Grants and Scholarships

Alaska offers both a merit-based scholarship program and a need-based grant program for eligible Alaska students attending participating postsecondary educational institutions in Alaska.

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Alaska Education Loans

Through the AlaskAdvantage Loan Program®, ACPE provides low-cost education loans to Alaska's students and their parents or family members. When subsidized federal aid and gift aid do not cover all education-related costs, these loans provide a low-cost loan option for students attending Alaska postsecondary institutions including state-authorized career, vocational, and technical schools, as well as for Alaskans attending out of state.

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College and Career Ready

Being college and career-ready is about more than just wanting to go to college or having a career in mind. It’s about knowing yourself, understanding your options and creating a blueprint for success.

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Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS)

The Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS) provides detailed profiles of hundreds of U.S. schools, including information needed to apply for admission and financial aid.

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The U.S. Department of Education uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to evaluate a family’s eligibility for federal student financial aid programs such as the Pell Grant, Work-Study, and federal student loans.

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