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Margaret Buck
Alaska Commission Postsecondary Education
PO Box 110505
Juneau, Alaska  99811-0505

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Alaska Student Loan Corporation (ASLC)
Board of Directors Meeting

ASLC will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the offices of the Corporation at 3030 Vintage Boulevard, Juneau, Alaska. The meeting is scheduled from 2:00 p.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m.

Agenda items will include the following items: review of the Year-End Financial Statements and Investment Policy, and proposed changes for AY18 Loan Programs.

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda or teleconference bridge number for the meeting may contact Amanda Sanders, Corporation Secretary, P.O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, amanda.sanders@alaska.gov, or call (907) 465-6740. Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals with a disability who may need special accommodations to attend the public meeting, please contact the ASLC Executive Office at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or by calling (907) 465-6740, or TDD (907) 465-3143 by the close of business on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.



NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will hold its fall quarterly meeting at 11:00 am, Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Scheduled time for oral testimony will be announced prior to the meeting.

The meeting agenda includes presentations by Dr. Michael Johnson, Commissioner of the Department of Education and Early Development and McDowell Group.

The meeting will originate from the Commission's Success Center conference room located in the Dimond Center, 800 E. Dimond Blvd., Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska.

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda, scheduled time for oral testimony, or teleconference bridge number for the meeting may contact the executive office, ACPE, at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740 or TDD (907) 465-3143 before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017. Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals who may need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the executive office at the address or telephone number above by the close of business Monday, October 16, 2017.
 



NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will hold a meeting of the Institutional Standards and Evaluation Committee at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 27, 2017.  The committee will be discussing ongoing Institutional Authorization projects and the election of Committee Officers.

The meeting will originate from the Commission’s Juneau Office, 3030 Vintage Boulevard, Juneau, Alaska.  Persons interested in obtaining a teleconference bridge number for the meeting may contact the executive office, ACPE, at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740 or TDD (907) 465-3143 before 4:30 p.m., Monday, September 25, 2017.

For individuals who may need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the executive office at the address or telephone number above by the close of business Monday, September 18, 2017.
 


 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will hold its summer quarterly meeting at 10:00 am, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Scheduled time for oral testimony will be announced prior to the meeting.

The meeting agenda includes presentations by Dr. Bob Onders, President of Alaska Pacific University and Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins of the Outer Coast Project.

The meeting will be held via video conference between the Commission’s Success Center located in The Dimond Center, 800 East Dimond Boulevard, Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska and the Juneau Commission Office Main Conference Room located at 3030 Vintage Boulevard, in Juneau, Alaska.

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda, scheduled time for oral testimony, or teleconference bridge number for the meeting may contact the executive office, ACPE, at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740 or TDD (907) 465-3143 before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017.Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals who may need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the executive office at the address or telephone number above by the close of business Tuesday, July 18, 2017.


 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

   

ASLC will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at the offices of the Corporation at 3030 Vintage Boulevard, Juneau, Alaska. The meeting is scheduled from 3:00 p.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m.

Agenda items will include the following items:Adoption of 2017-2018 Fixed Rate and Variable Rate Education Loan interest rates and Borrower Benefits; and review of the Mid-Year Financial Statements.

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda or teleconference bridge number for the meeting may contact Meg Buck, Corporation Secretary, P.O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, Margaret.buck@alaska.gov, or call (907) 465-6740.Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals with a disability who may need special accommodations to attend the public meeting, please contact the ASLC Executive Office at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or by calling (907) 465-6740, or TDD (907) 465-3143 by the close of business on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

 

 

 

 


 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will hold its spring quarterly meeting at 11:00 am, Thursday, April 6, 2017. Scheduled time for oral testimony will be announced prior to the meeting.

The meeting agenda includes presentations by Joe Garcia, President of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education and Drs. Jane Shelby and Suzanne Allen on the WWAMI medical education partnership program through the University of Alaska Anchorage and the University of Washington School of Medicine.

The meeting will be held in Department of Education and Early Development Board Room located on the first floor of the Goldbelt Building at 801 West 10th Street, Juneau, Alaska.

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda, scheduled time for oral testimony, or teleconference bridge number for the meeting may contact the executive office, ACPE, at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740 or TDD (907) 465-3143 before 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2017.Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals who may need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the executive office at the address or telephone number above by the close of business Thursday, March 30, 2017.

 


 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will hold its winter quarterly meeting at 10:00 am, Thursday, January 12, 2017. Scheduled time for oral testimony will be announced prior to the meeting.

The meeting agenda includes a presentation on Lean Implementation and a draft Resolution of Support for the transfer of credits between institutions for the Commission’s consideration. In addition to Senior Manager reports from ACPE’s Senior Management team, the Executive Director’s report will contain updates on strategic planning, loan repayment program options, and the Performance Review recently completed by the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee.

The meeting will be held via video conference between the Commission’s Success Center located in The Dimond Center, 800 East Dimond Boulevard, Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska and the Juneau Commission Office Main Conference Room located at 3030 Vintage Boulevard, in Juneau, Alaska.

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda, scheduled time for oral testimony, or teleconference bridge number for the meeting may contact the executive office, ACPE, at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740 or TDD (907) 465-3143 before 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2017. Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals who may need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the executive office at the address or telephone number above by the close of business Thursday, January 5, 2017.

 

 


 

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will hold a meeting of the Institutional Standards and Evaluation Committee at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, 2017.The committee will be discussing the Outer Coast project in Sitka, Alaska, the impact to Charter College of withdrawal of federal recognition of its accreditor, and institutional authorization recommendations from the Legislative Budget and Audit Performance Review of ACPE and the Alaska Student Loan Corporation.

The meeting will originate from the Commission’s Juneau Office, 3030 Vintage Boulevard, Juneau, Alaska. Persons interested in obtaining a teleconference bridge number for the meeting may contact the executive office, ACPE, at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740 or TDD (907) 465-3143 before 4:30 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2016.

For individuals who may need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the executive office at the address or telephone number above by the close of business Thursday, December 29, 2016.

