Governor Signs Landmark Alaska Performance Scholarship Legislation

Juneau, Alaska – The Governor signed key legislation aimed to improve access to and utilization of the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS).

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ACPE’s New Strategic Plan

Announcing the launch of ACPE’s new Strategic Plan, Mission, Vision, and Strategic Priorities. To learn more about how ACPE will move forward in its goals and priorities to provide education and career funding solutions for Alaskans, please visit acpe.alaska.gov/strategicplan.


Juneau, Alaska – The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) supports statewide efforts related to the national FAFSA Week of Action. Currently ACPE leads the Alaska FAFSA Completion Initiative (AFCI) in its goal of increasing FAFSA completion rates across the state.

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NOW AVAILABLE! ACPE’s ASEL Immediate Repayment Loan: Students in need of an education loan have a new option through ACPE. By paying $50 a month while enrolled in school and during their grace period, borrowers will receive a lower interest rate and will result in a faster loan pay off! Reduce the cost of borrowing with Immediate Repay – Apply Today!

Looking for Tax Information

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education will mail your 1098-E tax statement to you by January 31, 2024, if you paid more than $600 in qualifying student loan interest under a single Tax Identification Number (TIN) from January 31, 2023 through March 31, 2023.

American Education Services will have information related to interest payments made from April 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023. Please refer to the Tax FAQ webpage on AES’s website for more information.

Alaska FAFSA Summit

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE), with support from the University of Alaska, is hosting its first Alaska FAFSA Summit on October 26-27, 2023 at the Marriott Anchorage Downtown. The Summit will bring together education and workforce development stakeholders from secondary and postsecondary institutions, state agencies, community organizations/non-profits, and Alaska Native Education Foundations to develop strategies to increase FAFSA completion through statewide initiatives and/or policies. To register, please click HERE.

ACPE Partners with American Education Services (AES)

On April 1, 2023, the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) transferred the servicing of all ACPE’s Education Loans to American Education Services (AES). AES is a national student loan servicer, with more than 50 years of experience helping borrowers manage and pay off their education loans. Together, ACPE and AES will support Alaskans by providing tools and resources to streamline education loan repayment. For account information or to make a payment, please contact the AES Customer Service Center at 1-800-233-0557. For more information, please review these frequently asked questions.

ACPE Commissioners Support FAFSA Completion Initiatives

The Commissioners of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) deliver statement of support for the Alaska FAFSA Completion Initiatives.

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Class of 2022 & 2023 APS Eligibility Update:

The standardized test score (ACT, SAT, WorkKeys) requirement for Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) eligibility is in effect for the Class of 2022 and Class of 2023. For more information about APS eligibility, visit aps.alaska.gov.