The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application for the AEG. You must select at least one qualifying Alaska Institution of higher education at the time of your FAFSA filing to be considered for the AEG. Students need to apply each year they wish to be considered for an award. ACPE encourages students to apply early for award prioritization.
Qualifying students - those who have completed the upcoming academic year's FAFSA and meet the initial eligibility requirements - will be sent an AEG Intent Form during the summer months. The Intent Form notification is sent via email. Students who receive the AEG Intent Form notification must complete and return the Form within the timeline specified in the email.
To qualify for an Alaska Education Grant a student must: Be an Alaska resident for at least 365 days prior to filling the FAFSA, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Have a high school diploma or GED; Be admitted into an undergraduate degree or vocational certificate program at a qualifying Alaska institution; Be enrolled at minimum half-time status; Not have earned a prior baccalaureate degree; and Meet satisfactory academic progress requirements per institution guidelines.