ERIC Number: ED401825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Student Aid Handbook, 1996-1997.
Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
This booklet contains suggestions to assist Alaskans interested in postsecondary education through the process of selecting a school, a program, and a financial plan. The document proposes as a first step that potential students research fields in which they are interested, talk to people in the field, confer with high school and college counselors, and study school catalogs. At the same time, the booklet recommends that they consider, among other things: the institution's accreditation status, national accreditation, or state authorization; quality, currency, and transferability of courses; retention and/or graduation rate; program length; program cost; comparison of program costs to potential earnings; and availability of a placement service. The booklet presents criteria to qualify for loans through a number of Alaska state and federal scholarship and grant programs, application procedures, and contact telephone numbers. The concluding section describes services which provide educational and occupational information and counseling services, youth and adult education or training programs, and career development programs. (MAH)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Choice, Educational Finance, Federal Programs, Financial Services, Financial Support, Higher Education, Paying for College, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, 3030 Vintage Blvd., Juneau, AK 99801.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska