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Stay on Course & Graduate with Less Debt: The Cost of Not Finishing College

Stay on Course & Graduate with Less Debt: The Cost of Not Finishing College

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 so...

Stay on Course & Graduate with Less Debt: The Cost of Not Finishing College
6 People to Know on Campus

6 People to Know on Campus

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 thro...

6 People to Know on Campus
FAFSA Verification – Don’t Delay Your Financial Aid!

FAFSA Verification – Don’t Delay Your Financial Aid!

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, and if you are chosen don’t ...

FAFSA Verification – Don’t Delay Your Financial Aid!
Cost of Attendance, Online Classes, Living with Parents, and Changing Plans

Cost of Attendance, Online Classes, Living with Parents, and Changing Plans

Still thinking of continuing your education online or virtually? Something to think about is your Cost of Attendance (COA) and whether or not it has changed for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Y...

Cost of Attendance, Online Classes, Living with Parents, and Changing Plans
Planning for Year 1 and Year 2 during COVID-19

Planning for Year 1 and Year 2 during COVID-19

COVID-19 has probably thrown a wrench or two into your plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Travel plans may not be in the cards for you this school year. There are still so many options to make the...

Planning for Year 1 and Year 2 during COVID-19
Deferred Enrollment? Can I? Should I?

Deferred Enrollment? Can I? Should I?

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! You did it! I am sure that this senior year was not what you expected for your last semester in high school and there may be some unknown waters ahead, such as ...

Deferred Enrollment? Can I? Should I?
Online Education- Is it for me?

Online Education- Is it for me?

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I had seen more and more advertising about online classes and education. However, moving forward, does an online education fit your learning style? Is it the best opt...

Online Education- Is it for me?
AKCIS Tools for Adults during COVID-19

AKCIS Tools for Adults during COVID-19

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 f...

AKCIS Tools for Adults during COVID-19
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
Postsecondary Paths

Postsecondary Paths

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 & car...

Postsecondary Paths
“Go to school, pay attention and do your school work” was the never-ending mantra my parents chanted during my upbringing. For some time, my naiveté allowed me to think that that is all one has to do in order to be successful in school, but there are more variables to the 3-part formula my parents instilled in me – grit being one of the variables.
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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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Where to start Personal Learning & Career Plans (PLCPs)? How to start? Which direction should I take? I had these same questions when I sat down to write this blog entry. There are so many directions I could go - just get to the point; draw some mind pictures. There is so much to write about PLCPs. You are probably having similar questions as you approach the transition from high school to college and career training. There are so many resources, many of them raising more questions than ...
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After placing the final touch to my newly crafted table I took a step back to admire my work. It was built by sweat, power tools, and my two hands from concept to this final, sweet moment when it was completed. As a neighbor walked by I called him over and I proudly showed him my latest masterpiece. As he approached, he nodded his head and in his Missouri drawl he commented, “It doesn’t surprise me that you did such a good job, you’re an Alaskan woman.” “An Alaska woman.” The line got m...
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Aww, mid-September. The time of year where the butterflies and excitement switches gears to a full schedule of classes and other academic and personal commitments. Need help getting back on track? Think its time to step up your game? Here are some quick tips to get you back to school shape.
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Answers to some common questions and themes regarding financial aid for students heading back to college this fall semester. It’s important to stay in touch with your school’s Financial Aid Office and to be familiar with your school’s different deadlines, particularly add/drop and payment deadlines.
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