The start of yet another college/training school year is upon us.
Christina Campbell |
College & Career Training
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As you enjoy the final weeks of summer, make sure to prepare for your transition to college or training - whether you're returning or starting for the first time.
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 financially for the fall season.
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 may be eligible for the APS, if they met the course curriculum and minimum 2.5 GPA requirements. Do you think you might be one of those students or know of someone who might?
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 is to take advantage of Federal Work-Study.
There’s no doubt that higher education or training pays off. In study after study it is estimated that a person with a bachelor’s degree will make more than 1 million dollars, in lifetime earnings, over a person without one. To get a college degree or training, however, takes money. Not every person will have the money to be able to authorize a debit purchase for costs of college or training. And, unfortunately, not every student will be eligible for grants and scholarships to help pay the bil...
So, you mastered pi to the 100th, the Pythagorean Theorem, and the Slope formula. Congratulations! You’re doing great so far and the world has high hopes for you. However, if you’re college or training bound (or already there), you should know that there are other important numbers and logins that, like algebraic formulas, you should memorize. They are those you do not want to carry around on your phone or in your wallet. Nor do you want to share them with others. However, they will be needed ...
The aroma of pumpkin spice is in the air. It is after all, the month of October. For juniors and seniors in high school this means—it’s College & Career Fair season. However, this year, most of the fairs will be online and it’s not likely you’ll be loading up on all the give-away swag. College Fairs put representatives from a number of colleges across the country together with parents and students in one huge location to help students narrow down their college or training choices. This is a ...
The start of yet another college/training school year is upon us. If you’re one of the many students who have completed your Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) and are anxiously waiting for your federal financial aid funds to be transferred to your student account (to help pay your tuition, fees and books), here’s a little advice – be patient. There are a few things to keep in mind to ensure your financial aid is moving. First, know that it is your college or training school t...
Adapting to college life can be challenging. To make the best of your experience rely on the “go-to” people who can be a valuable resource to you. There will be a number of people you will meet throughout your college life but a few key people to keep in mind as you start your journey include the following: