Resources to help you navigate college and career during the pandemic
As with everything else in life right now, college and career awareness, exploration, planning, and access are being drastically impacted by challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch this page for resources and updates for staying on track during these times.
MCAN's College COVID Response Guide
The Michigan College Access Network maintains an up-to-date college guide, with the intent to keep high school counselors and college advisers informed of Michigan colleges' status so they can best guide students. Included in the guide for each college: standardized test requirements (fall 2021); standardized test requirements for scholarships; application fees; essay requirements; where to apply; and campus tours format(s).
Futures for Frontliners Scholarship Program
Do you know of a high school graduate that was a front-line worker for at least 11 of 14 weeks between April 1 - June 30? If so, they are eligible for scholarship money through the community college. Click here for more information.
Contact Jo Cassar at St. Clair County Community College if you have any questions about the Futures for Frontliners Scholarship Program. Jo may be reached at 810.989.5539 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Class of 2020: TIP Application Deadline Extended
Class of 2020! The deadline to complete the Tuition Incentive Program(TIP) application has been EXTENDED until August 31, 2021. If you believe you might be eligible for the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) and still haven't given us a call, please do so. Those who are eligible and do not complete their application by August 31, 2021, will forfeit their eligibility. Call the offices of MI Financial Aid 1-888-447-2687 today to complete your application!
Class of 2020: Stay on Track for College with the College Board
For recently graduated seniors, the College Board is your go-to for continued planning and preparation for college, and provides tips and resources for navigating this unique time - all from the comfort of your own home. The website is kept up-to-date with the latest information you need to know.
COVID-19 Question on 2020-2021 Common App
The Common Application will have a COVID-19 question this year, providing you the opportunity to express the way(s) you have been impacted by the events and to allow your counselor to provide information that it might help for colleges to know. Read the question and learn more at from the Common App website.
FAFSA Tip: Add SC4 as one of your schools
As we approach the opening of the 2021 FAFSA on October 1, be sure to include SC4 as one of the schools that receives data from the aid form. Many students, especially this fall, have made last-minute decisions to attend SC4, and having the FAFSA information already sent to the college makes the financial aid process much quicker and easier in those cases.
Talk to Someone
St. Clair County RESA and the Blue Water College Access Network have you covered! Contact our Career and College Consultant to get one-on-one support for understanding your options, including how to pay for college: