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AK submits fewer college aid requests than other states


December 17, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An analysis of federal data shows Alaska’s high school seniors applied for college financial aid at a lower rate than students in all other U.S. states.

Only 11.5% of Alaska’s 2021 senior class applied for higher education financial assistance as of Dec. 4, The Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, widely known as FAFSA, started accepting submissions in October.

The application, which students usually complete ahead of submitting college applications, provides access to federal and state grants, scholarships and lo...

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