Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

Your county declared a disaster area by FEMA ?

If you live or work in a county declared a disaster area by FEMA or a state or local government,
call us at 800-441-2962 or email for assistance during this difficult time.



APS Update for Class of 2017 High School Graduates

Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) eligibility information for Class of 2017 high school graduates is now available on the Alaska Student Aid Portal! Schools are in the process of certifying awards. Read more.


ASLC Lowers Interest Rates

Interest rates on Student, Family, and Refi loans drop for the 2017-2018 academic year, effective July 1.


Frequently Accessed Services

  • The “net price” of a college factors in expenses (tuition & fees) and financial aid (grants & scholarships). Use the Net Price Calculator at to compare the real costs of the colleges you are considering.

    Trenton Millar
  • Follow ACPE on Facebook and keep up with financial aid, college planning, career resources and important dates and deadlines.\followacpe

    Bryan Rivera
  • Depending on the school, fee waivers may be available to low-income applicants. If you think you may qualify for a fee waiver, contact the admission office.

    Emily Cotton
  • The FAFSA is available on January 1st of each year, so file it then or shortly thereafter. The form is year-specific so make sure you file the FAFSA for the academic year in which you plan to enroll – and remember, you will need to file the renewal in each year you seek aid.

    Tasha Thompson
    Nikiski/Kenai : COLLEGE & CAREER GUIDE