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Stay on Course & Graduate with Less Debt: The Cost of Not Finishing College

Stay on Course & Graduate with Less Debt: The Cost of Not Finishing College

We can all agree that college is not cheap. Figuring out a clear plan for you to achieve the goal of finishing takes a great deal of time, energy, and finances. Choosing how to invest your money is so...

Stay on Course & Graduate with Less Debt: The Cost of Not Finishing College
6 People to Know on Campus

6 People to Know on Campus

Adapting to college life can be challenging. To make the best of your experience rely on the “go-to” people who can be a valuable resource to you. There will be a number of people you will meet thro...

6 People to Know on Campus
The non-college part of college: resources and tips for childcare, food, housing, and other assistance

The non-college part of college: resources and tips for childcare, food, housing, and other assistance

My sister, who is 30 years old and a mother of two, decided to go back to college to finish her degree in Human Resources – Yay, sister! After the excitement subsided, the reality of life sunk in and...

The non-college part of college: resources and tips for childcare, food, housing, and other assistance
How to Battle Homesickness

How to Battle Homesickness

It's finally time to say your goodbyes and head to your new “home” for the next x-amount of years. You get there and the homesickness settles in. Homesickness can make the experience of moving away ...

How to Battle Homesickness
Online Education- Is it for me?

Online Education- Is it for me?

Over the past few years, I have seen more and more advertising about online classes and education. It shouldn’t be surprising as more and more students find online education more appealing. There i...

Online Education- Is it for me?
AKCIS Tools for Adult Learners

AKCIS Tools for Adult Learners

Are you looking to move from a job to a career?  Maybe you are looking for a promotion, or you’re looking to provide an example of life-long learning to your kids.  Not sure where to start or how to ...

AKCIS Tools for Adult Learners
Parental Tips for Freshman College Bound Students

Parental Tips for Freshman College Bound Students

Congratulations, parents— you survived the teen years and now your high school graduate is headed to college. The first year of transition is the hardest. There’s still much to be done (as if the en...

Parental Tips for Freshman College Bound Students
Finding Financial Resources for Postsecondary Education

Finding Financial Resources for Postsecondary Education

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 t...

Finding Financial Resources for Postsecondary Education
If you haven’t attended new student orientation, here are the five reasons to!

If you haven’t attended new student orientation, here are the five reasons to!

If you have applied to a university or program, you may find that they recommend attending new student orientation. Orientations may vary from a couple of hours to a full two-day commitment. Here ar...

If you haven’t attended new student orientation, here are the five reasons to!
Postsecondary Paths

Postsecondary Paths

It is important to know that there are many options underneath the umbrella of postsecondary education – which is great because one option may work for one but not for another. Some prefer the classr...

Postsecondary Paths
We can all agree that college is not cheap. Figuring out a clear plan for you to achieve the goal of finishing takes a great deal of time, energy, and finances. Choosing how to invest your money is something to seriously think about, and above all—life happens. With all the people who start college or career training, more than half do not finish. We encourage those who haven’t finished to go ahead and try again. Here’s why:
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Adapting to college life can be challenging. To make the best of your experience rely on the “go-to” people who can be a valuable resource to you. There will be a number of people you will meet throughout your college life but a few key people to keep in mind as you start your journey include the following:
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My sister, who is 30 years old and a mother of two, decided to go back to college to finish her degree in Human Resources – Yay, sister! After the excitement subsided, the reality of life sunk in and it came time to review resources available to assist her with the college journey. First, we talked about financial aid options, and then we went over admissions. After all that, she had questions about other resources that could assist with childcare. That made me think, every postsecondary stud...
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It's finally time to say your goodbyes and head to your new “home” for the next x-amount of years. You get there and the homesickness settles in. Homesickness can make the experience of moving away nerve-wracking, but it may not be home you miss, but rather what is familiar to you. I have a few tips to help you overcome homesickness:
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Over the past few years, I have seen more and more advertising about online classes and education. It shouldn’t be surprising as more and more students find online education more appealing. There is more to it than staying in our pajamas all day or any other stereotype people can think of. Let’s look at some quick pros and cons to online education:
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Are you looking to move from a job to a career?  Maybe you are looking for a promotion, or you’re looking to provide an example of life-long learning to your kids.  Not sure where to start or how to make the right decisions for you?  ACPE and the Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS.org) has FREE tools to help you from every angle
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Congratulations, parents— you survived the teen years and now your high school graduate is headed to college. The first year of transition is the hardest. There’s still much to be done (as if the entire college planning process, ACT’s, SAT’s etc. weren’t enough.) But keep in mind, you’re in the home stretch and it’s not as if you are dropping your firstborn off in a basket out in the big RW (Real World.) You are just taking them to college. Never the less, to help with the anxiety here is...
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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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If you have applied to a university or program, you may find that they recommend attending new student orientation. Orientations may vary from a couple of hours to a full two-day commitment. Here are the top five reasons to attend an orientation event:
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It is important to know that there are many options underneath the umbrella of postsecondary education – which is great because one option may work for one but not for another. Some prefer the classroom setting; others prefer hands-on training, or a hybrid of both. The questions below are a great way to gauge what postsecondary path aligns with your preferred style of learning.
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