 



 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA STUDENT LOAN CORPORATION

The Alaska Student Loan Corporation Board of Directors will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at the offices of the Corporation at 3030 Vintage Boulevard, Juneau, Alaska. The meeting is scheduled from 3:00 p.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m.

Agenda items will include the following items:a delegation of authority to the Executive Officer, review of financial statements, and action on the fiscal year 2016 dividend to the State of Alaska.

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda or teleconference bridge number for the meeting may contact Meg Buck, Corporation Secretary, P.O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, Margaret.buck@alaska.gov, or call (907) 465-6740.Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals with a disability who may need special accommodations to attend the public meeting, please contact the ASLC Executive Office at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or by calling (907) 465-6740, or TDD (907) 465-3143 by the close of business on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

 


 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

 

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will hold its fall quarterly meeting at 10:00 am, Thursday, October 27, 2016. Scheduled time for oral testimony will be announced prior to the meeting.

The October quarterly meeting serves as the Commission’s Annual Business meeting and is an opportunity for senior managers to discuss unit activities and initiatives in more detail. There will also be a presentation on education financial aid incentives to meet workforce needs, including a presentation on the challenges and successes of Alaska’s SHARP health-care professions loan repayment program.

The meeting will be held via video conference between the Commission’s Success Center located in The Dimond Center, 800 East Dimond Boulevard, Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska and the Juneau Commission Office Main Conference Room located at 3030 Vintage Boulevard, in Juneau, Alaska.

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda, scheduled time for oral testimony, or teleconference bridge number for the meeting may contact the executive office, ACPE, at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740 or TDD (907) 465-3143 before 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2016.Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals who may need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the executive office at the address or telephone number above by the close of business Thursday, October 20, 2016.

 


 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING  OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION   

 

 

 

 

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will hold its summer quarterly meeting at 10:00 am, Thursday, July 28, 2016. Scheduled time for oral testimony will be announced prior to the meeting.       

Agenda items include a recap of the recent Institutional Standards and Evaluation Committee training and meeting, the Institutional Authorization report and recommendations, and management team reports.              

The meeting will be held via video conference between the Commission’s Success Center located in The Dimond Center, 800 East Dimond Boulevard, Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska and the Juneau Commission Office Main Conference Room located at 3030 Vintage Boulevard, in Juneau, Alaska.             

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda, scheduled time for oral testimony, or teleconference bridge number for the meeting may contact the executive office, ACPE, at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740 or TDD (907) 465-3143 before 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016. Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.                       

For individuals who may need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the executive office at the address or telephone number above by the close of business Thursday, July 21.               

 

 


 

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA STUDENT LOAN CORPORATION              

 

The Alaska Student Loan Corporation (ASLC)

Board of Directors Meeting

ASLC will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at the offices of the Corporation at 3030 Vintage Boulevard, Juneau, Alaska. The meeting is scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m.

Agenda items will include the following items: Approval of Resolution to authorize the Interim Executive Director and Chief Finance Officer to enter into a Standby Bond Purchase Agreement and associated Reimbursement Agreement between the State of Alaska (Department of Revenue) and the Alaska Student Loan Corporation.

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda or teleconference bridge number for the meeting may contact Meg Buck, Corporation Secretary, P.O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, Margaret.buck@alaska.gov, or call (907) 465-6740.Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals with a disability who may need special accommodations to attend the public meeting, please contact the ASLC Executive Office at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or by calling (907) 465-6740, or TDD (907) 465-3143 by the close of business on Friday, July 15, 2016.


 


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION 

 

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will hold an Institutional Authorization training followed by an Institutional Standards and Evaluation Committee meeting. The training begins at 9:00 a.m. and the committee meeting will immediately follow at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 30, 2016.The training is anticipated to focus on Institutional Authorization statutes, regulations, and procedures the Commission staff follows when assessing institutions for compliance and preparing recommendations for the Commission. The committee meeting will focus on the upcoming Institutional Authorization projects and the election of Committee Officers.

The meeting will originate from the Commission’s Juneau Office, 3030 Vintage Boulevard, Juneau, Alaska.The orientation will also be available via WebEx and teleconference for Commissioners located outside Juneau. Persons interested in obtaining a bridge number for the meeting may contact the executive office, ACPE, at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740 or TDD (907) 465-3143 before 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016.

For individuals who may need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the executive office at the address or telephone number above by the close of business Thursday, June 23, 2016

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA STUDENT LOAN CORPORATION

The Alaska Student Loan Corporation (ASLC)

Board of Directors Meeting

ASLC will hold a public meeting on Friday, May 27, 2016, at the offices of the Corporation at 3030 Vintage Boulevard, Juneau, Alaska. The meeting is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 11:00 a.m.

Agenda items will include the following items:Approval of Refinance Loan Regulations (following public comment period); Adoption of 2016-2017 Variable Rate Education Loan interest rates; and Adoption of 2016-2017 Refinance Program Interest Rate.

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda or teleconference bridge number for the meeting may contact the Executive Office at (907) 465-6740. Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals with a disability who may need special accommodations to attend the public meeting, please contact the ASLC Executive Office at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or by calling (907) 465-6740, or TDD (907) 465-3143 by the close of business on Monday, May 23, 2016.

 

 


 

 

NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO ADOPT REGULATIONS DEALING WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF A NEW LOAN REFINANCING PROGRAM OF THE ALASKA STUDENT LOAN CORPORATION

 The Alaska Student Loan Corporation proposes to add regulations relating to a new loan program, the Alaska Education Loan Refinance Program, and the addition of a new chapter to permit related regulations to be located together within a single chapter.

 

The Alaska Student Loan Corporation (ASLC) proposes to add a new chapter to Title 20, Chapter 14. Alaska Student Loan corporation, adopt regulations in Title 20, Chapter 14 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with the Alaska Education Loan Refinance Program, and to move certain regulations in Title 20 Chapter 15 to Title 20 Chapter 14, including the following:

 

(1)        20 AAC 14.200 – 20 AAC 14.215, Refinancing loan application requirements and processes, is proposed to create application requirements for the Alaska Education Loan Refinance Program.

