DCAN Update | June 14, 2021
Class of 2021
Dear College Access Champion,

It goes without saying that the past two academic years have been especially challenging for all of us in education (and in life in general!). Through it all, you have continued to provide support to students and have achieved amazing things this year.

We are proud of the work you've put in and we thank you for your dedication to your students. As we head into summer break, we wanted to update you on citywide FAFSA efforts and provide you with resources for supporting the Class of 2022 in the FAFSA process.

The DCAN Team
A look into the data
Special Population Communities Completion Rates
College Bound Fellows Cohort II
MISSG: 39.78%
Federal: 36.81%

College Bound Fellows Cohort 1
MISSG: 56.10%
Federal: 45.32%

FAFSA Strategy Group
MISSG: 33.61%
Federal: 28.21%
The following schools that have met/exceeded their completion rate from last year or have exceeded 75% completion this year:

  • Cass Technical High School
  • Cody High School
  • Detroit Cristo Rey High School
  • Detroit Edison Public School Academy
  • Detroit Leadership Academy
  • Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men
  • Frontier International Academy
  • Jalen Rose Leadership Academy
  • Southeastern High School
  • Renaissance High School
  • Universal Academy
  • University of Detroit Jesuit Academy
  • University Prep Academy High School
  • University Prep Science and Math High School
  • Western International
1-on-1 FAFSA Support

DCAN will continue to offer 1-on-1 FAFSA support to students and families this summer. If your students need assistance completing the application or have questions about the FAFSA, be sure to send them the request form.
If your seniors haven't completed the FAFSA yet, share this checklist so they know what they'll need to get it done!
If students have completed the FAFSA and aren't sure what comes next, share this graphic that explains what to expect.
Don't forget that DCAN has compiled a FAFSA toolkit with even more tips, resources, and information about the FAFSA! You'll find helpful tools to support students through every step of the FAFSA process.
It's never too early to get your rising seniors ready to complete the FAFSA this fall! Class of 2022 can prepare for the October release of the 2022-2023 FAFSA by creating an FSA ID. Students and one parent must create their FSA IDs before they begin the FAFSA process.
Be sure to explain to the Class of 2022 what the FAFSA is and why it's important to complete it as soon as it becomes available. The earlier students are exposed to the process, the better!
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