In the news, you will sometimes hear about the top paying jobs in Alaska. At others times, you might find an article that talks about the fastest growing Alaska industry or occupation. However, you rarely see these two topics linked together when it comes to occupations.
It’s your senior year in high school and all your friends are talking about what they are going to do next. Some of them will be attending college or trade schools right after high school; however, you may feel that you’re not quite ready to do that just yet.
So, if you are not college or trade school bound after high school, what will you do? Are there any other options out there for you besides working in a low-wage job?
You think you know what type of job you're interested in, and you may have even researched the type of training/education you’ll need to be able to get that job, but have you considered the earning potential?
Before you invest time and money preparing for a specific occupation it’s smart to find out what the future earning potential of that occupation might be.
Here are 3 tools to help you find the earning potential of occupations you may be interested in.
The price of colleges can be a bit daunting and preparing to pay for higher education can cause families stress. When choosing a school, don’t let a big price tag intimidate you just yet. In your postsecondary education journey, the first thing you’ll probably see is the schools’ published Cost of Attendance (COA), or as some may call it – the ‘Sticker Price’. We’ll show you the benefits of evaluating school options based on ‘Net Cost’ – and tell you how to calculate it.
Representatives from Alaska agencies, schools, businesses and institutions will meet in Anchorage on March 6th and 7th, 2019 for the “65 by 2025 Alaska Can – Looking Ahead” Conference.
The conference focus and goal is to unite cross-sector professionals in increasing the numbers of Alaskans enrolling and succeeding in postsecondary education. Participant takeaways will include practical skills to overcome common obstacles, new and strengthened partnerships, lessons from stories of succe...
As student loan borrowers we now have the option to refinance our student loans to try to save money, or to lower our monthly bill, or to get away from raising interest rates from a variable rate loan, or to switch lenders – no matter the reason, we student loan borrowers now have options.
Here is what you should know about student loan refinancing.
We don’t have a cute animal to tell you this – but a few minutes of research really makes a difference when it comes to choosing the right student loan.
Half of Alaska Student Loan Borrowers Pay Too Much - here is the info you need to not get tricked into paying too much.
You have your tuition paid, your classes scheduled, and you have moved into your dorm room. Now what?
You want to explore the area and have new experiences, but after paying for everything you need to start college you don’t have a lot of money left.
Here are 5 tips on how to stay active and have fun on a small amount of money.
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Happy Halloween! Have you filed your FAFSA yet? Not to scare you, but most forms of financial aid are based on a first filed first served system – so, the earlier you file the FAFSA the better your chances are of receiving aid that you qualify for. If you haven’t filed, yet, we are here to help – If you’re not convinced you need to file a FAFSA, well… perhaps this article will change your mind.
For Alaska students the FAFSA is your application for the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) and the Alaska Education Grant (AEG) as well as other scholarships and grants. High school students can earn the APS by meeting the curriculum requirements on this check list (download here) as well as by test score. To apply for the APS with the FAFSA you must list at least one Alaska school as a place you are interested in attending.