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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
What is WorkKeys and How it Can Work for You

What is WorkKeys and How it Can Work for You

If you’re considering career training (a vocational program or a registered apprenticeship program), or if you’re thinking about starting a new career, or shifting jobs in your current field, WorkKe...

What is WorkKeys and How it Can Work for You
3 Tools to Make Sure Your Career Path Will Pay

3 Tools to Make Sure Your Career Path Will Pay

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 p...

3 Tools to Make Sure Your Career Path Will Pay
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
Saving Now for College Pays Later: 529 College Saving Plans

Saving Now for College Pays Later: 529 College Saving Plans

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 op...

Saving Now for College Pays Later: 529 College Saving Plans
Common Questions about Training Centers

Common Questions about Training Centers

A training center offers a variety of ways to continue your education and training – you can take one course or enroll in a more comprehensive training program that can lead to a certification or bui...

Common Questions about Training Centers
Career & Technical Enrollment Checklist

Career & Technical Enrollment Checklist

When it comes to planning, having a checklist can be very helpful – you can plan accordingly and the probability of you forgetting important deadlines or paperwork decreases drastically. To help you ...

Career & Technical Enrollment Checklist
What College Graduates Wish They Knew Before Starting College

What College Graduates Wish They Knew Before Starting College

We asked several college graduates what they wish they knew before going to college and they said the following:

What College Graduates Wish They Knew Before Starting College
The Alaska CAN Network | 6th Annual Conference – Educational Equity

The Alaska CAN Network | 6th Annual Conference – Educational Equity

Representatives from Alaska agencies, institutions, school districts, industries, businesses, and Alaska Native organizations will meet in Anchorage on February 27–28, 2020 at the Marriott Anchorage ...

The Alaska CAN Network | 6th Annual Conference – Educational Equity
Loans Myths You Don’t Want to Fall for

Loans Myths You Don’t Want to Fall for

In the hierarchy of financial aid, you should always seek gift-aid first before taking out a student loan, but the cost of attendance can often exceed the amount of gift-aid – if that is the case, st...

Loans Myths You Don’t Want to Fall for
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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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Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be daunting – especially if it’s your first time completing the FAFSA. However, fear not, there are free FAFSA completion assistance events offered year-round.
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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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Today, October 1, is the first day that you will be able to complete your 2020-2021 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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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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You completed the FAFSA, you received the Student Aid Report (SAR), now what? Many students aren’t aware but one out of three students will be selected for verification. To ensure that the information provided by students and parents on the FAFSA is accurate, the U.S. Department of Education requires institutions to verify financial and other demographic information.
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Raise your hand if you ever forgot or came close to forgetting something ------------ me too! For the most part, being semi-forgetful is okay but there some things you just cannot forget, like important dates and deadlines. In the realm of financial aid, dates and deadlines are vital, especially if you want to receive your funds on time – or at all!
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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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You spent time prepping for the FAFSA and NOW you actually completed it! Yay! Now what? Within 3 to 5 business days, your Student Aid Report (SAR) is sent to the e-mail provided on the FAFSA or via postal mail (depending on how you submitted the FAFSA). The Student Aid Report or SAR gives you some basic information about your eligibility for federal student aid and lists your answers to the questions on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
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Happy Halloween! Have you filed your FAFSA yet? Not to scare you, but most forms of financial aid are based on a first filed first served system – so, the earlier you file the FAFSA the better your chances are of receiving aid that you qualify for. If you haven’t filed, yet, we are here to help – If you’re not convinced you need to file a FAFSA, well… perhaps this article will change your mind.
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