 

(2)        20 AAC 14.220, Education loans eligible for refinancing, is proposed to define the types of loans eligible for inclusion in the refinancing program.

 

(3)        20 AAC 14.225, Applicant eligibility, is proposed to set out minimum requirements for an applicant to be determined eligible to borrow under the refinancing program.

 

(4)        20 AAC 14.230, Conditions and limitations of refinancing loans, is proposed to define the amount of the refinancing loan and recognize ASLC’s ability to establish minimum and maximum loan amounts.

 

(5)        20 AAC 14.235, Interest rates and fees, is proposed to establish ASLC’s ability to set interest rates and fees for the refinancing program.

 

(6)        20 AAC 14.240, Terms of repayment, is proposed to establish repayment term lengths and minimum monthly payment amounts for the refinancing program.

 

(7)        20 AAC 14.900, General Provisions, is proposed to establish general provisions applicable to 20 AAC 14.

 

(8)        20 AAC 15.810 to 20 AAC 15.890 is proposed to be repealed. The intended effect of this repeal is to permit and conform to the readoption these regulations in new chapter 20 AAC 14.

 

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to the Executive Officer of the ASLC, P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505. Additionally, the ASLC will accept comments by facsimile at (907) 465-3293 and by electronic mail at ACPE.ExecDirector@Alaska.gov. Comments may also be submitted through the Alaska Online Public Notice System, by accessing this notice on the system and using the comment link. The comments must be received not later than 4:30 p.m. on May 16, 2016.

 

You may submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to the Executive Officer of the ASLC, P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or ACPE.ExecDirector@Alaska.gov. The questions must be received at least 10 days before the end of the public comment period. The ASLC will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and responses available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and at www.acpe.alaska.gov.

 

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Meg Buck at (907) 465-6718 or by email at Margaret.Buck@Alaska.Gov not later than May 6, 2016 to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

 

A copy of the proposed regulation changes is available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and by contacting Meg Buck at (907) 465-6718 or by email at Margaret.Buck@Alaska.Gov.

 

A copy of material proposed for adoption by reference is available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System.

 

After the public comment period ends, the ASLC will either adopt the proposed regulation changes or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action. The language of the final regulation may be different from that of the proposed regulation. You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be affected.

 

Statutory authority: AS 14.42.150; AS 14.42.200; AS 14.42.205; AS 14.42.210; AS 14.42.265; AS 14.43.122; AS 14.43.640; and AS 14.43.740

 

Statutes being implemented, interpreted, or made specific: AS 14.42.200; AS 14.42.205; AS 14.42.210; AS 14.42.265; AS 14.43.122; AS 14.43.640; and AS 14.43.740

 

Fiscal information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.

 

 

Date:   April 15, 2016

                                                                  

Diane Barrans, Executive Officer

Student Loan Corporation

 

 

Refinance Program Notice

Refinance Program Additional Notice

Refinance Program Draft Regulations

 

 

 

 


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

 

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will hold its spring quarterly meeting at 11:00 am, Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Scheduled time for oral testimony will be announced prior to the meeting.

Agenda items include a presentation on the analysis of the current Institutional Authorization fees and an update on the Alaska Performance Scholarship and Alaska Education Grant programs.

The meeting will be held via video conference between the Commission’s Success Center conference room located in the Dimond Center, 800 East Dimond Boulevard, Suite 200, in Anchorage, Alaska and the ‘A South’ Conference Room on the ninth floor of the State Office Building, 333 Willoughby Avenue, in Juneau, Alaska.

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda, scheduled time for oral testimony, or bridge number for the meeting may contact the executive office, ACPE, at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740 or TDD (907) 465-3143 before 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2016.Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals who may need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the executive office at the address or telephone number above by the close of business Tuesday, March 29.

 


 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA STUDENT LOAN CORPORATION

The Alaska Student Loan Corporation (ASLC)

Board of Directors Meeting

ASLC will hold a public meeting on Friday, April 1, 2016, at the offices of the Corporation at 3030 Vintage Boulevard, Juneau, Alaska. The meeting is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m.

Agenda items will include the following items:Adoption of 2016-2017 Fixed Rate Education Loan interest rates and Borrower Benefits; and, approval of refinance loan regulations for public notice.

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda or teleconference bridge number for the meeting may contact the executive office at 465-6740. Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals with a disability who may need special accommodations to attend the public meeting, please contact the ASLC Executive Office at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or by calling (907) 465-6740, or TDD (907) 465-3143 by the close of business on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

 


 

NOTICE OF FILING AND EFFECTIVE DATE OF REGULATIONS OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

Regulations were adopted at the October 22, 2015 Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) meeting to revise Title 20 Chapter 15 of the Alaska Administrative Code. ACPE has amended its regulations dealing with regulation of Alaska state financial aid programs, including to revise federal poverty guidelines to the most current guidelines and to make general housekeeping and conforming changes.

Although no public comments were received, the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education paid special attention to the cost to private persons of the regulatory action being taken.

A copy of the regulations as filed by the Lieutenant Governor may be obtained by contacting ACPE’s Executive Office at 907-465-6740.

Regulations filed: 12/18/2015

Effective Date: 01/17/2016

Register 216, January 2016


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will hold its winter quarterly meeting at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, January 7, 2016. Scheduled time for oral testimony will be announced prior to the meeting.

Included on the Commission meeting agenda are presentations that will focus on state policy and planning applications of statewide longitudinal data products. Guest speaker Dr. Domenico “Mimmo” Parisi of the Mississippi State University National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (nSPARC) will present on the effective use of P-20W data derived from longitudinal data systems.

The meeting will originate from the Commission’s Success Center conference room located in the Dimond Center, 800 E. Dimond Blvd., Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska. Persons interested in obtaining an agenda, scheduled time for oral testimony, or bridge number for the meeting may contact the executive office, ACPE, at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740 or TDD (907) 465-3143 before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals who may need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the executive office at the address or telephone number above by the close of business Thursday, December 31, 2015.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA STUDENT LOAN CORPORATION

The Alaska Student Loan Corporation (ASLC)

Board of Directors Meeting

ASLC will hold a public meeting on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at the offices of the Corporation at 3030 Vintage Blvd., Juneau, Alaska. The meeting is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to approximately 12:00 p.m.

