MI College Goal Helps Students and their Families File for Financial Aid


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Contact:  Martin Ackley, Director of Public and Governmental Affairs, (517) 241-4395

    Bill DiSessa, Spokesperson, (517) 335-6649

College Goal Sunday Helps Students,

Families File for Financial Aid


February 4, 2014

LANSING – Hundreds of Michigan College Goal volunteers will fan out to more than 30 locations statewide Feb. 9, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. to help college-bound students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.


"For many students and their families, college seems like an unachievable and unaffordable dream," said State Superintendent Mike Flanagan. “Michigan College Goal locations have experts who can help families complete these complex applications and maximize awards for students wanting to go to college.”


Michigan College Goal is a collaboration of the Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Guaranty Agency, Michigan Student Financial Aid Association and EduGuide. Additional support for MI College Goal was provided by USA Funds, C.S. Mott Foundation and DTE Energy Foundation.


The program’s mission is to increase the number of students who continue education beyond high school and earn post-secondary degrees. The FAFSA is required of any student seeking financial aid including grants, loans and many scholarships from public or private institutions.


"It is critical that high school seniors and their parents are aware of these Michigan College Goal events," said Bryan Taylor, President of EduGuide. "Students must complete and file a FAFSA in order to secure financial aid and should file by the March 1st priority date to ensure eligibility for federal and state programs."


Statistics show that students who submit FAFSA forms are more likely to go on to college.


During Michigan College Goal, financial aid experts will be available, at no charge, to guide students and their families through each step of completing and filing the FAFSA. Students under 23 are encouraged to attend with a parent or guardian. Parents and students should bring their completed 2013 Federal tax return (1040) if possible, or their W-2 and 1099 forms. It typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete the form.

For a full list of Feb. 9, 2014, Michigan College Goal locations and more information, visit www.micollegegoal.org.

Last year, more than 1,000 students received assistance at Michigan College Goal events.


The program helped Michigan become first in the nation during the last decade to increase the percentage of low-income students seeking financial aid. To celebrate this achievement, students may compete for a $1,000 scholarship, an iPad mini and other awards at this year’s events.




Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center

2891 116th Ave

Allegan, MI  49010

Website: www.alleganaesa.org



G Tech

327 East Center St

Alma, MI  48801


 Auburn Hills - Pontiac

Baker College of Auburn Hills

1500 University Dr

Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Website: www.baker.edu


Benton Harbor

Richard J Pappas Student Services Center

Lake Michigan College

2755 E Napier Ave

Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Note: Enter through the main entrance by the flag poles

Website: www.lakemichigancollege.edu


Boyne City

Boyne City High School

1035 Boyne Ave

Boyne City, MI 49712

Website: www.boyne.k12.mi.us 



Learning Center

Baker College of Cadillac

9600 E 13th St

Cadillac, MI 49601

Website: www.baker.edu 


Clinton Township

Macomb Intermediate School District

44001 Garfield Rd

Clinton Township, MI 48038

Note: Use parking lot on South end of building

Website: www.misd.net




Center for Advanced Technologies


1400 Oakman Blvd

Detroit, MI  48238

Website: www.focushope.edu



Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan

15770 James Couzens

Detroit, MI  48238

Website: www.detroiturbanleague.org




Allen Academy

8666 Quincy

Detroit, MI  48204



Student Services Center

Bay de Noc Community College

908 Joseph Herman University Center (JHUC)

Escanaba, MI 49829

Website: www.baycollege.edu



Murchie Science Bldg, Rm 109, Computer Lab

University of Michigan – Flint

303 E Kearsley St

Flint, MI  48502

Website:  www.umflint.edu



Mott Community College

RTC Bldg Room 1301, 2113, & 2115

1401 E. Court St.

Flint, MI  48503





WE CAN! Newaygo County

Newaygo County RESA

4747 West 48th Street

Fremont, MI  49412



 Grand Haven

Grand Haven High School

17001 Ferris St

Grand Haven, MI 49417

Website: www.micollegeaccess.org


 Grand Rapids

Devos Center, Building A

Grand Valley State University

401 Fulton St

Grand Rapids, MI  49504

Website: www.gvsu.edu



Maki Library

Finlandia University

200 Michigan St

Hancock, MI 49930

Website: www.finlandia.edu


Harbor Springs

Harbor Spring High School

327 E Bluff Dr

Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Website: www.harborps.org



Davenport University - Holland

643 Waverly Rd

Holland, MI  49423

Website: www.davenport.edu



B109, B111 & B113

Jacob Solin Center

Gogebic Community College

E4946 Jackson Rd

Ironwood, MI  49938

Website: www.gogebic.edu



Jackson Community College - North Campus

 3000 Blake Rd

Jackson, MI 49201

Website: www.jccmi.edu



Schneider Hall-Business Court

Western Michigan University

1903 W. Michigan Ave

Kalamazoo, MI  49008

Website: www.wmich.edu



West Campus

Lansing Community College

5708 Cornerstone Dr

Lansing, MI  48917

Website: www.lcc.edu



Madonna University

36600 Schoolcraft Rd

Livonia, MI 48150

Website: www.madonna.edu



YMCA of Marquette County

1420 Fair Ave

Marquette, MI 49855

Website: www.ymcamqt.org



Monroe County Community College

1555 S Raisinville Rd

Monroe, MI 48161

Website: www.monroeccc.edu



Montcalm Community College

2800 College Dr

Sidney, MI 48885

Website: www.montcalm.edu




Muskegon Community College

221 Quarterline Rd.

Muskegon, MI 49442

Website: www.muskegoncc.edu



Port Huron

Citizens First M-TEC Building

Saint Clair Community College

323 Erie St

Port Huron, MI  48061

Note:  M-TEC is located at the intersection of Glenwood and Stone

Website: www.sc4.edu


Saginaw/Bay City/Midland

Main Campus Library

Delta College

1961 Delta Rd

University Center, MI  48710

Website: www.delta.edu


Sault Ste Marie

Sault Area High School

904 Marquette Ave

Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

Website: www.sault.eup.k12.mi.us


Southwestern Michigan College

58900 Cherry Grove Rd.

Dowagiac, MI  49047

Website: www.swmich.edu



Metro Place Mall - Ste 3693

Project ACE

35425 W Michigan Ave

Wayne, MI 48184

Website: www.projectacecenter.org




MI College Goal Partners and Supporters


Program Leader



Michigan Department of Treasury

Michigan Student Financial Aid Association

USA Funds

Michigan Guaranty Agency

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth

Michigan Council on Economic Education

Michigan School Counselor Association

Michigan Association of School Administrators

Presidents Council - State Universities of Michigan

Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals

GEAR UP! Michigan

Association of Michigan School Counselors

Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools

Michigan Association of PUblic School Academies

Michigan PTSA