From trying to decipher financial aid and college forms to remembering important deadlines, it was different for us, mainly because we didn’t have anyone in our family navigate this pathway before.
The areas I wish I had assistance with were Admissions, Financial Aid and the Enrollment Process. Although I didn’t have someone to help guide me through the college process, I will try and be THAT person for YOU!
Three basic and simple ways that you can save money while going to school. Even though these tips may seem easy - you can save from a little to huge amounts of money that could make significant differences in your financial success.
We don’t have a cute animal to tell you this – but a few minutes of research really makes a difference when it comes to choosing the right student loan.
Half of Alaska Student Loan Borrowers Pay Too Much - here is the info you need to not get tricked into paying too much.
You have your tuition paid, your classes scheduled, and you have moved into your dorm room. Now what?
You want to explore the area and have new experiences, but after paying for everything you need to start college you don’t have a lot of money left.
Here are 5 tips on how to stay active and have fun on a small amount of money.
Have you ever thought that pursuing postsecondary education would mean making money instead of borrowing it to be able to study? Have you ever heard of a training program that not only equips you with book knowledge, but also with a set of very specific skills, where you had to apply the knowledge you learned from books; and, on top of that, pays you to do so?! Sounds almost too unrealistic to be true, but it is and you’d better believe it! It’s called APPRENTICESHIP, and if I were you, I woul...
This article addresses some tasks that a senior in high school should be completing. It’s important to remember and write down deadlines and dates as senior year goes by quickly. Not to mention, some of these tasks will take some attention to detail.
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.
For Alaska students the FAFSA is your application for the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) and the Alaska Education Grant (AEG) as well as other scholarships and grants. High school students can earn the APS by meeting the curriculum requirements on this check list (download here) as well as by test score. To apply for the APS with the FAFSA you must list at least one Alaska school as a place you are interested in attending.
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.