Oceana College Access Network Receives Michigan Rural Council Grant

POSTED ON: February 13, 2019
Oceana College Access Network (Oceana CAN!) is proud to partner with the Michigan Rural Council to provide students and families the encouragement, support, and resources necessary for them to make informed choices about post-secondary education.  The Michigan Rural Council awarded $800 to Oceana CAN! to develop and translate materials on financial readiness and college and ... READ MORE

Paying for Education after High School

POSTED ON: December 7, 2018
There’s no doubt about it, college can be costly, whether it’s completing a certificate program, skilled trades training, or a degree at a community college or university. However, there are distinct steps that can and need to be taken in order to access maximum amounts of Ca$h for College! Financial aid makes college affordable by ... READ MORE

Sticker Shocked about Education Cost After High School? This CAN Help.

POSTED ON: September 20, 2018
As the thoughts of students and parents turn toward the beginning of the new school year, many are pondering how to pay for education and training after high school. Two thirds of jobs in the current and future economy will require specialized education after graduation. Most high school graduates will need professional certification for jobs ... READ MORE

2018 College Decision Day

POSTED ON: June 20, 2018
College Decision Day is Michigan College Access Networks (MCAN)’s statewide initiative to recognize high school seniors for their post-secondary education plans and encourage younger students and families to prepare early for post-secondary education. In the first week of May, district high schools celebrated their students success and their commitment to continuing their education.  County wide, ... READ MORE

Job Shadowing Experiences for Oceana Students

POSTED ON: December 15, 2017
Students in the Workplace Another successful Students in the Workplace series finished up in October.  Participating businesses included Shelby State Bank, Valley City Metals, Pixel Grafix, and Lakeside Rehab.  25 juniors toured the businesses, spoke with employees one on one and learned about career and educational pathways.  Students replied that their favorite parts were “getting ... READ MORE

What’s next for Oceana seniors?

POSTED ON: June 8, 2017
As if graduation from high school didn’t provide enough to celebrate, looking ahead at the plans area high school seniors have for the next steps of their education brings even more excitement. Over 80 percent of Oceana County seniors from Pentwater, Shelby, Hart and Walkerville have declared that they are going to college. Click through ... READ MORE

Cash 4 College

POSTED ON: November 3, 2016
Paying for college may seem overwhelming, however there are opportunities for funding that you may not be aware of and local people who can help navigate the path to college. Whether you are a high school senior, current college student, or adult wanting to enhance your career, don’t let the potential cost of college stop ... READ MORE

Kresge Challenge grant will help support college & career readiness

POSTED ON: November 3, 2016
The highly-respected Kresge Foundation — a private, national charitable foundation —is looking to challenge Oceana individuals, couples, families, organizations and businesses to step up to help our youth be better prepared for their futures.  Kresge will match contributions to the Oceana CAN! (College Access Network) up to $25,000 between now and the end of the ... READ MORE

College Application Week

POSTED ON: October 10, 2016
College Application Week at all four Oceana County high schools is set for Oct. 10-14. During this week area seniors will have support from local college admissions representatives, counselors and college advisors to help work through the application process for the colleges/training programs of their choice. Read more at the Oceana Herald Journal.... READ MORE

What Is "College"?

College is all post-secondary education including certificate programs, trade schools, community colleges and 4 year colleges and universities. Learn More