The MI GEAR UP Program at Michigan State University has established many strong partnerships over the years in order to provide the best mentoring experience for our student participants, which includes a large network of universities, organizations, and individuals who are knowledgeable in topics of interest for a student pursuing a post-secondary education, whether it be through a trade school, community college, or university. We have taken the time to generate a list of resources we have found helpful in our program and with our students:


Fastweb: Scholarships, Financial Aid, Student Loans and Colleges

Study Guides and Strategies


In addition to these resources, students often find it helpful to refer to the websites of some of the trade schools, community colleges, private colleges, and state universities in and around Michigan, which are listed below:

Central Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University

Grand Valley State University

ITT Technical Institute  (Click on the “Campuses” tab to view the Michigan locations)

Jackson Community College

Kendall College of Art and Design

Lansing Community College

Michigan State University

Michigan Technological University

Oakland Michigan University

Saginaw Valley State University

University of Michigan

Wayne State University

Western Michigan University