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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
The Alaska College & Career Advising Consortium (ACAC) Training

The Alaska College & Career Advising Consortium (ACAC) Training

HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE ALASKA COLLEGE & CAREER ADVISING CONSORTIUM?Every fall, the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) invites representatives from Alaska’s educational institutions...

The Alaska College & Career Advising Consortium (ACAC) Training
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?
Strengthening Employability Skills in 2020

Strengthening Employability Skills in 2020

Chances are you are doing things differently now than you did at the beginning of 2020. You may have been in an in-person classroom for some of the time, but we have all added a virtual component to ...

Strengthening Employability Skills in 2020
Virtual Learning: How Do We Prepare Elementary Students for Success in a Digital World?

Virtual Learning: How Do We Prepare Elementary Students for Success in a Digital World?

As so many of us feel overwhelmed by new learning formats and uncertainties about where and how students can learn best and thrive, it’s sometimes tricky to flip the coin and realize the benefits lin...

Virtual Learning: How Do We Prepare Elementary Students for Success in a Digital World?
Numbers and Logins all College/Training Students Need to Know by Heart

Numbers and Logins all College/Training Students Need to Know by Heart

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 train...

Numbers and Logins all College/Training Students Need to Know by Heart
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?
ACPE’s Success Center New Appointment Scheduling System is Now Live!

ACPE’s Success Center New Appointment Scheduling System is Now Live!

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 Z...

ACPE’s Success Center New Appointment Scheduling System is Now Live!
Where does my Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend go on my FAFSA?

Where does my Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend go on my FAFSA?

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 wh...

Where does my Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend go on my FAFSA?
College & Career Fairs - How to Prepare

College & Career Fairs - How to Prepare

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 ...

College & Career Fairs - How to Prepare
Archive by tag: AKCISReturn
Chances are you are doing things differently now than you did at the beginning of 2020. You may have been in an in-person classroom for some of the time, but we have all added a virtual component to our learning, whether it has been hybrid or fully online. Let’s take a look at how you have been refining your employability skills this year.
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Before you can attend any classes, you have to schedule them. Here are some tips to maximizing your time at school. Requirements As you have probably read in the ACPE Blog 6 People to Know on Campus , your academic advisor is the first person you should know on campus. Your academic advisor can help you create your plan for your education and training by focusing on your goals. Your advisor can help you choose your program of study and schedule your classes while keeping program and cou...
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Personal Learning & Career Plans (PLCPs) – I help administrators discover how they can support teachers and counselors work with students to create their PLCPs. Sharing career awareness and exploration activities, college and career training opportunities, financial aid information, and resumes. Let’s face it – I talk about these things a LOT!
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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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We can all agree that college is not cheap. Figuring out a clear plan for you to achieve the goal of finishing takes a great deal of time, energy, and finances. Choosing how to invest your money is something to seriously think about, especially when life happens. Did you know that more than half of people who start a college or training program do not finish? If you fall into that category, or know someone who does, we encourage you to try again. Here’s why:
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Wow! COVID-19 is probably giving you more time to reflect on your current employment status. Do you like what you do? Do you have a postsecondary credential you’ve been interested in getting, or finishing? Are you balancing your work life and home life well? Are you looking to move from a job to a career? Maybe you are looking for a promotion, or you’re looking to provide an example of life-long learning to your kids. Not sure where to start or how to make the right decisions for you? A...
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Whenever I present on postsecondary options, I always start by explaining what I mean by “postsecondary education” – any educational program after high school or GED such as: workforce skills & career training, vocational/technical program, apprenticeships, associate & bachelor degrees, or military career/ROTC.
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Being the first to do anything can be exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. Well, that’s how I felt my senior year in high school, especially since I was a first generation college student .
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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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Do you know someone who makes $500 per hour? That could happen with a scholarship application. It is worth the time it takes to pay close attention to the application instructions, the details of the application form itself, and the supporting documents required for the scholarship. Here are some tips to help you stand out in a stack of scholarship applications.
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