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JOIN MCAN for this FREE training on College Affordability!

We still have open seats for both sites– the Ann Arbor (Nov 29) session and the Grand Rapids (Nov 6) session.  See below for details on the content as well as the link to register.  The sessions will run from 8:30-3:30.  The Grand Rapids session will also include an optional campus tour of Aquinas College from 3:30-4:30.  We have been approved to provide 6-7 SCECHs that meet the new requirements in the College Preparation and Selection bucket.

Check out the details below for additional information and then reach out to us with any unanswered questions you may have!


MCAN is excited to be hosting a FREE professional development opportunity with national college affordability training experts, uAspire.  Whether you have attended their sessions before or have missed, out check out the details below regarding the new training program we are offering this year.  MCAN has applied SCECHs for this program, if approved, the 6-7 hours will count toward your new college preparation and selection professional development credits. 

Whether you think you know all you can about the FAFSA or are a beginner learning to hone your skills, this is a great look under the hood of the most frequently used financial aid form. This training will walk you through the online form, give you opportunities to practice more complex scenarios, and highlight the potential pitfalls all students and practitioners should be aware of. No matter your experience, you will learn something new! Key highlights include: best practices for working with special student populations; dependency/independency and parental requirements; and the intersection of specific tax form lines and FAFSA questions.

College financial aid award letters are inconsistent and confusing. Learn how to make sense of these critical documents and effectively compare aid packages in order to help students to make an informed college choice! Practitioners in this training will understand the critical importance of financial aid award letters and learn how to analyze, decipher and compare them effectively. Using the uAspire Award Letter Analyzer, practitioners will be able to assist students and families in understanding the financial implications of each college option before them. This training will allow for hands on practice with real award letters and student case studies.

Join us for this session in one of two regional locations on November 6 in Grand Rapids or November 29 in Ann Arbor! A limited number of seats are available during each session.  Click below to register, secure your seat, and select your date/location.

If you have any questions about the training, please contact Domonique Clemons, Strategy Assistant at 517-316-1713 or domonique@micollegeaccessorg.

 Attendees who cancel less than two (2) weeks prior to the training date will be charged the cost of their slot ($100).