The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) promotes access to and success in education and career training beyond high school. They provide many financial aid opportunities. Many of them are endowed by the Alaska Higher Education Investment Fund.
The Alaska Education Grant (AEG) provides up to $4,000 per year of needs-based financial assistance to Alaskans attending qualifying postsecondary institutions in Alaska. Awards are prioritized based on financial need. For more information, see below
The Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) provides Alaska high school graduates an opportunity to earn up to $4,755 per year towards their postsecondary education. Recipients can use the scholarship for up to four years at eligible universities, colleges, and career training centers in Alaska. For more information information, see below.
Colleges provide institutional grants and scholarships to help make up the difference between college costs and what a family can be expected to contribute through income, savings, loans, and student earnings. Awards may be based on academic merit, artistic or athletic talent, financial need, or other factors. You can learn more about the types of institutional grants and scholarships awarded by checking each college's financial aid website.
Private scholarships provide funding for students who meet the requirements specified by the donor organization. Local organizations or businesses may offer scholarships to students who plan to study at a regional college or plan to pursue a degree in a particular field of study.
Check with your High School Guidance Counselor office for details about local and regional scholarships.
Juneau Office (Session)
350 North Franklin St.
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: (907) 463-3086