Blue Water College Access Network

St. Clair County's College Resource | November 2020

College Knowledge for EVERYONE

Welcome to your resource for planning, preparing, and going to college after high school. Blue Water College Access Network is here to provide information and opportunities that will ensure you graduate confidently prepared, with plans for career and college beyond high school. Whether you choose to go on to a 4-year, 2-year, technical school, trade school, or apprenticeship, we can help you get there!

Each month, we will publish a newsletter to keep you on track, informed, and engaged in college activities provided by organizations across the county. To subscribe to the newsletter, submit your email address using this form. Past editions of the newsletter can be found at Contact Nick Beaudry with any questions you might have at

Fall Essentials - Events and Resources

Fall Essentials Checklist: A to-do list for 9th & 10th grade students

College may seem like a long way off, but your career and college planning actually begins on your first day of high school. Here are a few ideas to get you started exploring your career and college options, discussing college affordability, and taking full advantage of the next 3 to 4 months.

Fall Essentials Webinar Series Event Recordings

If you missed any of the BWCAN Fall Essentials Webinar events this year, have no fear! All of the events have been recorded and are available at The fall series includes:

  • College Applications (9/23)
  • FAFSA (9/30)
  • Scholarships & Paying for College (10/21)
  • Career Exploration (11/11)

Paying for College

Great news for TIP eligible students

MI Student Aid has announced some important changes to the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP):
  • Students are no longer required to complete the TIP application.
  • TIP benefits expire ten years after initial enrollment.

Check out the updated TIP Fact Sheet for more details.

Adviser Spotlight

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SC4 News for You

Winter Registration is Open

Registration for the Winter 2021 semester is underway at SC4. The winter schedule looks similar to our fall offerings, with on-campus courses mostly limited to occupational classes (such as healthcare and engineering technology) and laboratory sections that can’t be effectively taught fully online. Classes may be previewed at this link: If you have questions, please contact the Admissions and Recruiting staff at (810) 989-5571 or

Save the Date

Mark Your Calendar!

The Community Foundation's online scholarship application portal and SC4's online scholarship portal will open Jan. 2, 2021 for 2021-2022 academic year awards. But why wait? Check out the scholarships that are available and prepare to apply.

Contact Nick Beaudry, Supervisor of Career and College Programs, St. Clair County RESA

Blue Water College Access Network

For more college-going information, resources, and events, visit the BWCAN website.