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Title: TO THE

  • TO THE
  • 2011 High School Counselor Financial Aid Update
  • October 28, 2011

  • Mark Delorey,
  • Webcast Moderator
  • Director of Financial Aid
  • Western Michigan University

2011 Host Sites
  • Adrian College
  • Albion College
  • Alpena Community College
  • Baker College Cadillac
  • Baker College - Muskegon
  • Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center
  • Bay de Noc Community College
  • Central Michigan University
  • Cleary College Howell
  • Concordia Ann Arbor

2011 Host Sites
  • Glen Oaks Community College
  • Gogebic - Ontonagon ISD
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Kalamazoo College
  • Kirtland Community College
  • Lake Superior State University
  • Marygrove College
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan Tech University

2011 Host Sites
  • Mott Community College
  • North Central Michigan College
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Northwestern Michigan College
  • St. Clair County Community College
  • Southwestern Michigan College
  • University of Michigan Dearborn
  • Wayne State University
  • West Shore Community College
  • Thank you to all site coordinators, contact
    people, and tech coordinators for serving as a
    host site for the financial aid update webcast.

  • Federal Update
  • Val Meyers
  • Associate Director
  • Michigan State University
  • Office of Financial Aid

What is Federal Financial Aid?
  • Grant Programs
  • Pell Grant
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Work Study Program
  • Loan Programs
  • Perkins Loan
  • Federal Direct Stafford Loans
  • Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
  • Mixed Type
  • TEACH Grant

Whats New for 2012-13
  • The IRS Data Retrieval process that began last
    year is required for applicants selected for
    verification in 2012-13
  • Families who submit the FAFSA before filing their
    taxes will need to go back and complete the data
    match after taxes are filed
  • Otherwise, will need to supply a tax transcript
    from the IRS as copies of filed returns will no
    longer be accepted
  • IRS Data Retrieval not active for
  • Families filing as married filing separately
  • Residents of territories Puerto Rico, Guam,
  • Filers who revise their 1040 (1040X)

More Changes for 2012-13
  • Year Round Pell is no longer available students
    attending summer may still receive leftover
  • New regulations will affect students who are not
    making Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Other new regulations to strengthen Program
    Integrity of the financial aid process
  • Limits repeated courses
  • Ensures consumer information is disclosed on
    programs of study, student debt, placement rates,

And More Changes
  • All schools are required to have a Net Price
    Calculator on their web sites as of October 29,
  • The Net Price Calculator allows students to
    calculate how much they will pay (approximately)
    at the school
  • School supplies info on cost and general gift aid
    for students in the familys income range
  • Cost minus gift aid equals Net Price
  • The family can then compare net price for the
    school(s) they are considering

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Initial step in the application process
  • Core document to apply for financial aid
  • Used to calculate an Expected Family Contribution
  • Confirms certain eligibility requirements

  • Cannot submit earlier than January 1, 2012
  • Valid for periods beginning summer 2012 and
    ending after summer 2013, but generally not more
    than 12 months
  • No fees

How to Apply
  • The FAFSA
  • Paper application Sent via US mail
  • FAFSA on the Web Filed online using worksheet


Completing the Paper FAFSA
  • Only 5 file paper FAFSA
  • Paper FAFSA only available through download at
    federal Web site or by calling
  • 1-800-4-FED-AID
  • Completed and mailed to the federal processor
  • Takes 2 - 4 weeks processing time

Completing FAFSA on the Web-FOTW
  • More than 95 of FAFSAs are now filed online
  • Parents with more than 1 college student can
    transfer data from original application to others
  • Faster turnaround more accurate

FOTW Worksheet
  • Families can use time wisely by completing a
    worksheet before accessing FOTW
  • Available on website-
  • View a draft of the worksheet on the Web at the
    URL below - Click on FAFSAs and Renewal
FAFSAs link under Publications

Reasons to File Electronically
  • Built-in edits to prevent costly errors
  • Skip-logic allows student and/or parent to skip
    unnecessary questions
  • More timely submission of original application
    and corrections
  • More detailed instructions and help for common
  • Ability to check application status online
  • Allows IRS Data Retrieval process

Tips for Students
  • Apply for admission to college/university
  • Submit FAFSA as soon after January 1, 2012, as
  • Follow-up when college/university requests
  • FAFSA states Pell grant eligibility amount, but
    college/university makes final determination of
    aid offers and amounts

What Data Are Required?
  • Step 1 Student demographic information
  • Step 2 Student financial information
  • Step 3 Dependency status questions
  • Step 4 Parent financial information
  • Step 5 Independent student household
  • Step 6 List of colleges to receive results
  • Step 7 Signatures and certifications

How The Data Are Used
  • In a statutory formula called the Federal
  • Looks at income, assets, and size of family to
    determine familys ability to pay for education
  • Result is called the Expected Family Contribution
  • Cost of Attendance (determined by the school)
    minus EFC equals Need

Who is the Parent When Completing the FAFSA?
  • If the parents are both living and married to
    each other, answer the questions about both of
  • If the parent is widowed or single, answer the
    questions about that parent only. If the
    widowed parent has remarried as of today, answer
    the questions about that parent and the person to
    whom the parent is married.

Who is the Parent When Completing the FAFSA?
  • If the parents have divorced or separated, answer
    the questions about the parent the student lived
    with most in the last 12 months. If the student
    did not live with one parent more than with the
    other, answer about the parent who provided the
    most financial support during the last 12 months
    or during the most recent year that the student
    was supported by a parent. If this parent has
    remarried as of today, answer the questions about
    both that parent and the person to whom the
    parent is married.
  • If the parent is widowed or divorced and has
    remarried, answer the questions about both that
    parent and his or her current spouse. The
    marital status of the student's parents in this
    case is "married/remarried."

Independent Student Criteria
  • Born before January 1, 1989
  • Enrolled in a graduate program
  • Married
  • Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or currently
    serving on Active duty in the US Armed Forces for
    purposes other than training
  • Has child(ren)/dependents for whom he/she
    provides more than half support
  • Both parents are deceased

Independent Student Criteria
  • Is/was an orphan, ward of the court or in foster
    care at any time since student turned age 13
  • Is/was an emancipated minor as determined by a
    court in state of legal residence
  • Is/was under legal guardianship until age 18, as
    determined by a court in state of legal residence
  • Is/was an unaccompanied youth who was homeless or
    at risk of being homeless
  • Most high school students will not be independent
    but, in extraordinary circumstances, the college
    aid administrator can override dependency.
    Contact the college aid office for help.

Special Exceptions
  • Students parents refuse to provide information
    for FAFSA
  • Student can borrow an unsubsidized Stafford loan
    only - must document with college or university
  • Student doesnt have contact with parents due to
    estranged relationship or other circumstances
    (possible dependency override)
  • Documentation required - must contact financial
    aid office at college/university

Student Financial Aid (SFA) PIN
  • Sign FAFSA electronically
  • Can request PIN before January 1, 2012
  • Name, SSN, DOB match with Social Security
  • Real time PIN to be issued and confirmed after
  • May be used by students and parents throughout
    aid process, including subsequent school years

If No PIN Signature Options
  • Print signature page and submit within 14 days
  • If signature page not received by Central
    Processing System within 14 days, student
    receives rejected Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Rejected SAR must be signed and submitted


FAFSA Processing Results
  • Central Processing System notifies student of
    processing results by
  • E-mail notification containing a direct link to
    students online Student Aid Report (SAR) if
    students e-mail was provided on paper or
    electronic FAFSA
  • Student with PIN may view application online at

How Aid is Awarded
  • Schools use the FAFSA data to calculate aid for
    the student
  • Cost of Attendance at the school
  • Direct costs billed by the school, such as
    tuition and fees (and room and board if the
    student lives on campus)
  • Indirect costs transportation, books
    supplies, housing and food if lives off-campus
  • COA EFC Need
  • Some schools award only to fill need, others
    award with both need-based and non-need based
    aid to meet COA

Corrections on the Web
  • If the student discovers an error, or needs to
    update tax data, can use regardless of whether
    original application was paper or electronic
  • Students PIN required to access
  • Parents must have PIN to correct parent
  • Pop-up message will appear when student tries to
    correct transaction already corrected by a school
  • Can use Corrections on the Web to retrieve tax
    data after filing return

Other Important Tips for Students
  • Encourage students to submit the FAFSA between
    January 1 - March 1, 2012.
  • Due to economic circumstances in Michigan,
    colleges/universities have experienced an
    increase in financial aid applications.
  • Submitting the FAFSA after high school graduation
    is considered late by most schools.
  • Student may not have funds available when classes
    start if they apply late.
  • Respond promptly to requests for information.
  • Delays can mean losing funds for which the
    student may be eligible.


Special Circumstances
  • Change in employment status after filing FAFSA
  • Medical expenses not covered by insurance
  • Change in parents marital status after filing
  • Unusual dependent care expenses


Special Circumstances
  • These cannot be reported on the FAFSA
  • Parents or student should send an explanation to
    financial aid office at each college or
  • College will review special circumstances
  • College may request additional
  • documentation

Supplemental Forms
  • Institutional application
  • Stafford loan request form
  • Parent (PLUS) Loan application
  • CSS Financial Aid PROFILE
  • (school aid)


Warning to Your Students Dont Get Hooked by
Misleading Scholarship Offers
  • College aid offers are everywhere
  • Internet
  • Mail
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Telephone


Warning Signs of Scam
  • High application fees
  • Guaranteed winnings
  • Everybody is eligible
  • Masquerading as federal agency
  • Claims of government approval
  • Time pressure
  • Unusual requests for personal information
  • http//

Counselor Resources
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid
    Administrators (NASFAA)
  • Counseling Tools
  • Student Aid on the Web
  • FSA for Counselors
  • http//
  • Online information for middle school, high school
    and TRIO counselors (see next page)

Counselor Resources
  • Anne Wohlfert, Director
  • State of Michigan Scholarship and Grant

List of Active Programs
  • Academic Year 2011-12
  • Tuition Incentive Program
  • Michigan Competitive Scholarship
  • Michigan Tuition Grant
  • Children of Veterans Tuition Grant
  • Police Officers and Firefighters Survivors
    Tuition Grant

Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • OSG will also administer two Federally Funded
  • GEAR UP Michigan! Scholarship
  • GEAR UP College Day Scholarship

Office of Scholarships and Grants
Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) 43,800,000
Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS) 18,361,700
Michigan Tuition Grant (MTG) 31,664,700
Children of Veterans Tuition Grant (CVTG) AND Police Officers and Firefighters Survivors Tuition (STP) 1,200,000
Total State Funds 95,026,400
Office of Scholarships and Grants
GEAR UP Michigan! Scholarship 1,500,000
GEAR UP College Day Scholarship 1,500,000
Total Federal Funds 3,000,000
Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • State Funds 95,026,400
  • Federal Funds 3,000,000
  • Grand Total 98,026,400

Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
  • Eligible students must have been eligible for
    Medicaid for 24 months within a 36 consecutive
    month period.
  • Must submit application prior to high school
    graduation or GED and before age 20.
  • Pays a maximum of 24 semester or 36 term credits
    per academic year.

Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
  • Pays mandatory fees up to 250 per semester/term
  • Allowable fees
  • Technology
  • Registration/Enrollment
  • Student Activity/Student Services

Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
  • Student must enroll within four years of high
    school graduation or eligibility is forfeited.
  • Student must fully utilize eligibility within ten
    years or eligibility is forfeited.

Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
  • High School Graduates
  • Diploma or Other Certificate IS acceptable for
    eligibility for the Tuition Incentive Program
  • OSG will follow the Business Rules on who is a
    graduate agreed upon by MDE and CEPI
  • TIP is last dollar

Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
  • NEW Incarcerated students are no longer
    eligible to participate in TIP
  • Promise Zones special treatment for TIP
  • Community Groups look-up assistance
  • Look-ups for Seniors only
  • College Goal Sunday is February 12, 2012.
  • Flyers will be sent with Senior reminder

Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS)
  • Academic Year 2011-12 Class of 2011
  • Based on ACT Score (sum of 90) and Financial Need
    per the FAFSA
  • The State modifies the EFC to leverage its

Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS)
  • Maximum Award amount is set each year by the
    Michigan Department of Treasury. This years
    maximum award is 575.
  • Awards are pro-rated for ¾ and ½ time enrollment.

Michigan Tuition Grant (MTG)
  • Based on Financial Need only
  • FAFSA is source of analysis
  • Available at independent non-profit institutions

Michigan Tuition Grant (MTG)
  • The current year maximum award is 1,512.
  • Awards are pro-rated for ¾ and ½ time
  • Students cannot get an MTG and an MCS at
    the same time.
  • MCS students at a private institution may receive
    a supplemental amount from the MTG fund.

Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS) Class of
  • OSG will send rosters to each high school in
    Oct/Nov. These rosters include only students who
    tested through September 2011 and for whom we
    have no social security numbers. It is NOT a
    complete list of your qualifiers.
  • A complete list of qualifiers and a template for
    a certificate will be sent in a separate mailing
    in the Spring.

