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Feb 22, 2024
Ryan Fewins-Bliss Testifies in Support of Senate Bills 350 and 555
Ryan Fewins-Bliss' testimony in favor of Senate Bills 350 and 555, as delivered to the Michigan House Appropriations Committee on Feb. 21, 2024.
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Eight schools receive Aspire grants to assess, improve college-going culture

Proposed fiscal year 2025 budget includes significant investments in postsecondary education, financial aid.

Michigan College Access Network is working to inform school counselors, college advisers, and other educational partners after the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) updated its guidance on the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The change impacts thousands of Michigan students and families.

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Ryan Fewins-Bliss

Ryan Fewins-Bliss' testimony in favor of Senate Bills 350 and 555, as delivered to the Michigan House Appropriations Committee on Feb. 21, 2024.

Janice Bloom

As the institutions directly serving the largest population of young people nationwide, public high schools are the most logical location to position the next generation for successful adulthoods. Yet, in important ways, high schools were not designed to prepare young people for the transition to postsecondary education and a successful career.

Jeneen Hatoum

National School Counseling Week 2024 (#NSCW24) is Feb. 5-9. This event is a way to focus public attention on the unique and vital contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. In response, the Michigan School Counselor Association, Michigan College Access Network, and the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling want to celebrate you!

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House Approps Considers Expansion For Promise Zone Funds


The Legislature could expand what constitutes an educational expense in school promise zones under a bill presented to the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday morning.

Wayne State, Central Michigan push back deadlines because of FAFSA delay

Bridge Michigan

Some Michigan colleges and universities are pushing back deadlines to help prospective students handle delays related to a revamped federal financial aid form.

Budget: Guarantee Community College, Phase Out Other Aid Programs


Governor Gretchen Whitmer's budget proposal would provide an additional $30 million toward the administration's key scholarship program to fund two years of community college for future high school graduates in the state while moving to phase out other aid programs.