Agenda items will include the following items: Authorize defeasance of ASLC 2004, 2006, and 2007 Series Revenue Bonds, and review ASLC investment policies.

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda or teleconference bridge number for the meeting may contact Rochelle Rogers, Corporation Secretary, P.O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740. Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals with a disability who may need special accommodations to attend the public meeting, please contact the ASLC Executive Office at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or by calling (907) 465-6740, or TDD (907) 465-3143 by the close of business on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will hold its fall quarterly meeting at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, October 22, 2015. Scheduled time for oral testimony will be announced prior to the meeting.

Included on the Commission meeting agenda are the following items: approval of regulations for adoption relating to state education loan programs, approval of Professional Student Exchange Program Loans fields of study, and an overview of the 2015 financial aid program changes.

The meeting will originate from the Commission’s Success Center located in The Dimond Center, 800 E. Dimond Blvd., Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska. Persons interested in obtaining an agenda, scheduled time for oral testimony, or bridge number for the meeting may contact the executive office, ACPE, at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740 or TDD (907) 465-3143 before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2015. Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals who may need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the executive office at the address or telephone number above by the close of business Thursday, October 15, 2015.


STATE FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS: SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REGULATIONS OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

This supplemental notice includes information on how to submit written questions during the comment period and notification that a copy of material proposed for adoption by reference is available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System.

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 20 Chapter 15 of the Alaska Administrative Code dealing with regulation of the Alaska state financial aid programs (AS14.43), including the following:

  • Update federal poverty guidelines (15.915); and
  • General housekeeping and conforming changes

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to the Executive Director of ACPE, P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or ACPE.ExecDirector@Alaska.gov. Comments received are a public record. The comments must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 28, 2015. If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Rochelle Rogers at 907-465-6718 no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 14, 2015, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

You may submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to the Executive Director of ACPE. The questions must be received at least 10 days before the end of the public comment period. ACPE will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and response available on the agency’s web site at www.acpe.alaska.gov and Alaska’s Online Public Notice System. ACPE may, but is not required to, answer written questions received after the 10-day cut-off date and before the end of the comment period.

For a copy of the proposed regulation changes contact Rochelle Rogers at ACPE, P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6718, or go to Public Notice on the agency’s web site at www.acpe.alaska.gov, Home, News and Public Notice, or by following this link to the agency’s Public Notice page http://acpe.alaska.gov/notices.

After the public comment period ends, ACPE will either adopt these or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action on them. The language of the final regulations may be different from that of the proposed regulations. YOU SHOULD COMMENT DURING THE TIME ALLOWED IF YOUR INTERESTS COULD BE AFFECTED.

Statutory Authority: AS 14.42.030; AS 14.43.105; AS 14.43.320; and AS 14.43.630.

Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted or Made Specific: AS 14.43.640 and AS 14.43.740.

Fiscal Information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.

DATED: August 28, 2015

Diane Barrans, Executive Director
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

ACPE keeps a list of individuals and organizations interested in its regulations. Those on the list will automatically be sent a copy of all of ACPE’s Notices of Proposed Regulation Changes. To be added to or removed from the list, send a request to ACPE at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505 or Rochelle.Rogers@Alaska.gov, giving your name, and either your e-mail or mailing address, as you prefer for receiving notices.

Supplemental Public Notice
Additional Notice Information
Proposed Regulations
2015 Federal Poverty Guidelines
 


 

STATE FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS: NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REGULATIONS OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education proposes to change regulations relating to the Alaska state financial aid programs

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 20 Chapter 15 of the Alaska Administrative Code dealing with regulation of the Alaska state financial aid programs (AS14.43), including the following:

  • Update federal poverty guidelines (15.915); and
  • General housekeeping and conforming changes

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to the Executive Director of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or ACPE.ExecDirector@Alaska.gov. Comments received are a public record. The comments must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 26, 2015. If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Rochelle Rogers at 907-465-6718 no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 11, 2015, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

For a copy of the proposed regulation changes contact Rochelle Rogers at ACPE, P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6718, or go to Public Notice on the agency’s web site at www.acpe.alaska.gov, Home, News and Public Notice, or by following this link to the agency’s Public Notice page http://acpe.alaska.gov/notices.

After the public comment period ends, the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education will either adopt these or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action on them. The language of the final regulations may be different from that of the proposed regulations. YOU SHOULD COMMENT DURING THE TIME ALLOWED IF YOUR INTERESTS COULD BE AFFECTED.

Statutory Authority: AS 14.42.030; AS 14.43.105; AS 14.43.320; and AS 14.43.630.

Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted or Made Specific: AS 14.43.640 and AS 14.43.740.

Fiscal Information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.

DATED: August 26, 2015

Diane Barrans, Executive Director
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education keeps a list of individuals and organizations interested in its regulations. Those on the list will automatically be sent a copy of all of ACPE’s Notices of Proposed Regulation Changes. To be added to or removed from the list, send a request to ACPE at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505 or Rochelle.Rogers@Alaska.gov, giving your name, and either your e-mail or mailing address, as you prefer for receiving notices.

Public Notice

Additional Notice Information

Proposed Regulations

Federal Poverty Guidelines


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will hold its summer quarterly meeting at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 2015. Scheduled time for oral testimony will be announced prior to the meeting.

Included on the Commission meeting agenda are the following items: presentation on successful strategies to increase postsecondary access and success by Arizona WICHE Commissioner and President of Rio Salado College Dr. Bustamante, and approval of proposed regulations for public comment relating to state education loan programs.

The meeting will originate from the Commission’s Success Center located in The Dimond Center, 800 E. Dimond Blvd., Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska. Persons interested in obtaining an agenda, scheduled time for oral testimony, or bridge number for the meeting may contact the executive office, ACPE, at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740 or TDD (907) 465-3143 before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals who may need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the executive office at the address or telephone number above by the close of business Thursday, July 16, 2015.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA STUDENT LOAN CORPORATION

The Alaska Student Loan Corporation (ASLC)
Board of Director's Meeting

ASLC will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the offices of the Corporation at 3030 Vintage Blvd., Juneau, Alaska. The meeting is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m.

