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College & Career Training in Alaska

AlaskaCAN – Opportunity for Professional Development and Networking

AlaskaCAN – Opportunity for Professional Development and Networking

AlaskaCAN believes that by increasing the number of Alaskans with credentials, we will build the competitive workforce Alaska’s employers need, encourage economic development for Alaska, and strength...

AlaskaCAN – Opportunity for Professional Development and Networking
What is a Career Plan?

What is a Career Plan?

The future may be uncertain, but a career plan puts you in charge of your future. The best way to predict your future is to plan it, and the AKCIS Career Plan will get you started. In Career Plan, you...

What is a Career Plan?
College and Career Connections for Pre-K - 12th Grade

College and Career Connections for Pre-K - 12th Grade

Preparing for College & Careers Begins Earlier Than Many Realize

College and Career Connections for Pre-K - 12th Grade
Enjoy Summer and Plan Ahead

Enjoy Summer and Plan Ahead

With the occurrence of the Summer Solstice on June 20, 2021, the summer season officially arrived. As you take in the Alaska midnight sun and all the Last Frontier has to offer, remember to plan fina...

Enjoy Summer and Plan Ahead
ACPE’s Alaska College & Career Advising Consortium (ACAC) Initiatives

ACPE’s Alaska College & Career Advising Consortium (ACAC) Initiatives

There are many reasons why Alaska’s high school graduates may not pursue postsecondary education or career training immediately after high school. Some may still belief that it is unnecessary; s...

ACPE’s Alaska College & Career Advising Consortium (ACAC) Initiatives
Summer Opportunities for Career Exploration

Summer Opportunities for Career Exploration

Students of all ages should use summer months to explore their interests

Summer Opportunities for Career Exploration
You May be Eligible for the Alaska Performance Scholarship or Alaska Education Grant-- Here's How to Find Out!

You May be Eligible for the Alaska Performance Scholarship or Alaska Education Grant-- Here's How to Find Out!

You may have heard that test scores to qualify for the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) have been waved for the class of 2021 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. This means that more Alaska students ...

You May be Eligible for the Alaska Performance Scholarship or Alaska Education Grant-- Here's How to Find Out!
End of Year

End of Year

Whether you are transitioning to postsecondary education and training, the workforce, or moving up a grade in school, your Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS) portfolio is your one-stop resource....

End of Year
Federal Work-Study Opportunities

Federal Work-Study Opportunities

If you’re college bound, or already in college, you know that you can always use a little extra money, whether it’s to buy groceries or to help pay your tuition bill. One of the best ways to earn it...

Federal Work-Study Opportunities
ACPE’s Robust FAFSA Completion Assistance – We’re Here for You!

ACPE’s Robust FAFSA Completion Assistance – We’re Here for You!

ACPE offers various FAFSA completion pathways to assist Alaska students and their families through the FAFSA process, and to ensure their needs are met in a professional and stress-free environment. A...

ACPE’s Robust FAFSA Completion Assistance – We’re Here for You!
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.

Admissions application – check. FAFSA complete – check. Got my financial aid award letter – what is that?
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ACPE’s Success Center Team is happy to announce that we have launched a new online appointment scheduling system. Found on the ACPE Success Center page, students and families can schedule either a Zoom or telephone appointment. Appointments can be scheduled 24 hours in advance, up to 30 days in advance, and in 30 or 60 minute increments.
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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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In this unprecedented environment, one of the primary concerns for the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education is ensuring meaningful relief is available for state student loan borrowers impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To mitigate adverse economic impacts, the Commission has implemented a number of strategies to support borrowers:
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October 1st is the first day that you will be able to complete your 2021-2022 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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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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Lots of students become very ambitious when taking courses. In high school, taking six or seven classes each semester is the norm, however, that is not the norm in college. Some students may become overwhelmed and stop showing up to a specific class because they are falling behind. Little did they know, instructors can give a student an F if they stop showing up to classes without formally dropping or withdrawing. So I do recommend that you talk to your instructor if you are having trouble i...
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If loans are part of your plan for college or career training, the first way to save is to do your research and pick the best loan. But there’s another secret to big savings: payments in school.
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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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The Success Center offers free resources to all Alaska postsecondary students and their families. For those unfamiliar with the Success Center, we’d like to share with you about our services.
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