Seniors, you continue to out-do yourselves! For the second week in a row, the Class of 2020 holds the lead on having the most engagement (opening the newsletter, clicking on the resources, and completing action items)! Please be sure to stay up to date on all the important updates included in these newsletters, and let’s see if the Class of 2020 can maintain their lead this week!

Other exciting things are happening with the Next Level Scholars Class of 2020: Senior Yard Signs are being delivered, Post-Secondary Decisions are being announced, and celebrations continue. Be sure to send us your photos and videos! If you have not made your post-secondary decision, please complete this survey by Friday, May 8 or reach out to Erin Vogel as soon as possible!

Additionally, next week DFS is taking 10th and 11th grade students on a virtual campus visit to Wayne State University with some exciting features.

If you are planning to attend WSU or are still considering it as an option, we strongly recommend that you sign up here .

Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
(734) 983-8505
  • NEW: College Advising Hotline
  • ICYMI: Decision Day 2020
  • Resource Spotlight: MSU Extension - Adulting 101 Series
  • Featured Resources
Students across the state of Michigan looking for assistance in navigating their college plans can now call a free hotline for access to near-peer college advisers!
Celebrations for Decision Day 2020 will continue throughout the next weeks. Many schools are hosting live events this week. Click  here  to view the schedule and put them on your calendar. Don't see your post-secondary institution listed? Click  here  to let us know and we can help connect you with someone at the institution.

Quick Links for Top-Attended Post-Secondary Institutions:

Please check the full schedule or your institution's website for more details, including passwords for webinars.
MSU Extension is partnering with Mid-Michigan Community College to bring to you a free virtual series of "Adulting 101." This series includes topics on applying for student loans, budgeting, college expectations, and wellness resources.


  • Thursday May 7, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Develop a Spending Plan: Learn about budgeting and track your money.

  • Tuesday May 12, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Student Loans

  • Thursday May 14, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Credit vs Debit: Explore the basics to keep your finances in order.

You can register for any of the individual sessions by clicking here and here .

You can find more student webinar opportunities by checking out this calendar we created. DFS will continue to update it as we become aware of more opportunities.

  • Click here to review our list of college success resources.

  • Check out this list of updates to deposit deadlines and other post-secondary changes at institutions.

  • If you or your family are in need of any resources, please reach out to us at any time or explore this list of COVID-19 Resources.