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Student Loans- Choose Wisely

Student Loans- Choose Wisely

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, ...

Student Loans- Choose Wisely
What are Financial Aid Award letters?

What are Financial Aid Award letters?

Admissions application – check. FAFSA complete – check. Got my financial aid award letter – what is that?

What are Financial Aid Award letters?
Why is the FAFSA Important?

Why is the FAFSA Important?

There are many myths surrounding the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (the FAFSA), which may effectively discourage individuals from applying. One of the most common myths is that “My pa...

Why is the FAFSA Important?
College and Career Training Enrollment: Important Deadlines

College and Career Training Enrollment: Important Deadlines

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 ...

College and Career Training Enrollment: Important Deadlines
One Big Reason to Make Loan Payments In School: Why pay when you don’t have to? To save money!

One Big Reason to Make Loan Payments In School: Why pay when you don’t have to? To save money!

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.

One Big Reason to Make Loan Payments In School: Why pay when you don’t have to? To save money!
ACPE’s Success Center is here to serve you!

ACPE’s Success Center is here to serve you!

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.

ACPE’s Success Center is here to serve you!
The non-college part of college: resources and tips for childcare, food, housing, and other assistance

The non-college part of college: resources and tips for childcare, food, housing, and other assistance

While looking up the Cost of Attendance at any given school, you will find it made up of direct costs (tuition, books, fees) and indirect costs (housing, food, transportation). It is spelled out pret...

The non-college part of college: resources and tips for childcare, food, housing, and other assistance
Finding Financial Resources for Postsecondary Education

Finding Financial Resources for Postsecondary Education

Paying for college can turn out to be a scavenger hunt for funds, but when it comes to achieving your goals, nothing should stop you, not even the net cost.Financial resources for college or career tr...

Finding Financial Resources for Postsecondary Education
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
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
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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...
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Admissions application – check. FAFSA complete – check. Got my financial aid award letter – what is that?
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There are many myths surrounding the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (the FAFSA), which may effectively discourage individuals from applying. One of the most common myths is that “My parents make too much money, so I won’t qualify for aid.” Wrong!
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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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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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While looking up the Cost of Attendance at any given school, you will find it made up of direct costs (tuition, books, fees) and indirect costs (housing, food, transportation). It is spelled out pretty simple, but sometimes life isn’t that simple, and the ability to pay for an education could be challenging. We recommend that you complete your FAFSA, apply for scholarships, and talk to your financial aid office to find as many options as you can. Additionally, there may be some local resourc...
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Paying for college can turn out to be a scavenger hunt for funds, but when it comes to achieving your goals, nothing should stop you, not even the net cost. Financial resources for college or career training are in place to help you effectively pay for your postsecondary education. Here are a few helpful tips to get you started on your own financial resource scavenger hunt:
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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 long I will be paying off those loans. Here’s a calculator for federal loans.
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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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