Higher Education

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Check out our resources for finding the right school for you and figuring out how to pay for it.

Free University Courses

Free Online Courses
Are you thinking about college but aren't sure what you'd like to learn? Take some free University courses!

University Scholarships and Grants

We provide more than $120 billion in federal student aid each year to help pay for college or career school.

Federal Pell Grant
Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree.
Amounts can change yearly. For the 2016–17 award year (July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017), the maximum award is $5,815. The amount you get, though, will depend on your financial need, your cost of attendance, your status as a full-time or part-time student, and ​your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit received by individuals who complete terms of national service in approved AmeriCorps programs, such as AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, or AmeriCorps State and National. Since the program’s founding in 1994, almost 1 million AmeriCorps members have earned more than $2.4 billion in education awards.

Western Undergraduate Exchange
Participating schools provide in-state tuition to students from certain states.

Financial Planning Help from the Anchorage School District
Help with financial aid searches and applications, lists of local funding assistance and help with putting together a scholarship portfolio page.

Alaska College Planning Resources
Free college planning, financial aid and loan resources for Alaskans.

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Test Prep Help

Learning Express Library
Build a solid foundation for your future by achieving success in high school. Prepare for high school entrance and exit exams, prepare for AP tests or practice for the GED. Build a resume, search for a college, practice for the SAT, PSAT and ACT. Prepare for Firefighters and Law enforcement exams, cosmetology license and much more!

Free Online Tutoring

Free Online Tutoring
All ages welcome. Connect with a free online tutor for specialized help with whatever you're working on--from math problems to job search help.

Local Higher Education

Alaska Pacific University
Students are at the center of all we do here at Alaska Pacific University. Representing the aspirations and collective wisdom of our community, APU delivers an education that is collaborative, innovative, and transformational. Encouraging student development, supporting community engagement, and honoring Alaska’s Indigenous heritage, APU seeks to cultivate a unique and powerful educational experience.

King Tech High School
King Tech High School prepares students for entry-level positions in career fields and/or post-secondary education or training. Over 25 career pathway programs are offered. Nineteen are taught by industry professionals; the others are taught by teachers with extensive knowledge in industry standards. Learning from those who have “been there” raises both student engagement and achievement. We live by the belief that we have two groups of stakeholders: our students and industry.

University of Alaska Anchorage
The University of Alaska Anchorage is the state's largest post secondary institution. It is comprised of the Anchorage Campus located in the heart of Alaska's largest city, as well as Kenai Peninsula College, Matanuska Susitna College, Kodiak College and Prince William Sound College, all located in some of the most beautiful places in Alaska.