Children of Veterans Tuition Grant (CVTG)
  • Natural or adopted child (no grandchildren) of a
    veteran who is permanently and totally disabled
    or deceased due to service connected causes or
    is listed as missing in action in a foreign
  • Pays up to 2,800 per year regardless of need

Police Officers and Firefighters
  • Also known as the Survivors Tuition Program
  • Waives tuition for child or spouse of deceased
    Officer or Firefighter who died as a result of
    work related traumatic injury
  • Financial Need is a factor

Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • OTHER Award Michigan Merit Award (for students
    from Classes of 2000-2006).
  • Students who have entered the military are
    eligible to defer their Merit Award payments
    until they exit the service or September 30,
    2017, whichever comes first.
  • OSG will make payments to any eligible students
    who document military service.

Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • NOTE
  • All programs are subject to approved and
    available funding.
  • Maximum award amounts may fluctuate from one year
    to the next based on funding limitations.

Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Anne Wohlfert, Director
  • 517-373-0458
  • Carla Foltyn, Deputy Director
  • 517-335-1790

OSG Professional Staff
  • GEAR UP Flora Boles 5-2882
  • CVTG Kathy Welch 3-7120
  • TIP Kathy Welch 3-7120
  • MCS/MTG Marion Seelman 1-3106
  • MNS Nancy Vaughn 3-1871
  • TCLI Nancy Vaughn 3-1871
  • Call toll-free and ask for these extensions

Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Toll-free
  • 1-888-4-Grants (1-888-447-2687)
  • E-mail
  • Web
  • Visit the Web for Program Procedures Manuals and
    Fact Sheets

Michigan Education Training Voucher (ETV)
  • Lutheran Social Services of Michigan

Jennifer Maurer, ETV Coordinator
Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
  • Part of the Foster Care Independence Act (Chafee
    Act)- enacted in 2004 in Michigan
  • Federal and State money to assist with youth
    aging out of care with post secondary educational
    and vocational programs

ETV Eligibility
  • Foster youth or former foster youth.
  • Current or former delinquency case youth placed
    in an eligible child care placement under
    supervision of DHS.
  • MAY INCLUDE licensed foster family homes,
    relative provider homes, group homes, emergency
    shelters, licensed child care institutions,
    pre-adoptive placements, independent living
  • MAY NOT INCLUDE any public or private high
    security facility, a public child care
    institution for more than 25 children, detention
    facilities, forestry camps, training schools, or
    facilities operated primarily for the detention
    of children, jail.

ETV Eligibility
  • Must have been in care on or after 14th birthday.
  • If adopted from care on or after their 16th
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must attend an accredited college, university, or
    training program at least half-time.
  • Must receive their first ETV before 21st

ETV Fiscal Year 2012
  • Provide up to 5000 per fiscal year to assist
    with college and living expenses
  • Award amount is determined on full-time or
    part-time status.
  • Award amount must be split between two semesters.
  • Full-time students 2500 per semester
  • Part-time students 1250 per semester
  • Distribution of Award
  • If student owes money in tuition or wants to pay
    on loans, that amount is sent directly to the
  • Remaining amount may be put towards rent,
    transportation, computer, and other approved
    educational expenses.

How to Apply for ETV
  • Step 1
  • Students must complete the FAFSA application at
  • DHS 945 Verification of State/County Ward
  • Step 2
  • Complete ETV application
  • Application can be found at
  • Or, requested from foster care worker
  • Or, requested from ETV office (877)660-6388

Re-Applying for ETV
  • A student may be awarded twice each Fiscal Year
    (October 1 September 30).
  • When re-applying the next fiscal year, the
    student must complete the entire application
    process again.
  • The student must include receipts to show how the
    previous ETV was spent.
  • Student must be maintaining a 2.0 cumulative GPA
    or above.
  • Student cannot withdraw or have an incomplete
    from more than 1 class each semester.
  • Student continues to be eligible until 23rd

ETV Contact Information
  • Send completed application to
  • JACKSON, MI 49201
  • Toll Free (877) 660-6388
  • Or Fax to (517) 789-6809
  • or

ETV Contact Information
  • You can contact ETV office by email at
  • Jennifer Maurer,
  • ETV Coordinator
  • Tanya Maki,
  • ETV Case
  • Reco Spencer,
  • ETV Case
  • Find Michigan ETV Program
  • on

EVT Additional Information
  • Additional Material will be available
  • Education and Training Voucher (EVT) Fact Sheet
  • Resources Available to Youth Pursuing College

  • Youth In Transition
  • Ann Rossi, Coordinator
  • Department of Human Services
  • Health, Education and Youth Unit
  • Permanency Division

