The start of yet another college/training school year is upon us.
Christina Campbell |
College & Career Training
, Success Center
, Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
, Financial Aid
, Postsecondary Education Planning |
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, Today in the Success Center
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As you enjoy the final weeks of summer, make sure to prepare for your transition to college or training - whether you're returning or starting for the first time.
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?
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.
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...
Admissions application – check. FAFSA complete – check. Got my financial aid award letter – what is that?
There are many myths surrounding the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (the FAFSA), which may effectively discourage individuals from applying. One of the most common myths is that “My parents make too much money, so I won’t qualify for aid.” Wrong!
Lots of students become very ambitious when taking courses. In high school, taking six or seven classes each semester is the norm, however, that is not the norm in college. Some students may become overwhelmed and stop showing up to a specific class because they are falling behind. Little did they know, instructors can give a student an F if they stop showing up to classes without formally dropping or withdrawing. So I do recommend that you talk to your instructor if you are having trouble i...
If loans are part of your plan for college or career training, the first way to save is to do your research and pick the best loan. But there’s another secret to big savings: payments in school.