College Application Week
College Application Week is a national initiative with the goal to provide every graduating high school senior the opportunity to apply to college. Special focus is placed on assisting students who would be the first in their families to attend college and students who may not have otherwise seriously considered applying to college. College Application Week can open the door for students by encouraging them to take a significant step toward college in their senior year.
Why one week dedicated to completing college applications? The application process can be daunting, even for students surrounded by a support system of caring adults, and often students cannot afford the application fee. Schools hosting College Application Week will spend the weeks leading up to CAW helping students identify the right institutional fit, drafting essays, and securing all information needed to complete their applications. Schools help break down the application process for students and the week provides dedicated time to ensure all students successfully submit at least one application.
For further details go to the Michigan College Access Network page
College Goal Sunday and FAFSA Completion Events
MI College Goal (formerly College Goal Sunday) began in Michigan in 2004 in cooperation with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and the Lumina Foundation for Education. Since its inception, thousands of students in Michigan have received help in completing their FAFSA financial aid form on time – FOR FREE.
If you are a student or a parent, you need information on how to obtain financial aid for college. At MI College Goal event you can:
- Get free on-site professional assistance filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
- Talk to financial aid professionals about financial aid resources and how to apply.
- Get information regarding statewide student services, admission requirements, and more!
For more information regarding the history of MI College Goal or to find a location in another state, please visit the national website at www.collegegoalsundayusa.org.
There are currently two local FAFSA completion events scheduled:
- College Goal Sunday - February 9th, 2014 from 2 - 4 PM in the Maki Library on Finlandia University's campus
- FAFSA Completion Event - January 19th, 2014 from 6 - 8 PM in the Baraga High School library
Touch the Future
8th Grade students from Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw counties College and Career exploration opportunity. KeweenawCAN! has taken part in the event for the past two years to continue the 20th plus years of existence to better prepare 8th grade students for the rigors of education and career.