Youth In Transition (YIT)
  • Federal Funding called Chafee
  • Allocated to States who then allocate to
  • counties
  • Counties manage their own allocation

YIT Funding for
  • Education pre-college expenses
  • Vocational/Employment
  • Independent living Training
  • Mentoring Family Connection
  • Housing lifetime limit of 1,000 for first
    month rent security deposit
  • Start Up Goods lifetime limit of 1,000 for
    start up goods
  • Medical Health Needs
  • Parenting
  • Money Management
  • Memberships
  • Transportation

  • ACT/SAT preparation and testing
  • GED preparation and testing
  • Credit recovery/summer school
  • College applications
  • Tutoring
  • Books and supplies for specialized classes such
    as lab fees, special calculators, uniforms
  • Expenses for school sponsored educational field
  • Senior expenses
  • Prom dress or prom tuxedo rental for senior prom
    up to 100

  • 14 full-time Education Planners started in May
  • Education Planners will work with youth age 14
    and older to assist with improving outcomes of
    foster youth in Michigan

  • Assist youth with developing both short and
    long-term educational goals and assist with
    taking the steps to reach those goals
  • Provide technical assistance and training to
    workers, school personnel, foster parents, youth,
    and others for education
  • Act as a liaison between the education system and
    the foster care system

Covered Area
Wayne North Central - 2, South Central - 1, Western Wayne -1
Macomb Macomb
Oakland Oakland
Genesee Genesee
Kent Kent
Calhoun/Kalamazoo/Branch/Hillsdale Calhoun
Ingham/ Barry/Eaton Eaton
Jackson/Lenawee/Monroe/Livingston/Shiawassee Jackson
Isabella/Midland/Saginaw/Bay/Arenac Bay
Berrien/Cass/St. Joseph/VanBuren Cass
Muskegon/Ottawa/Allegan Muskegon
Dickinson/Delta/Menominee Delta
Mecosta Osceola Mecosta
Grand Traverse/Leelanau/ Grand Traverse
  • DHS-945 Verification of Court/State Ward Status
  • All youth with a foster care case closing after
    the 13th birthday should be provided with a
    completed DHS-945.
  • The DHS-945 MUST be completed by a DHS staff.
  • A youth can contact a DHS office to have one

Saving for College in Michigan Robin Lott,
Michigan Department of Treasury
Whats New?
  • 2012 MET Enrollment
  • To be announced
  • New MET Information System
  • New MET Mascot Name Whoodini
  • Donations of any dollar amount from individuals
    to the MET Charitable Tuition Program are tax
    deductible will go to provide scholarships for
    foster care students.

Whats New?
  • Direct-sold investment program
  • Low program management fee (35 basis points)
  • MESP Matching Grant Funds were not approved for
  • New Web application for I-Phones
  • Principal Plus Interest Option rate is now ___
    through 9/30/12

Whats New?
  • Advisor-sold investment program
  • Program management fee, broker fee, underlying
    mutual fund fees
  • Component of MESP, but primarily offered through
    Allianz Global Investors

Federal Initiatives
  • HR 529 was introduced February 2011
  • Extends the SAVERs tax credit to include savings
    in a 529 plan.
  • Allow employers to match employees 529 plan
    contributions up to 600 per year.
  • Allow computers and related equipment as a
    qualified expense.
  • Allow investment account rebalance up to four
    times per year.

Similarities and Differences
  • MET
  • Prepay tuition with three contract options
  • Purchase credit hours, in semester increments, at
    todays prices for future use
  • Best benefit at Michigan public institutions for
    tuition and mandatory fees
  • Refund amounts payable to in-state private or
    out-of-state institutions
  • Purchase for Michigan children no age limit
  • 15 years to use or refund
  • Forget about tuition increases, you are locked in
  • MESP
  • Investment savings account with seven investment
  • Use at any "eligible educational institution"
  • Save for all qualified higher education expenses
  • Open an investment savings account with as little
    as 25
  • One change in investment strategy every twelve
  • No age or time limit to use funds
  • Both are Section 529 qualified tuition programs
  • State income tax deductions
  • Earnings are tax exempt for qualified withdrawals
  • Low Cost, No Commissions
  • Transferable to immediate family members
  • Fund with after tax dollars
  • Contribute with payroll deduction, ACH or coupons
  • Can be used separately or together (235,000
  • Recognized as owners asset for financial aid
  • Rollovers accepted from other 529 programs

