A college education has become a significant expense for most families and requires careful planning. Whatever your financial situation is, we encourage you to use this information to help you understand college funding so you can navigate the financial aid process with greater ease.
States provide many financial aid opportunities to help ease the cost of a college education. Please select the state you reside in to learn about state sponsored internships, scholarships and financial aid programs for undergraduate students and assistantships, fellowships, and residency programs for graduate and professional students.
For more detailed information on state financial aid programs contact:
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE)
3030 Vintage Blvd.
Juneau, Alaska 99801-7100
907/465.2962 or 800/441-2962 Customer Service
707 A Street, Suite 206
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3600
The following are financial aid programs available to students who are residents of the state of Alaska.
A.W. “Winn” Brindle Memorial Education Loan
The A.W. “Winn” Brindle Memorial Education Loan Program was established in memory of A.W. “Winn” Brindle who was president of the Wards Cove Packing Company and Columbia Wards Fisheries. It is funded by private donations and contributions from fisheries in exchange for state tax credits. The funds provide educational loans to Alaska residents for full-time study in fisheries-related programs.
No annual or lifetime loan limits.
Up to 50% forgiveness benefits to qualifying borrowers.
How to Apply
Apply online now to receive an immediate response to your credit check. You can also download and submit a paper application.
If you have any questions about the Winn Brindle Loan Program, call (907) 465-6741.
Alaska Performance Scholarship
The new Alaska Performance Scholarship is an invitation to excellence for Alaska students and schools. Proposed by the Parnell Administration and supported by the Alaska Legislature, the program aims to improve high school performance and encourage Alaskans to better prepare for postsecondary education and career success.
Starting with the high school graduating class of 2011, Alaska Performance Scholarship awards will be available for postsecondary education and training to qualifying students who pursue a rigorous high school curriculum and perform well on a college- or career-readiness assessment.
My Steps to Qualify for the APS