Press Releases


April 10, 2013 - Kids2College Program Prepares Students for Success (Anchorage)

ANCHORAGE – April 12, 2013, 5th and 6th grade students from Fairview, North Star, and Willow Crest elementary schools, and 6th grade students from Clark Middle School will take what for many will be first steps toward exploring their college and career interests. Read More »


March 11, 2013 - Kids2College Program Prepares Students For Success (Statewide)

ANCHORAGE – This spring, Alaskan 5th and 6th grade students will take what for many will be their first steps toward exploring their college and career interests. Building on the success of the I’m Going To College program, the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education and UA College Savings Plan have partnered again, this time to put Kids2College into action across Alaska. This 20 year old program continues to grow and with Alaskan students enjoying the curriculum and preparing for their future, Kids2College now successfully operates in 28 states. This year we expect nearly 2,200 students in 13 communities to participate in the Kids2College program. Read More »


March 8, 2012 - Kids2College Program Prepares Students For Success

JUNEAU – March 8, 2013, 5th and 6th grade students from Auke Bay, Gastineau, Glacier Valley, Harborview, Juneau Community Charter, Mendenhall River, and Riverbend elementary schools will take what for many will be first steps toward exploring their college and career interests. Read More »


January 22, 2013 - FAFSA Workshops Connect Students With Financial Aid

ANCHORAGE - Alaska’s 9th annual “College Goal” FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion program kicks off this week with events all across Alaska – from Barrow to Unalaska and Ketchikan. College Goal Alaska (CGA), part of the national College Goal SundaySM  program, brings application assistance to help students, particularly low-income and first-generation college goers, complete the FAFSA—an essential annual step to receiving financial aid for postsecondary education. Read More »


November 5, 2012 - I Know I Can program inspires children in 34 Alaskan communities

STATEWIDE - Since 2007, the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) and the UA College Savings Plan have partnered in bringing I Know I Can’s message to second grade students across the state. Read More »

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November 5, 2012 - I Know I Can program inspires children in 34 Alaskan communities

ANCHORAGE - Nov. 6-9, the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) and the UA College Savings Plan will again partner to bring I Know I Can’s message to second grade students in Anchorage schools. Read More »

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November 2, 2012 - I Know I Can program inspires children in 34 Alaskan communities

JUNEAU - Nov. 5-16, the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) and the UA College Savings Plan will again partner to bring I Know I Can's message to second grade students in Juneau schools. Read More »

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August 27, 2012 - Education Loan Options for Alaska

ANCHORAGE - In an era of steadily escalating student debt levels and wide-ranging interest rates, there is some good news for Alaska students. Alaska's state programs' 2012-2013 interest rates have dropped for both student and family supplemental education loans. Read more »


June 27, 2012 - Alaska Receives Federal Grant to Build Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS)

JUNEAU - The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education accounced this week that Alaska has received a $4 million federal grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to build capacity in a statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS). Read More »


May 8, 2012 - I'm Going to College Program Sparks the Interest of Young Alaskans

JUNEAU – May 9 & 10th, Fifth graders from Auke Bay, Mendenhall River, Riverbend, Gastineau, Glacier Valley,Harborview, and Montessori Borealis elementary schools will visit the University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau Campus for two days of age appropriate classroom and hands-on activities.  Read More »


May 3, 2012 - I'm Going to College Program Sparks the Interest of Young Alaskans

ANCHORAGE – May 4th, Sixth graders from Airport Heights, Lake Otis and Ursa Minor elementary schools, Alaska Native Cultural Charter School, and Begich Middle School will visit the University of Alaska Anchorage for a day of age appropriate classroom and hands-on activities. Read More »


March 28, 2012 - I'm Going to College Program Sparks the Interest of Young Alaskans

This spring, Alaska 5th and 6th grade children will attend their local colleges for a day of age-appropriate classroom and hands-on activities. Read More »


February 8, 2012 - FAFSA Workshops Connect Students With Financial Aid

Alaska's 8th annual College Goal Sunday (CGS) event kicks off at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2012.  A national initiative, College Goal Sunday activities help students, particularly low-income and first-generation college goers, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Read More »


November 1, 2011 - Volunteers Help 2nd Grade Students Look To Their Future

This month University of Alaska and other postsecondary alumni volunteers are visiting 33 schools in 20 communities across the state to share in the UA College Savings Plan's I Know I Can outreach program, expected to reach over 1,600 second grade children. Read More »


August 19, 2011 - APS Application Deadeline Extended

The deadline for eligible Class of 2011 high school graduates to apply for the 2011 Alaska Performance Scholarship has been extended to December 15, 2011. Read More »