  • Three Types of Contracts
  • Full Benefits
  • Limited Benefits
  • Community College
  • Seven Investment Options
  • Age Based
  • Conservative option
  • Moderate option
  • Aggressive option
  • Principal Plus Interest
  • 100 Fixed Income
  • 100 Equity
  • Balanced
  • 15 Investment Options
  • Age Based
  • 2 Static Portfolios
  • 12 Individual Portfolios

Please Help Your Parents by
  • Adding a link to the MET and MESP web sites on
    your high schools web site
  • Encouraging parents to learn more about MET
  • Scheduling a presentation for parents
  • Inviting MET MESP to set up a booth at a school

For More Information
  • 800-MET-4-KID
  • (517) 335-4767
  • 877-861-MESP
  • 866-529-8818

Becky Powell EduCash Program Coordinator
EduGuide Publications
Cradle through College
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with tips and strategies to the help them stay on
the correct path, cradle through college. To
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EduGuide Coordinates
February 12, 2012
53 Increase in of FAFSAs Filed by March 10
from 2008-2011
Locations on Sunday, February 12
Adrian Siena Heights University Allegan Allegan
County Area Tech Education Center Alma Alma
College Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Eastern Michigan
University Auburn Hills/Pontiac Baker College of
Auburn Hills Battle Creek Kellogg Community
College Benton Harbor Lake Michigan College Boyne
City Boyne City High School Clinton
Township Macomb Intermed. Sch Dist Coldwater Baker
College of Coldwater Dearborn UM
Dearborn Detroit Allen Academy Detroit Focus
Hope Detroit Urban League Det S.E.
MI Escanaba Bay de Noc Community College Flint UM
Flint Fremont NCRESA Gaylord MTEC
Gaylord Grand Haven Loutit Dist. Library Grand
Rapids Grand Valley State University Hancock Finla
ndia University Harbor Springs Harbor Springs
High School Holland Davenport University
Locations on Sunday, February 12
  • Ironwood
  • Gogebic Community College
  • Jackson
  • Baker College of Jackson
  • Kalamazoo
  • Western Michigan University
  • Lansing
  • LCC- West Campus
  • Livonia
  • Madonna University
  • Monroe
  • Monroe County Community
  • College
  • Muskegon
  • Baker College of Muskegon
  • Owosso
  • Baker College of Owosso
  • Port Huron
  • St. Clair Community College
  • Saginaw - Bay City Midland
  • Delta College
  • Sault Ste Marie
  • Sault Area High School
  • Wayne
  • Project ACE Resource Center

Foster Youth Date Sunday, February 19, 2012
College Goal Sunday for a chance at more than
2500 in awards. 2. Go to and
send an invite to a friend For complete contest
rules, please visit
Resources on Michigan College Goal Sundays
Access Resources for Student Success!
  • Michigan College Goal Sunday flyers and
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  • College EduGuides
  • All College Goal Sunday material will be sent
    in January
  • To place orders, email

EduGuides Library is stocked with articles and
STEP BY STEP goals to help high school students
Lets continue to work together to make College
Goal Sunday an even bigger success in 2012.
Project EduCash
  • Vision
  • To increase the number of Free Application For
    Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms completed by
    the senior class this academic year.
  • Goal
  • We are investing ourselves to create a school
    community where all senior level students will
    complete the FAFSA as one step toward pursuing
    and realizing their potential and their dreams of
    higher education.
  • Objectives
  • Increase parent and student awareness of
    importance of completing the FAFSA.
  • Promote activities that give opportunity for help
    in completing the FAFSA.
  • Get as close as possible to 100 FAFSA completion
    by the senior class this academic year.

Educash History
  • EduGuide received a grant to fund the project.
  • Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) sent out
    the application to participate to Local College
    Access Networks (LCAN).
  • Each LCAN chose one high school in their service
    area to apply.
  • Ten high schools were chosen to participate with
    full support and resources from EduGuide.
  • The Ten High Schools are
  • Albion High School
  • Mancelona High School
  • Bay City High School
  • Grand Rapids Union High School
  • Belding High School
  • Vicksburg High School
  • Benton Harbor High School
  • St. Clair High School
  • Boyne City High School
  • Sturgis High School

Services Provided By EduGuide To The Ten
Participating EduCash Schools
  • Strategies for increasing the number of FAFSAs
  • EduGuides Online Mentoring Community platform
    will provide streamlined tools for program
    management, monitoring, volunteer matching and
  • Provide one-on-one guidance for the EduCash
    school leaders from Becky Powell. She will
    provide encouragement, support, materials,
    professional partners for presentations and
    mentoring and other needed guidance.

