Financial Aid Top 10 List

Things every UA student should know about financial aid.

  1. UA awards roughly $100 million per year in financial aid, with around half of all undergraduates receiving aid. Many more students might qualify if they applied. There is a LOT of financial aid available. 
  2. Regardless of your family’s income, there is financial aid you can qualify for by completing the FAFSA. 
  3. Degree seeking students can receive financial aid for classes that are offered at other UA campuses as well as their home campus. Even part-time students in degree programs can receive financial aid.
  4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov as early as possible to learn your eligibility for financial aid. It takes as little as 15-30 minutes to complete, and you can complete this BEFORE your taxes are done using estimated figures.
  5. Apply for admission and scholarships early and meet deadlines. Some of the "free money" programs have deadlines as early as February 15th, and others have funds that are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.
  6. Correspondence from your financial aid office will be sent to your university e-mail account, so check your e-mail and UAOnline at www.uaonline.alaska.edu frequently for updates and information.
  7. Read, read, and read. Avoid pitfalls and unnecessary delays in receiving your financial aid by reading and responding quickly to requests for more information.
  8. Your campus financial aid office provides workshops throughout the year for assistance in completing the FAFSA form and other useful topics.
  9. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or to ask questions.
  10. Campus Financial Aid Offices are located at:

UAA – University Center        
(907) 786-1480 financial.aid@uaa.alaska.edu

UAF – 101 Eielson Building
(907) 474-7256 financialaid@uaf.edu

UAS - 209 Novatney Building
(907) 796-6255 finaid@uas.alaska.edu

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