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Loans Myths You Don’t Want to Fall for

Loans Myths You Don’t Want to Fall for

In the hierarchy of financial aid, you should always seek gift-aid first before taking out a student loan, but the cost of attendance can often exceed the amount of gift-aid – if that is the case, st...

Loans Myths You Don’t Want to Fall for
Alaska Performance Scholarship: Using it for Career & Technical Training!

Alaska Performance Scholarship: Using it for Career & Technical Training!

Not everyone has a desire to be college bound during their senior year. Instead, they may be focused on career and technical education (CTE) training options to start their career and enter into the ...

Alaska Performance Scholarship: Using it for Career & Technical Training!
What Makes YOU Stand Out

What Makes YOU Stand Out

Do you know someone who makes $500 per hour? That could happen with a scholarship application. It is worth the time it takes to pay close attention to the application instructions, the details of th...

What Makes YOU Stand Out
Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study

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...

Federal Work-Study
You Graduated!  What’s Next?

You Graduated! What’s Next?

How are you preparing for you the workforce? What are your resources? Who is in your network?

You Graduated! What’s Next?
What are Financial Aid Award letters?

What are Financial Aid Award letters?

A financial aid award letter is a letter from a college or career-training program that explains the breakdown of costs of attendance as well as any financial aid you receive. In order to receive a fi...

What are Financial Aid Award letters?
Aggregate Loan Limit - the limit DOES exist

Aggregate Loan Limit - the limit DOES exist

Whenever we assist students with financial aid (especially when the student is considering student loans), we make sure the student is aware of the logistics – the what/why/where. A topic that comes ...

Aggregate Loan Limit - the limit DOES exist
What are the AmeriCorps, The Peace Corps, and Job Corps all about?

What are the AmeriCorps, The Peace Corps, and Job Corps all about?

Many of our blogs are focused on individuals who seek to improve themselves through colleges and career-training programs. However, there are several different avenues available to assist with self-g...

What are the AmeriCorps, The Peace Corps, and Job Corps all about?
Apply Now Alaska - The Alaskan Chapter of American Application Campaign

Apply Now Alaska - The Alaskan Chapter of American Application Campaign

Apply Now Alaska is an Alaskan Chapter of the American College Application Campaign – a nationwide effort to increase the number of low-income and first-generation students applying to postsecondary ...

Apply Now Alaska - The Alaskan Chapter of American Application Campaign
Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce - Alaska's AHEC

Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce - Alaska's AHEC

One of the many challenges of rural Alaska is the lack of qualified health professionals. Many residents need to travel hundreds of miles with various modes of transportation to receive needed care. T...

Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce - Alaska's AHEC
In the hierarchy of financial aid, you should always seek gift-aid first before taking out a student loan, but the cost of attendance can often exceed the amount of gift-aid – if that is the case, student loans are a viable option. When looking at your loan options, make sure to research the interest rates, repayment logistics, and always read the fine print (usually located in the promissory note). To help you navigate through the realm of student loans, we listed a few myths below:
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Not everyone has a desire to be college bound during their senior year. Instead, they may be focused on career and technical education (CTE) training options to start their career and enter into the workforce. Just like college, there can be costs associated with getting an education. Thankfully, the Alaska Performance Scholarship can be used at CTE Institutions and Training Centers.
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Do you know someone who makes $500 per hour? That could happen with a scholarship application. It is worth the time it takes to pay close attention to the application instructions, the details of the application form itself, and the supporting documents required for the scholarship. Here are some tips to help you stand out in a stack of scholarship applications.
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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.
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How are you preparing for you the workforce? What are your resources? Who is in your network?
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A financial aid award letter is a letter from a college or career-training program that explains the breakdown of costs of attendance as well as any financial aid you receive. In order to receive a financial award letter, most institutions require you submit an admissions application and complete the FAFSA (with the school(s) listed on the FAFSA). The financial aid office will use the information from your Student Aid Report once you complete and submit your FAFSA, and use the Expected Family C...
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Whenever we assist students with financial aid (especially when the student is considering student loans), we make sure the student is aware of the logistics – the what/why/where. A topic that comes up often (especially when we work with students whom are in the last stages of their program) is aggregate [student] loan limits. Below is a quick breakdown of aggregate loan limits:
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Many of our blogs are focused on individuals who seek to improve themselves through colleges and career-training programs. However, there are several different avenues available to assist with self-growth and self-learning – the various Corps! Let’s explore a quick snap shot of each Corp and what they offer:
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Apply Now Alaska is an Alaskan Chapter of the American College Application Campaign – a nationwide effort to increase the number of low-income and first-generation students applying to postsecondary institutions. The primary focus of this initiative is to help high school seniors navigate the complex application and admissions process, and to ensure that they apply to at least one college/university, trade/vocational/career training school, or a registered apprenticeship program. High schools d...
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One of the many challenges of rural Alaska is the lack of qualified health professionals. Many residents need to travel hundreds of miles with various modes of transportation to receive needed care. The mission of AHEC Scholars is to send students to communities across the state to introduce them to the places that need their expertise the most and prepare them for the realities of their career path. The Alaska AHEC addresses its mission by working in the following areas:
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