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 with your career & technical enrollment, we created a checklist to assist you:
Apply for Admission
Application and admission requirements vary with each vocational and apprenticeship program. Contact your school or program sponsor to ensure you have completed all steps to be fully admitted.
Apply for Financial Aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is typically the first step in applying for financial aid, if your school participates in federal financial aid programs. Contact your training provider to learn which financial aid programs they offer. If your school does not use the FAFSA, visit acpe.alaska.gov for information on other forms of funding or contact your local job center for additional resources. Alaska students attending these programs may still be able to qualify for other financial aid, such as the Alaska Performance Scholarship, or Alaska Education Loans.
Enroll for Classroom Training
Vocational and apprenticeship programs will require some classroom training along with on-the-job training (OJT) experience. Meet with your program instructor to guide you through the process of enrolling and ensuring you know important dates and deadlines.
Housing and Transportation
Not all career training programs offer housing (and you have to apply early if they do). Remember to plan ahead and have your living arrangements and transportation finalized before school starts. Some schools partner with their city’s public transit system to provide free or reduced fare for students.
Attend an Orientation Program
Become familiar with where you are going and the resources available to you. If your school or program does not have a new student orientation, ask them what your best resources are for questions or concerns.
If you need one-on-one assistance with your postsecondary needs, contact the ACPE Success Center at 907-269-7980 or at ACPESuccessCenter@alaska.gov .