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College & Career Training in Alaska

Financial Aid Disbursements - What You Need to Know!

Financial Aid Disbursements - What You Need to Know!

The start of yet another college/training school year is upon us.

Financial Aid Disbursements - What You Need to Know!
Choices: Choosing a Program of Study

Choices: Choosing a Program of Study

You have choices. In everything you do, you have choices.When it comes to education and training after high school the biggest choice is what to study or your program of study.

Choices: Choosing a Program of Study
Where Do We Go From Here?

Where Do We Go From Here?

Next steps and options for PK-8 students as we prepare for the next school year

Where Do We Go From Here?
What's Next? Preparing Now for the Fall Semester of College/Training

What's Next? Preparing Now for the Fall Semester of College/Training

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.

What's Next? Preparing Now for the Fall Semester of College/Training
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
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ACPE: College & Career Specialist

Christina Campbell is a College & Career Specialist with the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. She has a BS in Journalism and Communications from Eastern New Mexico University, and a Broadcast Meteorology Certification in Geosciences from Mississippi State University. Christina was on the original implementation team that brought College Goal Sunday to Alaska in 2005. 

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 option to consider is a 529 College Savings Plan. A 529 College Saving Plan is a tax-advantaged investment account that allows you to save for future college costs. It’s usually offered by a state or educational institution.
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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.
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Congratulations, it’s your senior year of high school and you’ve got a list of your top college/training choices, but your list is still 10 colleges long— WOWZA! Before you become overwhelmed with a barrage of emails and correspondence from college recruiters, now is a good time to start narrowing your choices down to your top three, if not your number one choice. This will allow you time to finalizing the admissions process with room to enjoy your last year in high school. Below are some tip...
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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 in Alaska. 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 great opportunity for students to show their interest in an institution and to ask questions to make sure the col...
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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...
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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:
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Congratulations, parents— you survived the teen years and now your high school graduate is headed to college. The first year of transition is the hardest. There’s still much to be done (as if the entire college planning process, ACT’s, SAT’s etc. weren’t enough.) But keep in mind, you’re in the home stretch and it’s not as if you are dropping your firstborn off in a basket out in the big RW (Real World.) You are just taking them to college. Never the less, to help with the anxiety here is...
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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 option to consider is a 529 College Savings Plan. A 529 College Saving Plan is a tax-advantaged investment account that allows you to save for future college costs. It’s usually offered by a state or educational institution.
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If you filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), odds are you will be receiving an award letter soon, from the colleges or training programs you listed on the FAFSA (either by mail, email, or both). Your award may include grants (free money), work-study (part-time job), and/or student loans. If one of your options is to take out a student loan, it’s important you know and understand a few things before doing so.
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As of October 1st the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online. Before you can begin filling out the FAFSA you’ll need to begin with an FSA ID. What is an FSA ID you may ask? The FSA ID is a username and password combination that allows you to access, complete and sign your FAFSA electronically before submitting the form.
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