Community college enrollment maintains as pandemic causes broader drop in financial aid applications

Despite the statewide and national decline in FAFSA applications, community college leaders are hopeful that their students can help fill the gap that larger colleges are seeing in their enrollment numbers.

Michigan college enrollment dropped amid COVID, group urges state to step in

Alarmed by a slump in college enrollment among low-income students, a broad coalition of Michigan business leaders, foundations and college advocacy groups is recommending changes to the state’s college financial aid programs.

The rush back to college campuses is leaving behind the most vulnerable

A rebounding economy, prevalence of Covid-19 vaccines and in-person learning may not be enough to draw students who have turned their backs on a postsecondary education.

Michigan College Access Network Offers Summer FAFSA Assistance

Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) is offering free assistance through the month of August to recent high school graduates and families still interested in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Whitmer announces $24.5M AmeriCorps investment to address COVID-19 recovery, strengthen communities

Gov. Whitmer and the Michigan Community Service Commission Thursday announced Michigan’s $24.5 million AmeriCorps investment that will support over 1,000 AmeriCorps members tackling some of the state’s toughest challenges.

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.