Agenda items will include the following items: Set 2015-2016 education loan interest rates, borrower benefits and origination fees, as well as conducting an election of officers.

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda or teleconference bridge number for the meeting may contact Rochelle Rogers, Corporation Secretary, P.O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740. Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals with a disability who may need special accommodations to attend the public meeting, please contact the ASLC Executive Office at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or by calling (907) 465-6740, or TDD (907) 465-3143 by the close of business on Thursday, April 30, 2015.


REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI): State Student Loan Online Application and Online Account Management (self service)

Deadline extended: Request for Information documents are now due by 4:30pm on Monday, April 13, 2015.

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) is seeking information for the purpose of learning about options available to the state to design and implement new online student loan application process along with the associated online customer self-service portal for individual account management. Specifically, ACPE seeks to learn about the options for specifications, capabilities, and functionality/flexibility/scalability of loan application and customer self-service portal software, along with the associated price ranges and implementation timelines.

ACPE is particularly interested in learning about the functionality and options included in similar systems in use in other states or student lending institutions and requests 1) contact information for other states or institutions utilizing vendor-created online student loan application system, and 2) links to any product information or demonstrations available online.

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
c/o Cheryl Sams, Procurement Officer
3030 Vintage Blvd.
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: (907) 465-6698
FAX: (907) 465-5316
cheryl.sams@alaska.gov

Request for Information


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will hold its spring quarterly meeting at 9:00 a.m., Friday, April 3, 2015. Scheduled time for oral public testimony will be announced prior to the meeting.

Included on the Commission meeting agenda are the following action items: Staff from the McDowell Group will be presenting to the Commission. Heather Haugland will be presenting the findings of the recently administered Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) Survey of eligible Alaska high school graduates, and Scott Miller will review results of and recommendations relating to a recent inventory of Alaska’s Access and Completion activities. Brian Rae, ACPE’s Principal Researcher, will also be presenting the 2015 APS Outcomes Report.

The meeting will originate from the Chilkat room located in the Goldbelt Hotel at 51 Egan Drive, Juneau, Alaska. Persons interested in obtaining an agenda, scheduled time for public testimony, or bridge number to participate telephonically in the meeting may contact the executive office, ACPE, at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6718 or TDD (907) 465-3143 before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals who may need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the Executive Director’s office at the address or telephone number above by 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will hold its winter quarterly meeting at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, January 8, 2015. Scheduled time for oral testimony will be announced prior to the meeting.

Included on the Commission meeting agenda are presentations that will focus on the development of Alaska’s Postsecondary Access and Completion Network (the Network). Funded by the College Access and Challenge Grant program, the Network is comprised of a diverse group of leaders from across Alaska seeking to facilitate partnership, community and advocacy to increase the share of Alaska’s populate with postsecondary education and training credentials. Presentations and discussion will focus on the Network’s incubation process, work conducted over the past year, and current outreach efforts and next steps in Network development and expansion.

The meeting will originate from the Commission’s Success Center conference room located in the Dimond Center, 800 E. Dimond Blvd., Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska. Persons interested in obtaining an agenda, scheduled time for oral testimony, or bridge number for the meeting may contact the executive office, ACPE, at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740 or TDD (907) 465-3143 before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals who may need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the executive office at the address or telephone number above by the close of business Wednesday, December 31, 2014.


NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

RFP 2015-0500-2833 Alternative (Non-federal) Education Loan Collection Services

The Department of Education and Early Development, Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, is soliciting proposals for defaulted education loan collection services. The loan portfolio consists of alternative loans that have never been federally guaranteed.

The loans ACPE intends to place with a Contractor are not federal education loans subject to Title IV regulations, but are alternative loans subject to State of Alaska regulations. Loan terms, interest rates, and maximum loan amounts vary depending on the year of inception and the loan type. Loans include both fixed interest rates and variable interest rates.

A copy of the statutes and regulations governing the loan programs is available at www.ACPE.alaska.gov, in the “About Us” section.

Proposals must be received no later than 1:30 P.M., Alaska Time on January 12, 2015. Electronically submitted proposals are preferred. Oral proposals are not acceptable. An Offeror’s failure to submit their proposal prior to the deadline will cause the proposal to be disqualified. Late proposals or amendments will not be opened or accepted for evaluation.

Important Notice: If you received this solicitation from the State of Alaska’s “Online Public Notice” web site, you must register with the Procurement Officer listed in the attached document to receive subsequent amendments. Failure to contact the procurement officer may result in the rejection of your offer.

RFP 2015-0500-2833 Alternative (Non-federal) Education Loan Collection Services

Notes from preproposal conference

 


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA STUDENT LOAN CORPORATION

The Alaska Student Loan Corporation (ASLC)

Board of Directors Meeting

ASLC will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at the Corporation conference room at 3030 Vintage Blvd., Juneau, Alaska. The meeting is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 10:00 a.m.

Agenda items will include the following: Review 2014 financial statements, action on the fiscal year 2016 dividend to the State of Alaska, and adoption of changes to regulations relating to Alaska state financial aid programs.

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda or teleconference bridge number for the meeting may contact Rochelle Rogers, Corporation Secretary, P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740. Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals with a disability who may need special accommodations to attend the public meeting, please contact the ASLC Executive Office at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or by calling (907) 465-6740, or TDD (907) 465-3143 by the close of business on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will hold its fall quarterly meeting at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, October 23, 2014. Scheduled time for oral testimony will be announced prior to the meeting.

Included on the Commission meeting agenda are the following items: approval of Professional Student Exchange Loan fields of study; adoption of proposed changes in regulations relating to state education loans, education grants, and postsecondary education institutions, and to make general housekeeping and conforming changes; and a presentation on resources in support of state policy to increase higher education attainment relative to the work of the Lumina Foundation.

The meeting will originate from the Commission’s Success Center located in The Dimond Center, 800 E. Dimond Blvd., Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska. Persons interested in obtaining an agenda, scheduled time for oral testimony, or bridge number for the meeting may contact the executive office, ACPE, at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740 or TDD (907) 465-3143 before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals who may need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the executive office at the address or telephone number above by the close of business Thursday, October 16, 2014.


SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE)

Executive Committee Meeting

The ACPE Executive Committee has rescheduled and will meet by teleconference on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held as an executive session the subject of which is limited to personnel matters.

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda may contact Rochelle Rogers, Commission Secretary, P.O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740, or TTD (907) 465-3143.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE)

Executive Committee Meeting

The ACPE Executive Committee will meet by teleconference on Monday, October 6, 2014, from 3:30 p.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held as an executive session the subject of which is limited to personnel matters.

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda may contact Rochelle Rogers, Commission Secretary, P.O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740, or TTD (907) 465-3143.


NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD A CONTRACT

RFP NO.: 2015-0500-2693

RFP SUBJECT: 2015 Grant/Scholarship Servicing System

This is notice of the state's intent to award a contract. The offeror, identified here as the apparent successful offeror, is instructed not to proceed until a signed contract or other written notice of award is received from the State. A firm or person who proceeds prior to receiving a signed contract or other written notice of award does so without a contract and at their own risk. AS 36.30.365.

An offeror who wishes to protest this Notice of Intent must file the protest within ten calendar days following the date this notice is issued. If the tenth day falls on a weekend or holiday, the last day of the protest period is the first working day following the tenth day.

Notice of Intent to Award a Contract


NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REGULATIONS OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education proposes to change regulations relating to the Alaska state financial aid programs and to the authorization of postsecondary institutions operating in Alaska.

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 20 Chapters 15, 16 and 17 of the Alaska Administrative Code dealing with regulation of the Alaska state financial aid programs and postsecondary institutions (AS 14.43 and 14.48), including the following:

  • Revise loan deferment eligibility (15.195);
  • Set loan award maximums based on enrollment status: on-time, full-time, half-time (15.935);
  • Set out allowable uses of half-time loan awards (15.935);
  • Clarify that post-enrollment grace period is up to six months (15.745);
  • Clarify that borrower or cosigner who previously defaulted may be eligible for a new loan based on voluntary repayment of defaulted loan (15.970);
  • Consolidate and clarify regulations related to general ASEL and FEL provisions (throughout Chapter 15);
  • Rename the Alaska Education Grant pursuant to SB 195 (throughout Chapter 16);
  • Modify grant eligibility (16.010, 16.030);
  • Revise grant applicant prioritization criteria (16.020);
  • Repeal reference to federal LEAP funding (16.021);
  • Clarify grant application procedure (16.030);
  • Revise award amounts and computation of financial need (16.034 and 16.037);
  • Establish grant disbursal conditions for a student on a leave of absence (16.040);
  • Revise institutional authorization exemptions pursuant to SB 195 (17.015);
  • Revise required surety bonding for postsecondary educational institutions (17.045);
  • Modify the complaint investigation process (17.145);
  • Miscellaneous update to incorporated references (17.225, 17.230, and 17.245); and
  • General housekeeping and conforming changes

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to the Executive Director of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or ACPE.ExecDirector@Alaska.gov. Comments received are a public record. The comments must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 3, 2014. If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Rochelle Rogers at 907-465-6718 no later than 4:30 p.m. September 26, 2014, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

For a copy of the proposed regulation changes, contact Rochelle Rogers, at ACPE, P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6718, or go to Public Notice on the agency’s web site at www.acpe.alaska.gov, Home, News and Public Notice, or by following this link to the agency’s Public Notice page http://acpe.alaska.gov/notices.

After the public comment period ends, the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education will either adopt these or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action on them. The language of the final regulations may be different from that of the proposed regulations. YOU SHOULD COMMENT DURING THE TIME ALLOWED IF YOUR INTERESTS COULD BE AFFECTED.

Statutory Authority: AS 14.42.030; AS 14.43.105; AS 14.43.171; AS 14.43.405; AS 14.43.740 and AS 14.48.050.

Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted or Made Specific: AS 14.43.172; AS 14.43.173; AS 14.43.175; AS 14.43.400; AS 14.43.415; AS 14.43.420; AS 14.43.740; AS 14.43.750; AS 14.43.830; AS 14.43.915; AS 14.48.030 and AS 14.48.100.

Fiscal Information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.

DATED: August 27, 2014

Diane Barrans, Executive Director

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education keeps a list of individuals and organizations interested in its regulations. Those on the list will automatically be sent a copy of all of ACPE’s Notices of Proposed Regulation Changes. To be added to or removed from the list, send a request to ACPE at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505 or Rochelle.Rogers@Alaska.gov, giving your name, and either your e-mail or mailing address, as you prefer for receiving notices.

 

ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS NOTICE INFORMATION

 

AS 44.62.190(d)

1. Adopting agency: Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

2. General subject of regulations: Changes in Title 20 Chapters 15, 16 and 17 of the Alaska Administrative Code dealing with regulations of the Alaska state financial and programs and postsecondary institutions operating in Alaska (14.43 and 14.48), including provisions that would:

  • Revise loan deferment eligibility (15.195);
  • Set loan award maximums based on enrollment status: on-time, full-time, half-time (15.935);
  • Set out allowable uses of half-time loan awards (15.935);
  • Clarify that post-enrollment grace period is up to six months (15.745);
  • Clarify that borrower or cosigner who previously defaulted may be eligible for a new loan based on voluntary repayment of defaulted loan (15.970);
  • Consolidate and clarify regulations related to general ASEL and FEL provisions (throughout Chapter 15);
  • Rename the Alaska Education Grant pursuant to SB 195 (throughout Chapter 16);
  • Modify grant eligibility (16.010, 16.030);
  • Revise grant applicant prioritization criteria (16.020);
  • Repeal reference to federal LEAP funding (16.021);
  • Clarify grant application procedure (16.030);
  • Revise award amounts and computation of financial need (16.034 and 16.037);
  • Establish grant disbursal conditions for a student on a leave of absence (16.040);
  • Revise institutional authorization exemptions pursuant to SB 195 (17.015);
  • Revise required surety bonding for postsecondary educational institutions (17.045);
  • Modify the complaint investigation process (17.145);
  • Miscellaneous update to incorporated references (17.225, 17.230, and 17.245); and
  • General housekeeping and conforming changes

