Free Application for Student Aid help offered

Current and prospective college students are reminded that financial aid is available to them regardless of income level, accessible through the completion of the 2016-17 FAFSA. The U.S. Department of Education uses the FAFSA to evaluate eligibility for the Pell Grant, Work-Study and federal student loans. The state uses it to determine eligibility for aid programs such as the Alaska Education Grant and the Alaska Performance Scholarship. It is also required for KPC’s campus-based scholarships, UA Foundation scholarships and many private scholarships. The FAFSA must be completed each academic year.

To assist the community, KPC Financial Aid staff is partnering with the Alaska Commission on Post-Secondary Education to provide a public ‘Financial Aid Completion Night’ at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 in room 181 of the Brockel building.

Jordan Brown from ACPE, along with Kathi Overpeck, KPC’s financial aid coordinator, will answer questions and give hands-on assistance to students and their families to complete the FAFSA. Attendees will need to estimate their tax information. It is suggested to bring 2015 W2’s or 2014 tax returns if 2015 is going to be a fairly close repeat of the same.

For more information, contact Brown by email at jordan.brown@alaska.gov or Overpeck, at 262-0331 or email kaoverpeck3@kpc.alaska.edu.

Important deadlines reminder

The spring semester payment deadline is 5 p.m. on Feb. 1; a $125 late payment fee will be assessed on Feb. 2. An additional late payment levy of $175 will be assessed on outstanding accounts on March 22.

The last day for student-initiated withdrawal from a course is Friday, April 8. For more information, contact Campus Services at 262-0330 or email iyinfo@kpc.alaska.edu.

Subscribe to KPC’s daily news blast: kpcWORD!

KPC provides many public events at little or no cost to the public. To keep up on what’s going on at KPC via email, send a request to iynews@kpc.alaska.edu.

The digital publication, known as the kpcWORD, is produced each week day during the fall and spring semesters. A popular feature of the newsletter is the Photo of Day. Images are submitted by subscribers and it is a great way for photographers to have their work seen and appreciated. Please send horizontal-format, digital images to iynews@kpc.alaska.edu and photo captions are appreciated.

The kpcWord can also be accessed via the KPC website atkpc.alaska.edu/kpcword.

Free Irish music and folklore

Make plans to attend KRC’s spring semester Irish music celebration featuring renowned musicians John Walsh on the tenor banjo, Pat Broader playing the bouzouki and providing vocals, along with Dan Gurney playing the button accordion.

This KPC Showcase event will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, in the Ward building. The free concert is always well attended and it is suggested that attendees arrive on time to secure seating.

This event is a collaborative effort of the UAA Diversity Action Council, KRC Student Union and the KPC Multicultural Consortium. For more information, contact Diane Taylor at 262-0328 or email dttaylor@kpc.alaska.edu.

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