DCAN Update | September 29, 2021
Professional Development Events are Back!

Detroit STRIVES is a professional development opportunity with one hour for college access topics and one hour on FAFSA strategy and completion. You can partake in the portion that is most relevant to you! This will be hosted every 2nd Thursday of the Month. For more information, contact Daniel Valentine, at dvalentine@detroitcan.org.

Here are the 2021 Fall Agendas:

  • October 14th 10-12p
  • 10a: Michigan college bound initiatives, Leveraging seniors momentum
  • 11a: Financial Aid: FSA ID, New policies, and Tracking Strategies
  • November 18th 10-12p (Date changed due to Veterans Day)
  • 10a: Navigating college for first generation students
  • 11a: Financial Aid: Student data collection
  • December 9th 10-12p
  • 10a: Counselors Requirements/Systems for Admissions/Scholarships
  • 11a: Financial Aid: Developing strategies for the New Year
October Virtual Lunch & Learn: College Applications

Join us for the first Lunch & Learn of the Year! We will cover college applications,
college matching with the Detroit College Match tool, bridging the gap between schools and organizations, and supporting foster youth. The Lunch and Learn will be held on October 26th from 10-1:30 PM.

This professional development has been submitted for 2.75 SCECHs. Check back on our website at a later date for a confirmed agenda!
Update Your School and Organization Info

Please take a few minutes to update your contact information to ensure we have the most up to date information for your school or organization this academic year. We are changing a number of our communications this year and updating your contact information will guarantee you receive all relevant updates, resources and opportunities.
Complete the Agreement Today!
To aid counselors, Student Scholarships and Grant in the Office of Postsecondary planning provides access to the MiSSG data management system, which allows authorized users to review application statuses and eligibility for the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP), view FAFSA completion data, and monitor whether SAT records have linked Social Security number.

For users to have access to MiSSG for Academic Year 2021-22, the lead administrator must complete a Data Use Agreement (DUA) and email it to mistudentaid@michigan.gov.
Michigan College Access Network is partnering with Xello to host a new series of professional development webinars for K-12 educators in Michigan. Starting in October, there will be a free 8-part monthly webinar series that will focus on timely topics like how to address disrupted learning and how to use your limited time to best serve students applying for college.

You don't need to commit to the whole series; register for the topics that fit your interests and schedule. Earn SCECHs while learning how to use Xello to meet Michigan's Career Development Program requirements and help your students build their Educational Development Plans.
Action Required!
We're changing the format of our newsletter! Instead of general weekly updates, we will be adding periodic changes based on our various audiences. Here is how the schedule will go.

  • Info for students, parents, and families (Monthly)
  • Info for Professionals and Counselors (Weekly)
  • Info for Funders and Donors (Quarterly)
  • General Network Updates (Monthly)

You will need to re-subscribe to the new sign-up form or you will no longer receive communication from DCAN. You can add yourself to all the newsletter lists or just pick one that works for you. The new format will go into effect on October 1st. It should only take 30 seconds to fill out the form!
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