innovations in college aid: The FAFSA maze now includes drive-thru

From drive-thru services and virtual guidance to incentives like the Dash for Cash program, college advisers and college access groups are finding new ways to encourage FAFSA completion across the country.