All High Schools May Use EduCash Strategies
  • EduCash strategies may be used at anytime by any
    high school. They are available online at
  • These strategies are for increasing the number of
    FAFSAs completed by each school.
  • Use with Seniors in their current academic year.
  • There are twenty five (25) suggested EduCash
    strategies listed.
  • Each strategy has step by step instructions on
    how/when to use the strategy and a list of
    resources for each strategy.

  • We want and need to complete as many FAFSAs as
    possible at your school. Please feel free to
    contact me if you have further questions
  • Becky Powell
  • EduCash Program Coordinator
  • Phone 517.374.4083
  • Home Office Phone 616.696.2365

The Michigan College Access Strategy
  • Lisa Sommer King, Assistant Director
  • Michigan College Access Network

The Context
  • U.S. is now the 12th most educated country in the
  • In the U.S., only 38 of working-age adults
    (25-64 year olds) hold at least a two-year
    degree. (2008 Census)
  • Michigan is the 33rd most educated state in the
  • In Michigan, only 35.6 of working-age adults
    (25-64 year olds) hold at least a two-year
    degree. (2008 Census)
  • 62 of Michigans jobs will require postsecondary
    education by 2018 (Georgetown University Center
    on Education and the Workforce)

State Perspective
The Motivation
  • In order to build and sustain a vibrant economy
    and strong communities we must ensure that
    everyone in Michigan has the opportunity to
    access and succeed in postsecondary education.

The Mission
  • Dramatically increase the college participation
    and completion rates in Michigan, particularly
    among low-income and/or first-generation students
    of all ages.

The Goal
  • Increase the proportion of
  • Michigan residents with
  • college degrees or
  • high-quality credentials to
  • 60 by the Year 2025.

How Michigan Stacks Up
  • CURRENT of Adults w/ Degrees 35.6
  • TREND Projected for 2025 43.4
  • GOAL for 2025 60
  • GAP 16.6
  • Additional Annual Increase Needed 6.3
  • Additional Number of Degrees Needed to Meet
    Workforce in 2025 1,322,257

  • College Everyone
  • College needs to be universal
  • College Postsecondary Education
  • Includes Bachelors Degrees, Associate Degrees,
    and other valuable credentials

Major Barriers
  • Social Capital
  • Academic Preparation
  • College Knowledge/Navigating Process
  • Affordability

The Structure
  • Lead Partners MDE College Access Outreach
  • Michigan College Access Network
  • Funding College Access Challenge Grant Program
  • USDE Grant)
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • Statewide Michigan College Access Portal
  • Initiatives KnowHow2GOMichigan
  • Partners Michigan Campus Compact
  • KCP Initiative/GEAR UP
  • National College Advising Corps (UM MSU)
  • Promise Zones
  • Achieving the Dream

MCANs Strategies
  • Coordination
  • Advocacy and Leadership
  • Professional Development
  • Local College Access Network Development
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Technical Assistance
  • Implement KnowHow2GOMichigan
  • Strengthen Partner Initiatives

LCAN Basic Assumptions
  • We know systematic change must be led from both
    at the community and state levels.
  • To improve college participation/completion rates
    requires combination of high-quality support
    services and coordinated infrastructure that
    connects the services together into a
    comprehensive system.
  • LCANs serve as the local infrastructure for
    college access.

Local College Access Networks
  • Community-based college access coordinating body
  • Supported by a team of community and education
    leaders representing K-12, higher ed, nonprofit
    sector, government, business, and philanthropy
  • Commit to building a college-going culture and
    dramatically increasing the college
    going/completion rates within their community
  • Coordinate programs, services, and resources that
    lower the barriers preventing students,
    particularly low-income and first-generation
    students, from pursuing college
  • Integrate MichiganCAP, KnowHow2GO, and other
    statewide college access initiatives the
    community level

Local College Access Networks
  • Auburn Hills Access Higher Education
  • Alpena CAN
  • Athens/Tekonsha/Union City CAN
  • Baldwin College Access Center
  • Barry County CAN
  • Battle Creek CAN
  • Bay Commitment CAN
  • Benton Harbor CAN
  • Brightmoor CAN
  • Char-Em College Access Alliance
  • Delta/Schoolcraft CAN
  • Downtown Detroit CAN
  • Eastern UP
  • Genesee County CAN
  • Gratiot-Isabella CAN
  • Greater Albion CAN
  • Hazel Park Promise
  • Highland Park CAN
  • Holland/Zeeland (Destination Education)

