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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
Have you been asked, “How do you eat an elephant?” Maybe someone asked you as you were trying to accomplish something unfathomable, a huge task. Financial Aid is like that elephant. There is so much information out there on the topic including information on grants, scholarships, loans, federal work study, etc. But where to begin? We have the ultimate tool to help you narrow down your financial aid elephant into manageable pieces.
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How can you better prepare yourself for a comfortable, financially stable life? What can you do to have a great career in the future? How can you become a part of a team of skilled workers that businesses need to expand and flourish? Look to high school apprenticeship as an answer to becoming successful in adult life.
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“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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