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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.

Higher education enrollment dropping in Michigan

Wood TV8

Higher education institutions in Michigan continue to face challenges with enrollment. Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School said it will not enroll an incoming 2023 summer class.

Mason County residents may be eligible to earn college degree tuition free

Manistee News Advocate

Since 2016, Mason County CAN has been working with local educational institutions, business leaders and community organizations to improve access to post-secondary education and build a college-going culture.

College completion coaches aid in Michigan students’ success


After learning about the role I could have in a student’s journey, I felt that becoming a college completion coach was perfect for me. I was able to advocate for students and help foster connections to create a campus support team.

STEM degrees soar at Michigan colleges; business grads decline, records show

Bridge Michigan

The push to get more Michigan students into math and science heavy programs is bearing fruit, with more people majoring in those fields — while fewer are graduating with degrees in business or liberal arts programs.

Mason County College Access Network awarded $60K

Ludington Daily News

Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has awarded Mason County College Access Network a $60,000 implementation grant to be used over the next two years.

LeFevre: College enrollment is key to Michigan's future economy

The Detroit News

Michigan’s economy needs workers with a degree. Michigan’s employers currently have nearly 10,000 more job postings for workers with a college degree than there are unemployed workers with the same credential in the state, an ongoing issue.

ICYMI: Michigan Business Beat | MCAN - College Advocacy Day - Ryan Fewins-Bliss

Michigan Business Network

Hear Ryan Fewins-Bliss, MCAN's Executive Director share opening remarks then take questions in an interview.