Amid much anticipation Wednesday, Gov. Sean Parnell announced this year's Permanent Fund Dividend amount to be $1,884. Sure, we'll take it. As will roughly 641,489 fellow Alaskans when checks are distributed on Oct. 2.
Permanent Fund Dividend applicants have until Aug. 31 to make changes or to enroll for direct deposit.
"The mind that has conceived a plan of living must never lose sight of the chaos against which that pattern was conceived.
From Monday through next Friday, the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education and the University of Alaska College Savings Plan will again partner to bring the message of "I Know I Can" to second-grade students in Juneau schools.
FAIRBANKS - The number of state residents directing Alaska Permanent Fund dividend money toward college savings increased each year between 1998 and 2008. Then came 2009.
ANCHORAGE - The University of Alaska College Savings Plan is reducing its fees to help Alaska families save for college.
FAIRBANKS - Administrators of the University of Alaska College Savings Plan hope a giveaway will revive interest from those who need to save money for higher education.
More Alaskans as well as Americans outside the state are setting aside money to attend college through the University of Alaska College Savings Plan.
JUNEAU - The University of Alaska College Savings Plan and the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education are expanding the "I Know I Can" outreach effort to first- and second-graders in 32 classrooms across the state this year.
JUNEAU - Alaska Boys & Girls clubs Youth of the Year finalists will compete today in Juneau for three University of Alaska College Savings Plan college scholarships and an opportunity to attend Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year competition.
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