3. Citation of regulation: Title 20 Chapters 15, 16 and 17 (see 2. above)

4. Reason for the proposed action:

( ) compliance with federal law

(X) compliance with new or changed state statute

( ) compliance with court order

(X) development of program standards

( ) other

5. RDU/component affected: Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

6. Cost of implementation to the state agency and available funding:

  Initial Year FY15 Subsequent Years
Operating Cost
Capital Cost
$0
$0
$0
$0
Federal receipts $0 $0
General fund match $0 $0
General fund $0 $0
General fund/program receipts $0 $0
General fund/mental health $0 $0
Other funds (specify) $0 $0

7. The name of the contact person for the regulations:

Rochelle Rogers, Regulations Coordinator

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

P. O. Box 110505

Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505

(907) 465-6718

rochelle.rogers@alaska.gov

8. The origin of the proposed action:

(X) staff of state agency

( ) federal government

( ) general public

( ) petition for regulation change

( ) other

9. Date: August 27, 2014

10. Prepared by:

Rochelle Rogers, Regulations Coordinator

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

(907) 465-6718

Draft Regulations
Public Notice
Additional Notice Information

 


 

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

 

RFP 2015-0500-2693 Grant and Scholarship Servicing System

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) is soliciting proposals for a contractor with the appropriate experience and skills to develop and implement a grant and scholarship servicing system. The system will house confidential student data from multiple sources for the purpose of awarding State grant and scholarships to eligible recipients.

Recent legislation provides for significant changes to the Alaska Education Grant (AEG), the requirements for which have not yet been fully identified, but which are expected to result in a full program redesign. To implement the changes, ACPE is seeking to purchase a new grant and scholarship servicing system to service the grant and the state’s existing Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS). More information about the Alaska Education Grant can be found at acpe.alaska.gov/STUDENT-PARENT/Grants_Scholarships/Alaska_Education_Grant and the Alaska Performance Scholarship information can be found at aps.alaska.gov.

The successful offeror will be tasked with developing the software for ACPE to service the both the AEG and APS, including selection of the recipient, awarding of funds, and tracking of continuing eligibility; and for postsecondary schools and individual students to manage their grant and scholarship awards. Proposals must be received no later than 1:30 P.M., Alaska Time on August 14, 2014. Electronically submitted proposals are acceptable but not encouraged. Oral proposals are not acceptable. An Offeror’s failure to submit their proposal prior to the deadline will cause the proposal to be disqualified. Late proposals or amendments will not be opened or accepted for evaluation.

Important Notice: If you received this solicitation from the State of Alaska’s “Online Public Notice” web site, you must register with the Procurement Officer listed in the attached document to receive subsequent amendments. Failure to contact the procurement officer may result in the rejection of your offer.
RFP 2015-0500-2693 - 2015 Grant Scholarship Servicing System
Attachment 7A - FAFSA.ISIR
Attachment 7B - High School Qualifying Data
RFP 2015-0500-2693 Preproposal Conference
AEG/APS Program Flows


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will hold its summer quarterly meeting at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Scheduled time for oral testimony will be announced prior to the meeting.

Included on the Commission meeting agenda are the following items: presentation on Alaska’s Small Rural High Schools and Residential High Schools, presentation on the University of Alaska’s Shaping Alaska’s Future initiative, approval of proposed regulations for public comment relating to state education loan programs, education grant program, and postsecondary education institutions, and to make general housekeeping and conforming changes.

The meeting will originate from the Commission’s Success Center located in The Dimond Center, 800 E. Dimond Blvd., Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska. Persons interested in obtaining an agenda, scheduled time for oral testimony, or bridge number for the meeting may contact the executive office, ACPE, at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740 or TDD (907) 465-3143 before 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014. Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals who may need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the executive office at the address or telephone number above by the close of business Tuesday, July 15, 2014.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA STUDENT LOAN CORPORATION

The Alaska Student Loan Corporation (ASLC)

Board of Directors Meeting

ASLC will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the offices of the Corporation at 3030 Vintage Blvd., Juneau, Alaska. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. and anticipated to be approximately 15-30 minutes in duration.

Agenda items will include the following items: considering public comment on proposed changes to regulations and adopt changes to regulations relating to origination fees.

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda or teleconference bridge number for the meeting may contact Rochelle Rogers, Corporation Secretary, P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740. Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda.

For individuals with a disability who may need special accommodations to attend the public meeting, please contact the ASLC Executive Office at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or by calling (907) 465-6740, or TDD (907) 465-3143 by the close of business on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.


NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REGULATIONS OF THE ALASKA STUDENT LOAN CORPORATION

The Alaska Student Loan Corporation proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 20 Chapter 15 of the Alaska Administrative Code dealing with regulations relating to the Alaska state financial aid programs (AS 14.43), including the following:
• allow the ASLC increased flexibility to set interest rates (20 AAC 15.189); • amend dates after which interest rates may be set to allow for earlier notification (20 AAC 15.855); • allow for the ASLC to annually set an origination fee (20 AAC 15.855); • generally describe relevant factors ASLC may consider when establishing fees and rates for loans (20 AAC 15.855); and • make general housekeeping and conforming changes. You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to the Executive Officer of the Alaska Student Loan Corporation, P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or ACPE.ExecDirector@Alaska.gov. Comments received are a public record. The comments must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on June 14, 2014. If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Rochelle Rogers at 907-465-6718 no later than 4:30 p.m. June 6, 2014, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided. For a copy of the proposed regulation changes, contact Rochelle Rogers, at ACPE, P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6718, or go to Public Notice on the agency’s web site at www.acpe.alaska.gov, Home, News and Public Notice. After the public comment period ends, the Alaska Student Loan Corporation will either adopt these or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action on them. The language of the final regulations may be different from that of the proposed regulations. YOU SHOULD COMMENT DURING THE TIME ALLOWED IF YOUR INTERESTS COULD BE AFFECTED. Statutory Authority: AS 14.42.030; AS 14.42.150; AS 14.42.200; AS 14.42.210; AS 14.43.105; AS 14.43.320; AS 14.43.630 and AS 14.44.035.
Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted or Made Specific: AS 14.42.200 and AS 14.42.210.

