Michigan College Access Network (MCAN)

College Cash Campaign

Michigan's FAFSA and Scholarship Completion Initiative

Governor Whitmer has challenged all Michigan high schools to set a bold FAFSA completion goal, select a FAFSA champion, and systematically track data on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completions. High schools accepting the challenge should sign up for the College Cash Campaign, which will provide the resources necessary to support high schools working to prioritize FAFSA completion. The goal of the College Cash Campaign is to increase Michigan’s FAFSA completion rate to 75%.

To support the Governor's FAFSA Challenge, the College Cash Campaign Affordability Tracker provides accessible data for schools to better understand their current FAFSA completion landscape and progress with the College Board Opportunity Scholarship (CBOS) steps. The FAFSA data displayed on the tracker is provided by MIStudentAid within the Michigan Department of Treasury. The CBOS data on the tracker is provided by the College Board.

Detroit Regional Chamber
Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP)
Michigan Department of Education (MDE)
Student Scholarships and Grants

Michigan Class of 2022 has completed 30,822 FAFSA Applications as of 12/23/2021*

The FAFSA completion rate is 27.4% compared to 28.6% at this same time last year.

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Learn more about the challenge, the College Cash Campaign, and the rewards!

College Cash Campaign

Implementation Resources

Free FAFSA Chatbot

College Advising Hotline

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School Comparison

Analyze the current FAFSA completion rates for all Michigan high schools participating in the College Cash Campaign.

Current FAFSA rates

Michigan Leaderboard

School Profile

View current FAFSA completion data for your school.