DCAN Update | March 2, 2022
Here to Support You with all things FAFSA!
Dear College Access Champion,

This week, we are reporting out on our work surrounding the FAFSA.The Detroit Drives FAFSA page on our website allows you to access our FAFSA toolkit, request support, and stay up-to-date on FAFSA completion rates.

We look forward to continuing this important work with you and are here to support you and your students.
Data Updates
These numbers only reflect students currently in MISSG/Fed Application completion which does not account for all enrolled seniors.

*The MissG site is also experiencing some data issues. This number reflects the last update that MissG was running correctly.
Top Schools with Highest FAFSA Completion Rate (50% or better)
  • Cass Technical High School
  • Detroit Cristo Rey High School
  • Detroit Edison Public School Academy
  • Frontier International Academy 
  • Renaissance High School
  • Southeastern High School 
  • University of Detroit Jesuit Academy
Tracking students' FAFSA completion has been challenging through the pandemic. Because of limitations in both state (MISSG) and federal data systems, numbers are not completely representative of the senior population. 

MISSG, the state site, must have manually uploaded senior rosters in order to keep track of students' FAFSA completion. Although Detroit counselors have been working hard to get their rosters updated, MISSG numbers are still off.

How to Update Your Roster
  1. Create a spreadsheet with all of your students with the following columns: First name, last name, birthdate, graduation year, enrolled/not enrolled (if all students are enrolled every student should have enrolled in their line item.
  2. Name the file AND subject of email: School Name, CEEB High School Code, Student Roster Update
  3. Email to: [email protected] and cc: Daniel Valentine [email protected]
Data Use Agreement
This agreement is permission so show "you" as the professional, student by student, FAFSA completion. In order to get access to this data, your school's principal must submit a Data Use Agreement annually which list who can have access from your school to student level data. This document can be filled out by support staff but MUST come from the principals email. This is NOT asking your for access to data, rather permission to share their data with you.
DCAN's FAFSA toolkit provides resources for counselors and professionals supporting students and families in the application process.

Inside you'll find resource guides, infographics, checklists, and other helpful info.
General Inquiries 
If you need help with current metrics, updating rosters, and more, please email Daniel Valentine at [email protected] or Schedule Meeting!

FAFSA Completion Strategy
If you need support with how to improve your FAFSA outcomes, email Onjila Odeneal at [email protected] or Schedule Meeting!
We are seeking college access professionals who have experience working directly with students and supporting them through the college transition process to aid in increasing postsecondary enrollment and matriculation.

Important Info
  • Support the class of 2022 with completing steps to enrollment and/or starting postsecondary planning.
  • Selected applicants will receive a $5,000 stipend over the duration of the summer
  • Application Deadline: Monday, March 14, 2022

Contact Ashley Lane at [email protected] (Detroit) or Stephanie Iovan at [email protected] (Macomb, Wayne, Or Oakland) with any questions you may have.
CONNECT: Detroit College Access Network