There are many reasons why Alaska’s high school graduates may not pursue postsecondary education or career training immediately after high school. Some may still belief that it is unnecessary; some may perceive it as unreachable; but for many it comes down to a lack of encouragement and much needed guidance, especially individuals who would be the first ones in their families to pursue postsecondary education or career training, or those from low-income families. The reality is harsh,...
Students of all ages should use summer months to explore their interests
You may have heard that test scores to qualify for the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) have been waved for the class of 2021 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. This means that more Alaska students may be eligible for the APS, if they met the course curriculum and minimum 2.5 GPA requirements. Do you think you might be one of those students or know of someone who might?
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Whether you are transitioning to postsecondary education and training, the workforce, or moving up a grade in school, your Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS) portfolio is your one-stop resource.
If you’re college bound, or already in college, you know that you can always use a little extra money, whether it’s to buy groceries or to help pay your tuition bill. One of the best ways to earn it is to take advantage of Federal Work-Study.
ACPE offers various FAFSA completion pathways to assist Alaska students and their families through the FAFSA process, and to ensure their needs are met in a professional and stress-free environment. ACPE’s FAFSA assistance is readily available via FAFSA Time Alaska events, weekly FAFSA Wednesdays, and by appointment via the ACPE Success Center.
What can I learn about myself using Career Assessments?
It's time to complete your FAFSA - learn how ACPE is here to help you through each step of the process.
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, over a person without one. To get a college degree or training, however, takes money. Not every person will have the money to be able to authorize a debit purchase for costs of college or training. And, unfortunately, not every student will be eligible for grants and scholarships to help pay the bil...
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, state agencies, Alaska Native Corporations, Alaska Native Tribal Organizations, and local non-profit organizations to attend its annual Alaska College & Career Advising Consortium (ACAC) Training.