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College & Career Training in Alaska

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
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 training are in place to help you effectively pay for your postsecondary education. Here are a few helpful tips to get you started on your own financial resource scavenger hunt:
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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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Have you read about registered apprenticeship programs and thought it could be the right education/career pathway for you, but aren’t sure if you have enough skills to be successful in it? Have you wondered if an occupation you’ve set your sights on and want to pursue as a registered apprentice will be the right fit for you? If you’ve answered yes, the solution to these dilemmas/challenges may be a pre-apprenticeship program, and here are the reasons why.
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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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In the news, you will sometimes hear about the top paying jobs in Alaska. At others times, you might find an article that talks about the fastest growing Alaska industry or occupation. However, you rarely see these two topics linked together when it comes to occupations.
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For students who haven’t decided on where to pursue their education next, it may be a bit challenging as many students are home right now as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. While it is unknown at this time when life will return back to “normal,” there are still opportunities out there to help you make informed decisions about your next steps. Many institutions and trade schools are increasing their virtual presence to showcase what they have to offer. They can come in many forms, but wh...
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It’s your senior year in high school and all your friends are talking about what they are going to do next. Some of them will be attending college or trade schools right after high school; however, you may feel that you’re not quite ready to do that just yet.
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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 long I will be paying off those loans. Here’s a calculator for federal loans.
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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, WorkKeys can be a requirement. Here’s the scoop to turn you into a WorkKeys expert.
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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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