Fisheries (Winn Brindle)

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Loan Limits

The Winn Brindle loan provides funding to cover education expenses for students enrolled full-time in one of the following fisheries-related programs.

  • Fisheries
  • Fisheries Science
  • Fishery Management
  • Seafood Processing
  • Food Technology
  • Other fishery-related fields of study

The Winn Brindle loan has no annual or aggregate maximum. You may use this loan for tuition, and program-related costs including; room and board (living expenses), books, supplies, and allowance for transportation for two round trips between the recipient’s home and school each year.

ACPE encourages borrowers to make sound financial decisions when it comes to taking out a student loan. For additional information and guidance in making this selection, please review our Before You Borrow guide.


Forgiveness Benefits

You may be eligible for forgiveness benefits of 10% a year, for up to 50% of the loans principal balance. In order to qualify for forgiveness, you must:

  • Receive the certificate or degree for which the Winn Brindle loan was awarded;
  • Be employed full-time in a qualified fisheries related field;
  • Have qualifying employment and residency in Alaska; and
  • Be current in repayment.


  • Be an Alaska resident
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Be enrolled full-time in a fisheries-related career vocational-technical program or associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree program
  • Meet all other requirements under AS 14.43.250 and 20 AAC 15.610

Before you take out the Winn Brindle Loan, there is important loan information you should know. At ACPE, we've put this together in one spot for you to review: ACPE Loans - What You Need to Know

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