Promise Zone sponsors FAFSA initiatives across county

Mason County College Access Network encouraged this initiative, which the Promise Zone generously sponsored, because FAFSA completion is required to be able to qualify for most scholarships.

Conducting success

Director of Student Success & Advising Lisa Gardner and Lacey Tullis, a coach in the AmeriCorps College Completion Corps program, said in its short existence, the Express Conductor Program has already paid dividends across the board.

College Completion Corps coaches now at Bay College

In December 2020, Bay College joined the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) to help first-generation, low-income, and/or students of color complete their degree or certificate. Bay College is the home of two College Completion Corps coaches.

Joint effort helps students complete degree, certification

Now in its second year, this program has expanded to 40 College Completion Corps coaches across 31 schools due to the continued support of philanthropic partners, increased funding from AmeriCorps, and the Michigan Community Service Commission.

Berrien College Access Network Surveys Area Juniors on Life After High School Plans

A new survey from Berrien College Access Network takes a look at what southwest Michigan teens are planning to do after high school graduation.

Morning Blend — Capital Area College Access Network

Michele Strasz, executive director of Capital Area College Access Network, joins the Morning Blend to talk about what the FAFSA is, why it's important, and what resources are available to students.

New scholarship available for front-liners ineligible for federal aid

The Michigan Equity, Courage, Hope, and Opportunity Scholarship — MI ECHO — is intended to put life-changing education within reach for more people.

University enrollment declines are hitting these Michigan schools hardest

Enrollment at Michigan's 15 public universities has fallen 6.3%, or by more than 17,500 students, since fall 2019, the semester before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Michigan.

Bringing light to lucrative post-secondary options

Following Michigan College Month, it’s important to consider what continuation of education looks like for all Michiganders.

MI ECHO scholarship helps frontline workers not eligible for federal financial aid

The Michigan Equity, Courage, Hope and Opportunity Scholarship – MI ECHO – is designed to serve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, Temporary Protected Status immigrants, Special Immigrant Juveniles and others.