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Lifting Up "Invisible" Communities Through Higher Education

Sept. 15-Oct. 15 is recognized as Hispanic Heritage Month. MCAN invited Anita I. Martinez, executive director of the Michigan Hispanic Collaborative, to reflect on her college experience and how it ties into her current work.

Press Releases

Access MCAN's press release archive for details on new and past announcements and announcements regarding higher education, advising, and grants. View More

MCAN responds to bipartisan approval of funding for Michigan Achievement Scholarship

Legislators passed the $560 million scholarship program, marking a historic investment in addressing the barrier of college affordability in Michigan.

MCAN responds to loan forgiveness plan

MCAN is encouraged by the announcement of President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan and the progress that it makes in addressing the persistent and widespread problem of postsecondary affordability.

MCAN awarded $55,000 grant from Native American Heritage Fund

Funds will support College Completion Corps coaches at Michigan’s three tribal colleges

Blog

Authored by MCAN staff, board members, and partners, our blog shares different perspectives of the college access journey in Michigan. View More

Lifting Up "Invisible" Communities Through Higher Education

Sept. 15-Oct. 15 is recognized as Hispanic Heritage Month. MCAN invited Anita I. Martinez, executive director of the Michigan Hispanic Collaborative, to reflect on her college experience and how it ties into her current work.

FAFSA Season Is Open – Here’s What You Need To Know

With October comes all the exciting autumnal things — trees changing colors, Halloween, and of course, the opening of FAFSA season.

Reflections From Three 2020-22 School Counselor Fellows

We asked three fellows from our 2020-22 cohort of School Counselor Fellows to reflect on their experiences.

In the News

Stay up-to-date on the latest in college access with announcements, blog posts, and related news from MCAN and our partners. Explore MCAN's work featured in statewide and national publications and media outlets. View More

Michigan isn’t taxing forgiven student loans

“The tax is not something you can spread out over 20 or 30 years like you can your loan payments. So this tax would come due this tax year, which would make a high burden for those students,” said Ryan Fewins-Bliss, MCAN executive director.

Otsego Career Access Network Brings Retired Educator

The Otsego Career Access Network wants to connect people with opportunities for an advanced education. And the new coordinator is retired Gaylord Schools superintendent Brian Pearson.

Rick Haglund: Student loan forgiveness will aid millions, but college affordability problems remain

In Michigan, 1.4 million residents will benefit from the loan forgiveness program, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said. But the loan relief plan does little to tackle the complex problem of college affordability.