Class of 2022 APS Eligibility Update:

The standardized test score (ACT, SAT, WorkKeys) requirement for Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) eligibility is in effect for the Class of 2022. ACPE will continue to monitor test administrations cancellations in Alaska for the remainder of the school year and will communicate any changes to APS eligibility requirements as needed.

If you would like to receive additional APS updates, as available, sign-up here.

Funding for APS, AEG, and the WWAMI program for the 2021-22 academic year
State of Alaska funding for APS, AEG, and the WWAMI program for the 2021-22 academic year is in the process of being resolved. Although award funding is not yet finalized, funding is expected, and students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA (studentaid.gov), apply for scholarships, and work with campus advisors in preparation for the Fall 2021 semester. Details regarding award funding will be available by the end of June. Sign-up here to directly receive notifications.

ACPE offers COVID-19 Economic Hardship Forbearance

In response to the COVID-19 emergency, ACPE is making a COVID-19 related economic hardship forbearance available to our customers with Alaska state education loans. This forbearance postpones payments for three months and may be extended if needed.

Please contact us to request a forbearance on your Alaska state education loan at acpe@alaska.gov or 800-441-2962 option #1.


ACT, SAT, and WorkKeys requirement waived for Class of 2021

For the graduating class of 2021, the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education will continue to administratively suspend the ACT, SAT and WorkKeys requirement for Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) eligibility. APS eligibility and award level will be determined by meeting the existing rigorous curriculum and GPA. Details of this waiver and any other changes to APS policies are available at aps.alaska.gov

APS Continuing Eligibility Changes
ACPE is pleased to announce Governor Dunleavey has approved a suspension of regulations related to the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) continuing eligibility (CE) credit hour requirements for the Spring 2020 term. This suspension applies to students who attended between March 11th and July 16th.

Students who did not meet the standard CE credit hour requirements have been updated to meeting CE requirements. You can check your eligibility status on your Alaska Student Aid Portal (ASAP) account. Please review the Q&A’s to answer some common questions. Download Continuing Eligibility APS FAQs here.

If you have additional questions, please submit a Help request via your ASAP account or email us at ACPE@alaska.gov.

Do you have federal loans with ACPE?

On April 1, 2020, the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) will transfer the servicing of all ACPE's Federal Education Loan(s) to American Education Services (AES). For more information, please review these frequently asked questions acpe.alaska.gov/fedLoanFAQ.