Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
Grant awards typically range from $500 to $4,000 annually. Awards are not automatically renewable. Recipients may re-apply each year by completing the FAFSA each year.
Varies, approximately 800 awards are disbursed each year.
The Alaska legislature created the AlaskAdvantage Education Grant Program (AEG) to provide need-based financial assistance to eligible Alaska students attending qualifying postsecondary educational institutions in Alaska. Qualifying applicants will be prioritized based on financial need. Students with the highest financial need will be awarded in order of need until funds are exhausted. To calculate financial need, the Expected Family Contribution from the ISIR and any available non-self help aid is subtracted from the Standard Alaska Cost of Attendance. The Standard Alaska Cost of Attendance is the average annual cost of tuition and required fees at the University of Alaska system for both full-time and half-time attendance, plus the annual average cost of living for both dependent and independent students. The program was specifically designed to set aside a portion of available grant funds as priority awards for applicants who demonstrating exceptional academic preparation for higher education (as documented by top quartile SAT or ACT scores), and for otherwise eligible applicants who are enrolled in qualifying workforce shortage programs: Allied health sciences; Community or social service; and Teaching; and Process industries/natural resources extraction support.
Additional information about this award is available from the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education website. Students apply for the AlaskAdvantage Education Grant by completing a Free Applicat ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.