- The first F in FAFSA stands for "Free." So you can fill it out online for free in under 30 minutes.
- Make sure you apply through FAFSA.ed.gov, and not FAFSA.com. FAFSA.com is a proprietary website that is not affiliated with the Department of Education, and is not a free resource.
- If you have listed our school code (011462) on the FAFSA, we will receive an electronic copy. UAA requires access to a current and valid FAFSA in order for us to process any of your financial aid.
- If you are selected for FAFSA Verification, you are required to complete a Verification Worksheet and other financial forms before any financial aid can be processed or disbursed.
Before you start applying for financial aid, there are few requirements to consider:
For more details you can visit the Admissions website or call (907) 786-1480.
Steps to Receiving Your Financial Aid
Step 1: Complete your FAFSA
Step 2: Apply for UAA Scholarships
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 recieve UAA Scholarships for Fall 2014 or Spring 2015, the deadline has unfortunately already passed. Applications currently being submitted will be considered primarily for the 2015-2016 academic year. Please visit the UAA Scholarship website for further information.
Step 3: Review your financial aid award letter
After we receive an electronic copy of your Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA), we will mail you a UAA Financial Aid Award Letter within a few weeks. All new students will be sent a physical letter in mail. Returning students will be sent all further award letters through their preferred e-mail addresses only. Along with your Award Letter, you will find a copy of the Financial Aid Award Conditions. Please read through all these documents carefully, because they contain important information about your financial aid.
Step 4: Accept or decline financial aid awards
Step 5: Complete online Loan Entrance Counseling
Step 6: Complete the Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)
The Master Promissory Note is an official, legal document in which you agree to certain terms, conditions, and repayment requirements of your loan. Once you have completed an MPN, this agreement will also be applied to any other direct loans you decide to take out in the next 10 years. However, a separate MPN is required for Direct Stafford loans, Graduate PLUS loans, and Parent PLUS loans.
All Direct Loan Master Promissory notes can be accessed and e-signed. Each MPN takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Step 7: Monitor Your Financial Aid Status on UAOnline
You are responsible for monitoring your Financial Aid status. Therefore it is important that you do the two following things:
After your award letter is mailed to you, communications regarding your financial aid will come via your UAOnline account and your UAA email account. If you have any further questions E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at (907)786-1480.