In the Prep stage of BOLD, high school students approaching graduation take the actions needed to transition into post-high school education. Students will also learn how to become financially secure as they enter adulthood.

With help from the Capital Area College Access Network, students will learn how to:

  • save for college
  • prepare for the SAT
  • complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • complete college applications
  • apply for scholarships and financial aid
  • explore career opportunities
  • decide which college to attend
  • and more

Capital Area College Access Network

Education after high school is for everyone, and now, more than ever, getting a degree is necessary to succeed in our world. High school diplomas just aren’t cutting it anymore; you’ll need at least a certification, two year degree, or four year degree to be able to live a comfortable life.

The Capital Area College Access Network (CAPCAN) prepares you for post-high school education and gets you on track to a productive, meaningful career.

What CAPCAN does

Confused by college applications? Not sure how to apply for financial aid? Want to learn more about scholarships? CAPCAN is your resource for completing all the tricky, boring stuff so you can get on your way to the exciting part: attending college and benefiting from all the opportunities that follow.

CAPCAN employs a team of college advisors in every Lansing School District high school to prepare and guide students through the college-going process. They work seamlessly with high school guidance counselors to make sure students smoothly transition between high school and college.

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Lansing Promise Scholarship

College is for everyone and the Lansing Promise Scholarship makes it easier for Lansing students and their families. This program offers college tuition assistance for students that attend and graduate high school in Lansing. If eligible, students receive scholarship money for course credits at Michigan State University, Lansing Community College, or Olivet College.

To learn more about Lansing Promise, head to the Plan page.

Financial Empowerment Center

The Financial Empowerment Center helps you secure your finances and save money for post-high school education.

We provide free 1-on-1 financial counseling in order to help residents identify their goals and create an action plan that accomplishes them.

Schedule a free 1-on-1 appointment with a financial advisor ↗︎

To learn more about what the Financial Empowerment Center can do for you, head to the Manage page.