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What You Should Know About Student Loan Refi

What You Should Know About Student Loan Refi

There is an app on my phone that tells me exactly how long I have until my student loans are paid off. It is a basic countdown app that I set up after using this online calculator to find out just how...

What You Should Know About Student Loan Refi
What is WorkKeys and How it Can Work for You

What is WorkKeys and How it Can Work for You

If you’re considering career training (a vocational program or a registered apprenticeship program), or if you’re thinking about starting a new career, or shifting jobs in your current field, WorkKe...

What is WorkKeys and How it Can Work for You
3 Tools to Make Sure Your Career Path Will Pay

3 Tools to Make Sure Your Career Path Will Pay

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 p...

3 Tools to Make Sure Your Career Path Will Pay
Net Cost: Beyond the Sticker Price of Schools

Net Cost: Beyond the Sticker Price of Schools

The price of colleges can seem a bit daunting, and some families spend years preparing to pay for college. Of course, cost is something to consider when choosing a school. But if you see an expensive...

Net Cost: Beyond the Sticker Price of Schools
Saving Now for College Pays Later: 529 College Saving Plans

Saving Now for College Pays Later: 529 College Saving Plans

It’s no secret that going to college today costs more money than it did 10 years ago. If you’re a parent who has already started saving for your student’s college –congratulations! If not, one op...

Saving Now for College Pays Later: 529 College Saving Plans
Common Questions about Training Centers

Common Questions about Training Centers

A training center offers a variety of ways to continue your education and training – you can take one course or enroll in a more comprehensive training program that can lead to a certification or bui...

Common Questions about Training Centers
Career & Technical Enrollment Checklist

Career & Technical Enrollment Checklist

When it comes to planning, having a checklist can be very helpful – you can plan accordingly and the probability of you forgetting important deadlines or paperwork decreases drastically. To help you ...

Career & Technical Enrollment Checklist
What College Graduates Wish They Knew Before Starting College

What College Graduates Wish They Knew Before Starting College

We asked several college graduates what they wish they knew before going to college and they said the following:

What College Graduates Wish They Knew Before Starting College
The Alaska CAN Network | 6th Annual Conference – Educational Equity

The Alaska CAN Network | 6th Annual Conference – Educational Equity

Representatives from Alaska agencies, institutions, school districts, industries, businesses, and Alaska Native organizations will meet in Anchorage on February 27–28, 2020 at the Marriott Anchorage ...

The Alaska CAN Network | 6th Annual Conference – Educational Equity
Loans Myths You Don’t Want to Fall for

Loans Myths You Don’t Want to Fall for

In the hierarchy of financial aid, you should always seek gift-aid first before taking out a student loan, but the cost of attendance can often exceed the amount of gift-aid – if that is the case, st...

Loans Myths You Don’t Want to Fall for
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A training center offers a variety of ways to continue your education and training – you can take one course or enroll in a more comprehensive training program that can lead to a certification or build skills for a specific occupation. Below are answers to general questions about training centers:
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When it comes to planning, having a checklist can be very helpful – you can plan accordingly and the probability of you forgetting important deadlines or paperwork decreases drastically. To help you with your career & technical enrollment, we created a checklist to assist you:
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We asked several college graduates what they wish they knew before going to college and they said the following:
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Representatives from Alaska agencies, institutions, school districts, industries, businesses, and Alaska Native organizations will meet in Anchorage on February 27–28, 2020 at the Marriott Anchorage Downtown Hotel for the 6th Annual Alaska CAN! Conference. The theme of the Conference is Educational Equity, with a focus to unite cross-sector professionals and address the relevant issue of educational equity as it pertains to Alaska’s attainment goal of 65% by 2025. Conference outcomes will incl...
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In the hierarchy of financial aid, you should always seek gift-aid first before taking out a student loan, but the cost of attendance can often exceed the amount of gift-aid – if that is the case, student loans are a viable option. When looking at your loan options, make sure to research the interest rates, repayment logistics, and always read the fine print (usually located in the promissory note). To help you navigate through the realm of student loans, we listed a few myths below:
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Whenever we assist students with financial aid (especially when the student is considering student loans), we make sure the student is aware of the logistics – the what/why/where. A topic that comes up often (especially when we work with students whom are in the last stages of their program) is aggregate [student] loan limits. Below is a quick breakdown of aggregate loan limits:
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Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be daunting – especially if it’s your first time completing the FAFSA. However, fear not, there are free FAFSA completion assistance events offered year-round.
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When looking for college or career training options, there’s nothing bad about going out of state but there are great benefits to staying in state – specifically in Alaska. Below are a few I’ve listed;
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Most students would like to finish their program as soon as possible but you should take into account that each course requires x-amount of hours of coursework outside the classroom per week (read our blog post on school schedule for more information). Before you register for a class, read the full course description in the course catalog to get a better grasp on what each course fully entails.
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You completed the FAFSA, you received the Student Aid Report (SAR), now what? Many students aren’t aware but one out of three students will be selected for verification. To ensure that the information provided by students and parents on the FAFSA is accurate, the U.S. Department of Education requires institutions to verify financial and other demographic information.
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