How to Apply for Financial Aid


Mission Statement

The Office of Student Financial Assistance strives to make a significant and positive difference in the lives of students through quality customer service that meets their educational needs, and efficient processing and delivery of financial aid.


2014-15 Federal Financial Aid Info

  1. You can verify whether we've received your 2014-15 FAFSA by checking your UAOnline account.
  2. If you are required to submit additional documentation to our office, we encourage you do so as soon as possible, to prevent delay in awarding.
  3. New students who accept loans will need to:
  4. You can complete these requirements any time, but UAA will not officially receive this information from the Department of Education until July 2014. This does not mean your information was incorrectly submitted, but merely that the processing of it has not reached us yet.
  5. Continuing students who have used loans previously are not required to complete another promissory note, or counseling.


FAFSA Resources

If you're unable to attend one of our FAFSA workshops, please refer to the following resources for additional assistance:

The Alaska Commission on Post-Secondary Education (ACPE) offers one-on-one Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) assistance. ACPE staff are available Monday-Friday from 11 am to 2 pm at the UAA One Stop in the University Center.


Financial Aid Updates & Changes

Federal Financial Aid policy is subject to frequent changes. There may be significant changes for any college and university students with financial aid. If you have any questions about how the changes might impact you, please contact the UAA One Stop at the University Center. Read more at our Federal Student Aid Changes page.


Charge Textbooks to your Student Account

Many students are able to charge textbooks to their student accounts! Anchorage campus students can do so through the campus bookstore.


Correspondence Policies

The Office of Student Financial Assistance communicates with students primarily through their UAA email accounts. New students will be sent one physical copy of their financial aid award letter in the mail, but all other correspondence will be sent electronically. It is therefore the student's responsibility to check their email account frequently.

If you have designated a preferred email address, will we send all further financial aid messages to that account.

If you would like a physical copy of further award letters, you can print one through your UAOnline account.


Annual Scholarship Deadline

To apply for scholarships at UAA, you must submit the UAOnline Scholarship Application before February 15th of the academic year.

Therefore, if you wish to apply for UAA Scholarships for Fall 2015 or Spring 2016, you must submit your UAOnline Scholarship Application by February 15, 2015. If you wish to receive UAA Scholarships for Fall 2014 or Spring 2015, the deadline has unfortunately already passed. Applications currently being submitted will be considered for the 2015-16 academic year. Please visit the UAA Scholarship website for further information.



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