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on Detroit College Day

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on College Application Month

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on Score Your Four

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on College Decision Day

The process of getting into college should be made easy and simple. The goal is to walk you through each step to make sure you get an acceptance letter.

Detroit College Day:

If you are a junior or senior looking into colleges, you’re going to want to attend Detroit College Day. This event is hosted by MSU College Advising Corps (MSUCAC), AdviseMI College Advising Program, United Way for Southeastern Michigan, and Detroit College Access Network (DCAN). The purpose of Detroit College Day is to inform and excite high school juniors and seniors about the college planning process. The event will include a college fair, college knowledge workshops, and panel discussions. For information regarding Detroit College Day, click here to learn more about the agenda.

College Application Month:

Detroit celebrates college application season by Celebrating #WhyApply Day on Friday, September 21st and hosting Michigan College Application Month during October. The goal is to support students applying to college and make their journey smooth. Is your school participating in College Application Month? Check here.

Here are some additional resources to help you gather information about colleges:

College Navigator

College Navigator is an interactive website that provides detailed information about different institutions including programs, majors, and admissions.

College Scorecard

College Scorecard makes it easier to search for a college that is just right for you. It includes valuable information about costs, graduation rates and loans, all in an easy-to-read format. It allows you to compare colleges and choose the one that suits you.

Big Future

 

Another website that allows you to search for colleges based on location, major, and more.

College Raptor

 

College Raptor also helps you find colleges that matches your criteria. Discover colleges that can offer you the best financial aid and simplify the

college search process – for FREE.

 

Score Your Four:

 

The Detroit College Access Network and EnACT Your Future, Inc. have partnered together to offer you Score Your Four. This program is designed to help students on the cusp of the Detroit Promise Scholarship obtain full tuition for 18 Michigan public colleges and universities. To be eligible,

you need: 2.8-3.0 GPA and scored a 960-1050 on the SAT or a 940-1010 on the PSAT.

 

You can save an average of $40,000 in college tuition over four years!

 

The Score Your Four SAT Prep Program is specially designed for students who meet all of the eligibility requirements. Those requirements are:

  • Be a junior or senior in high school

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8-3.0

  • SAT score of 960 to 1050 or PSAT of 940-1010

  • Lived in Detroit for all four year of high school

  • Attended a high school in Detroit for all four years

  • Submit an online application and an official copy of SAT/PSAT scores

 

Summer 2019 Class Info

  • Date: July 16th- August 27th 2019

  • Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1-4 P.M.

  • Location: TBD

  • Parent Orientation: Monday, July 15th, 7-8:15 P.M.

  • Tuition: $50 (Save $150)

  • Application Deadline: June 7, 2019

  • First come, first serve basis

  • Contact information: rachel@detroitcan.org or call 313-600-3418 EXT 3418

 

College Decision Day:

College Decision Day is inspired by the NCAA’s National Signing Day to reinforce excellence in the classroom is just as important as being a star athlete. The goal of College Decision Day is to recognize ALL high school seniors for their postsecondary educational plans and encourage younger students to start preparing. College Decision Day is held annually on or around May 1st.

 

Why host College Decision Day?

  • To recognize all students for their postsecondary plans

  • To encourage and remind students it’s time to make a decision

  • To support the best match and fit for each student

  • To influence younger students to start preparing

  • To support a college-going culture and end with a celebration

 

Please review the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) website for additional resources to support you with hosting College Decision Day in your school.

Start Your Journey: 

For Parents

Helping your student choose the right college is an important process. We understand the hurdles you may face when it comes to financial aid and assisting your student in choosing the right plan. Our goal is to help you so you know your student is making the right decision.

 

Detroit Drives FAFSA:

 

The cost of college can be troubling when students are considering their options after high school. FAFSA is the only way for students to unlock their access to federal loans and grants, statewide scholarships and grants, and often institutional and community based scholarships and grants.

In the spring of 2013, a group of cross-sector organizations came together in an effort to increase FAFSA completion rates in Detroit. The group was known as the “College Ready” team. The College Ready table group of Detroit college-access stakeholders launched and implemented a FAFSA completion campaign that successfully increased citywide FAFSA application rates to 73% from the 54% baseline.

 

Here are some additional resources to help you with college finances:

 

Studentaid.gov

 

This websites allows you to navigate the financial aid process and make informed decisions about paying for college. It offers straightforward and easy-to-read information about planning and paying for college. The site also combines content and interactive tools from several Department of Education websites.

 

Net Price Calculator Center

 

Net Price Calculator Center offers a free tool that allows families to find out the net price of any given college after subtracting any scholarships or grants the student may receive.

 

Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

 

This site provides an easy way to make clear comparisons among financial aid offers from different schools.

 

MI Student Aid

 

Find information on the Michigan Competitive Scholarship Fact Sheet, the Tuition Incentive Program Fact Sheet and Affording College in Michigan.

College Bound Grants:

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Application Release:

Deadline:

Application Notification: Successful applicants will be notified by

Click here to apply and learn more.

Start Your Journey: 

For Students

Contact Us

1 Woodward Ave, Suite 1900, Detroit, MI 48226

info@detroitcan.org  |  Tel: 313-600-1827

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