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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
Archive by author: Tyler EggenReturn

Tyler is Alaskan born and educated, with over a decade of experience in higher education & student affairs.  When he is not serving the next generation of postsecondary education students, he enjoys spending time outdoors while hunting and fishing.

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.
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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 price tag for a university and think you can’t afford it, don’t be intimidated just yet. In your journey to obtain a college degree, the first thing you’ll probably see is the schools’ published Cost of Attendance (COA), or as some may call it – the ‘Sticker Price’. But what really matters ...
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Not everyone has a desire to be college bound during their senior year. Instead, they may be focused on career and technical education (CTE) training options to start their career and enter into the workforce. Just like college, there can be costs associated with getting an education. Thankfully, the Alaska Performance Scholarship can be used at CTE Institutions and Training Centers.
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A financial aid award letter is a letter from a college or career-training program that explains the breakdown of costs of attendance as well as any financial aid you receive. In order to receive a financial award letter, most institutions require you submit an admissions application and complete the FAFSA (with the school(s) listed on the FAFSA). The financial aid office will use the information from your Student Aid Report once you complete and submit your FAFSA, and use the Expected Family C...
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Many of our blogs are focused on individuals who seek to improve themselves through colleges and career-training programs. However, there are several different avenues available to assist with self-growth and self-learning – the various Corps! Let’s explore a quick snap shot of each Corp and what they offer:
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As we are about to descend upon FAFSA season, a question commonly asked is where does your Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend(PFD) go on your FAFSA? Well, it all depends if you filed taxes or not, and who filed them.
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Today, October 1, is the first day that you will be able to complete your 2020-2021 FAFSA. Whether you are currently a senior in high school or a student who has more years of postsecondary education ahead, you will need to complete it if you want federal aid. Here are some common questions we receive in our office regarding the FAFSA.
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One of the most common questions I hear at financial aid offices is, “have you completed your FAFSA?” Most students, this time of year, have. However, there may be other requirements that you need to complete before receiving your federal loans. Your financial aid is sent to the institution, but before they disburse the funds, you may need to sign the master promissory note and complete entrance loan counseling. Here’s what you need to know:
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Over the past few years, I have seen more and more advertising about online classes and education. It shouldn’t be surprising as more and more students find online education more appealing. There is more to it than staying in our pajamas all day or any other stereotype people can think of. Let’s look at some quick pros and cons to online education:
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If you have applied to a university or program, you may find that they recommend attending new student orientation. Orientations may vary from a couple of hours to a full two-day commitment. Here are the top five reasons to attend an orientation event:
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