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Affording College

Put that post-secondary education within financial reach. Find tips and advice for students and parents on affording college – from FAFSA to scholarships to other funding options – around metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and elsewhere in southeast Michigan.

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Scholarships for High School Students in Michigan

Looking for some free money to help pay for your child's college education? Here's a list of great scholarships for high school students in Michigan.
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How to Avoid the Scholarship Scams

There are people out there looking to take advantage of students searching for financial aid. Learn to manage your search and avoid scholarship scams.

Affording College Checklist for Students and Parents

The expenses can be big, but they're manageable with some planning and knowing your options. Explore this affording college checklist to get your bearings.
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Put MET Prepaid College Tuition on Your Holiday Shopping List

There's no better (or more flexible) gift than support for college tuition. Learn how Bill and Betty Sturley of Southeast Michigan helped their own kids and grandkids with the gift of education.
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10 Reasons to Save with MESP

Want to know all the great reasons why you should choose the Michigan Education Savings Program? This quick list will give you the key benefits at a glance.
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Getting Financial Aid for College with FAFSA

Learn the why students need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, how to apply for FAFSA and why your role matters.
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Plan Early and Include Family to Reduce Student Loan Debt for Your Child

Discover why opening a Michigan 529 when your child is young can help reduce debt in the long run.
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Saving for College During the Pandemic

Attending college might look different moving forward, but the way students prepare to save for tuition is still just as important as ever.
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Entire Detroit Volleyball Team Scores College Scholarships

All nine of the 2020 high school graduates on Club Xtreme Volleyball Team have secured athletic scholarships thanks to nonprofit organization, New Level.

Wayne State Says Yes to No Tuition Increase

In order to ease the financial worry of students after COVID-19, Wayne State University's Board of Governors unanimously approved a 0% tuition increase.
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New Program Makes College Tuition Free in Grand Rapids

The city is a Michigan Promise Zone, which makes college tuition free in Grand Rapids. Find out what you need to know about this program and if your kids qualify.
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Few Parents Talk to their Kids About Student Loan Management, Study Says

As little as 9% of parents report they talk to their kids about student loans, here's why this is a problem – and how to better prepare your college student.