Fiscal Information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation. 

DATED: May 14, 2014

Diane Barrans, Executive Officer
Alaska Student Loan Corporation

The Alaska Student Loan Corporation, through the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, keeps a list of individuals and organizations interested in its regulations. Those on the list will automatically be sent a copy of all of ACPE’s Notices of Proposed Regulation Changes. To be added to or removed from the list, send a request to ACPE at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505 or Rochelle.Rogers@Alaska.gov, giving your name, and either your e-mail or mailing address, as you prefer for receiving notices.

ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS NOTICE INFORMATION

AS 44.62.190(d)

1. Adopting agency: Alaska Student Loan Corporation

2. General subject of regulations: Changes in Title 20 Chapter 15 of the Alaska Administrative Code dealing with regulations relating to the Alaska state financial aid programs, including provisions that would:

• allow the ASLC increased flexibility to set interest rates (20 AAC 15.189);
• amend dates after which interest rates may be set to allow for earlier notification (20 AAC 15.855);
• allow for the ASLC to annually set an origination fee (20 AAC 15.855);
• generally describe relevant factors ASLC may consider when establishing fees and rates for loans (20 AAC 15.855); and
• make general housekeeping and conforming changes.

3. Citation of regulation: Title 20 Chapter 15 (see 2. above)

4. Reason for the proposed action:
( ) compliance with federal law
( ) compliance with new or changed state statute
( ) compliance with court order
( ) development of program standards
(X) other

5. RDU/component affected: Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

6. Cost of implementation to the state agency and available funding:
 

 

Initial Year

FY15

Subsequent

Years

Operating Cost

Capital Cost

$        -0-

  -0-

$          -0-

            -0-

Federal receipts

$        -0-

$          -0-

General fund match

$        -0-

$          -0-

General Fund

$        -0-

$          -0-

General fund/program receipts

$        -0-

$          -0-

General fund/mental health

$        -0-

$          -0-

Other funds (specify):

$        -0-

$          -0-

7. The name of the contact person for the regulations:

Rochelle Rogers, Regulations Coordinator
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
P. O. Box 110505 Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505
(907) 465-6718
rochelle.rogers@alaska.gov

8. The origin of the proposed action:

(X) staff of state agency
( ) federal government
( ) general public
( ) petition for regulation change
( ) other

9. Date: May 14, 2014

10. Prepared by:   

Rochelle Rogers, Regulations Coordinator
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education                 
(907) 465-6718

Notice
Additional Notice Information
Draft Regulations for Public Comment


REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) - State Scholarship and Grant Management System

 

May 2014

Please respond no later than 5:00 PM Alaska Time, Friday, May 30, 2014.

General Information about the RFI: The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) is seeking information for the purpose of learning about options available to the state to manage the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) and the Alaska Education Grant (AEG) programs. Download the attached RFI for the complete notice.

Written responses may be sent by: US Mail, fax, or e-mail to the following address. Please note the State does not accept responsibility for failed fax or emailed response deliveries.

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
c/o Cheryl Sams, Procurement Officer
3030 Vintage Blvd. Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: (907) 465-6698
FAX: (907) 465-5316
cheryl.sams@alaska.gov

Request for Information
Questions and Answers

 


 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA STUDENT LOAN CORPORATION

 

The Alaska Student Loan Corporation (ASLC) Board of Directors Meeting

ASLC will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the offices of the Corporation at 3030 Vintage Blvd., Juneau, Alaska. The meeting is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 10:00 a.m.

Agenda items will include the following items: Set 2014-2015 education loan interest rates, approve 2014-2015 Borrower Benefits, approve regulations for public notice, and consideration of the 2014-2015 loan origination fee.

Persons interested in obtaining an agenda or teleconference bridge number for the meeting may contact Rochelle Rogers, Corporation Secretary, P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6740. Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda. For individuals with a disability who may need special accommodations to attend the public meeting, please contact the ASLC Executive Office at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or by calling (907) 465-6740, or TDD (907) 465-3143 by the close of business on Thursday, May 1, 2014.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will hold its spring quarterly meeting at 9:00 a.m., Monday, March 31, 2014. Scheduled time for oral public testimony will be announced prior to the meeting.

Included on the Commission meeting agenda are the following action items: a presentation relative to the Alaska Learning Network, an online strategy to make public secondary education more accessible across Alaska; and the adoption of proposed changes in regulations relating to the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement for institutions seeking to offer distance education programs across state borders. 
   
The meeting will originate from the Chilkat room located in the Goldbelt Hotel at 51 Egan Drive, Juneau, Alaska. Persons interested in obtaining an agenda, scheduled time for public testimony, or bridge number to participate telephonically in the meeting may contact the executive office, ACPE, at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call (907) 465-6718 or TDD (907) 465-3143 before 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014. Circumstances may cause items to be either added or deleted from the agenda. For individuals who may need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the Executive Director’s office at the address or telephone number above by 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will hold a special teleconference meeting at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, March 27, 2014.

The purpose of the meeting will be to provide members an update on legislation of interest to the Commission. The only action item on the agenda would relate to members taking a position on legislation.

The teleconference will originate from the Commission’s Juneau office located at 3030 Vintage Blvd., Juneau, AK 99801. Persons interested in obtaining a bridge number for the teleconference meeting may contact the executive office, ACPE, at P. O. Box 110505, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505, or call Rochelle Rogers, Commission Secretary at (907) 465-6718 or TDD (907) 465-3143 before 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2014. For individuals who may need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the Executive Director’s office at the address or telephone number above by 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2014.