Michigan College Month

  • October is Michigan College Month & Financial Aid Kick-Off

    Michigan College Month is a part of a national initiative with the goal of providing every graduating high school senior the opportunity to apply to college and for financial aid. 

    For more info visit: https://micollegeaccess.org/initiatives/cbmi/college-month

    During the month of October, the following activities will occur at every DPSCD high school:

    • Seniors will complete at least one college/post-secondary program application
    • Seniors will register for their FAFSA Pin.
    • Seniors will apply for the Detroit Promise Scholarship
    • Informational sessions with college admissions reps
    • College Visits
    • Financial Aid Nights (information sessions for students & parents) 
    • Financial Aid Workshops (opportunities for parents to complete their FAFSA)
    • School-wide college awareness activities

    The High School Transformation team will host a district-wide Financial Aid & Detroit Promise Scholarship Information session for seniors and their parents on Tuesday, October 5 at 6:00 pm via Teams (https://bit.ly/DPSCDFAFSA).  Please note:  the priority deadline for FAFSA completion is May 1, 2022.  This is also the target deadline for our district.

    The Detroit Virtual College Fair will take place on Friday, October 8, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm via the NOVAA virtual platform.  All DPSCD seniors will be invited to attend.  More information, including registration details, will be provided. 

    We are happy to announce that DPSCD has partnered with the Common Black College Application to offer a fee waiver for seniors to complete the application free of charge!  By completing this 1 application, seniors can apply to 65 HBCUs! Students should see their counselor or CTA for more information.

    Virtual HBCU Night - October 28, 2021 - 5:30 pm.  The following link can be used to join the session:  https://bit.ly/DPSCD-HBCU

    To kick-off Michigan College Month, all DPSCD central office and school-based staff are asked to wear their college gear (t-shirts, hats, etc.) on Friday, October 1, 2021.  During school-wide morning meetings and classroom guidance lessons, counselors/CTAs will be asked to engage students in conversations around the topics “What is college?” (K-5), “College Options” (6-8), & “College Planning” (9-12) throughout the month.