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High School Graduation Checklist

Does your organization have plans to support graduating seniors throughout the summer? This blog from our partners at NCAN offers a few ideas to help get these students to campus in the fall.

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

National College Attainment Network invests $150,000 in MI FAFSA and college application completion

Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) and the College & Career Access Center of Jackson (CCAC) have been awarded $150,000 in grants from the National College Attainment Network (NCAN)

MCAN offers College Decision Day Mini Grants to help celebrate college-bound students

Grants give schools flexibility to recognize students’ postsecondary plans in COVID-safe ways

MCAN announces Year 2 Reach Higher High School grants

Ten participating schools receive $5,000 grants to continue postsecondary access work

Blog

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

High School Graduation Checklist

Does your organization have plans to support graduating seniors throughout the summer? This blog from our partners at NCAN offers a few ideas to help get these students to campus in the fall.

Working Collectively, Making an Impact: Launch Manistee and AmeriCorps

In communities across Michigan, individuals and organizations are working tirelessly to promote college access and success, but not all are working together. When we heard about the partnerships that make up the Launch Manistee Network ...

The Impact of Automation on Workers of Color

Schuyler Pruis, MCAN's AmeriCorps VISTA for data and technology, summarizes a recent report on automation and its projected impact on workers of color.

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

Opinion | Michigan needs more college grads. Step one: completing the FAFSA

Students who skip college because they don’t think they can afford it – most often students of color, low-income students, and/or would-be first-generation college students – undercut their own economic opportunities.

As COVID spread, far fewer Michigan high school grads enrolled in college

Less than 55 percent of 2020 Michigan high school graduates enrolled in college within six months of getting diplomas, a plummet of 5 percentage points in one year, according to data from the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information.

Michigan free college tuition programs spread across the state

Tuition-free programs are spreading across Michigan’s four-year college campuses, a movement that appears to have been sparked by two new and wildly popular free community college programs initiated recently by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.