  • Jackson College Access Center
  • Kalamazoo Area CAN
  • Kent County CAN
  • Keweenaw CAN
  • Lansing CAN
  • Mancelona (Ironmen CAN)
  • Montcalm-Ionia CAN
  • Muskegon Opportunity
  • Newaygo County CAN
  • North End/Central CAN (Detroit)
  • Osborn CAN (Detroit)
  • Pontiac Promise
  • Project ACE (Western Wayne Co)
  • Springwells Village CAN (Detroit)
  • St. Clair County KnowHow2GO
  • Sturgis SUCCESS
  • Tri-Cities Area CAN (Grand Haven)
  • Washtenaw CAN

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  • National public awareness campaign sponsored by
    the Lumina Foundation, the Ad Council, the
    American Council on Education and other allies
  • Designed to encourage low-income and
    first-generation students in grades 8-10 and
    their families to take the necessary steps to
    prepare for postsecondary education
  • Media messages that inspire PSAs remind young
    people Youve Got What it Takes to get to
    college and direct students and their mentors to
    a website and other resources.
  • Ground networks that support Local College
    Access Networks implementing campaign

KnowHow2GO 4 Steps
  • Be a Pain
  • Social Capital
  • Push Yourself
  • Academic Preparation
  • Find the Right Fit
  • College Knowledge/Navigating Process
  • Put Your Hands on Some Cash
  • Affordability

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KnowHow2GO Interactive Website
  • Encourage your students to go to

  • Lisa Sommer King,
  • Assistant Director
  • Michigan College Access Network
  • 517-316-1713

Tom Freeland, Supervisor College Access and
College Access Outreach
  • Established and Funded Through Federal College
    Access Challenge Grant
  • CAO is the Grant Administrator
  • Initiative Aligns With the Departments Overall
    Career and College Readiness Goals, and the Goal
    of Increasing the Percentage of State Residents
    With a Postsecondary Credential

College Access Outreach
  • CAO Staff
  • PH (517) E-Mail
  • Tom Freeland 241-3537
  • Peggy LaFleur 373-8319
  • Guy Atkinson 373-4930
  • Patty Hill 373-6051
  • Lucy Sciotti 373-9598

College Access Outreach
  • College Access Challenge Grant
  • Goals
  • Use local strategies to improve access
  • Provide support for students and parents
  • Connect students and parents with the right
  • Promote a college-going culture
  • Develop strategies to increase success

College Access Outreach
  • CAO Programs and Initiatives
  • College Access Challenge Grant
  • Partner Michigan College Access Network
  • High School Counselor Workshop Webcast
  • College Goal Sunday
  • Publications / Web Site
  • College Fairs
  • Financial Literacy
  • KnowHow2GoMichigan
  • MichiganCAP

College Access Outreach
the Michigan College Access Portal
  • Statewide initiative
  • FREE to families and schools
  • Easy-to-use
  • Web-based

Assist Michigan students and families in the
process of planning, applying, and paying for
College Access Outreach
the Michigan College Access Portal
  • Counselors/Educators
  • Communicate college access information with
  • students and parents
  • Track and assist students with their EDP
  • Store information for the purpose of assisting
  • students and parents with college planning

College Access Outreach
the Michigan College Access Portal
  • Students
  • Organize information / Create Resume
  • Free test prep tutorials
  • Research MI colleges
  • Plan for your career
  • Track and submit college applications online
  • Research and apply for financial aid
  • Print EDP

College Access Outreach
  • MichiganCAP Information Training
  • Statewide Online Training
  • November 8, 9, 10, 15, 17
  • Register online
  • Local College Access Network
  • ISD
  • Local / Regional
  • Conferences
  • User Guide Informational Flyer Student
    Registration Power Point Presentation

Financial Aid Association
  • The Early Awareness/Multicultural Outreach
    Committees purpose is to increase awareness
    among all students and parents of the benefits of
    preparing both academically and financially for
    higher education. To do this, the committee
    conducts presentations and programs in schools
    throughout Michigan communities to help dispel
    myths and promote post-secondary education.
    Our presentations are informative, engaging and
  • Please contact the Committee Chairs to schedule a
    presentation for your students!
  • Valerie Culler Deric Williams II
  • 734-384-4139 734-763-2941
  • dbwii_at_umich.ed

Survey / Evaluation Form
  • Reminder to complete your Survey / Evaluation
  • Additional question
  • What web-based guidance tool does your school
    use? (Career Cruising MichiganCAP other)