A new event to help Manistee County students pay for college was held on February 10, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the West Shore Hospital Education Center, located at 1465 East Parkdale, Manistee, MI 49660. Over 40 students and families participated in the event.
Federal aid experts from three area colleges, counselors and volunteers were available to help students and families complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as FAFSA. The event was hosted by Launch Manistee, West Shore Community College, Baker College, Northwestern Michigan College and all six Manistee County High Schools. During the 2014 year, over $191 billion was awarded to students in the U.S. seeking financial help to pay for college.