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.


2015-16 Federal Financial Aid Info

  1. You can verify whether we've received your 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. 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:

What is the "FAFSA?" Watch the video below:

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.


UAA Financial Aid Disclosure Information

Making the decision to pursue a degree is a big step, and there are many factors to consider when choosing where to enroll,.

The following resources are available to assist with comparing cost, financial assistance, and outcomes.

The staff of UAA Office of Student Financial Assistance is ready to assist students and their families. If you have any questions about financial aid at University of Alaska Anchorage, please contact us so that we can provide answers to your questions.

Planning Information

The College Scorecard

Created and hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, The College Scorecard provides information designed to let prospective students compare information on cost, retention rates, and other critical data. It is located at:

UAA Net Price Calculator

The UAA Net Price Calculator provides applicants with an estimate of the average cost and financial aid, based on information that they provide. The Net Price Calculator is provided for undergraduate programs only at this time.

Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance information is provided by level (Undergraduate / Graduate) and is based on average cost for tuition and fees, books and supplies, housing and food, transportation, and personal expenses. The data is meant to be an estimate only, as each student's expenses will depend on many variables, including living arrangements.

Students whose actual expenses exceed their estimates can submit a Cost of Attendance/Budget Adjustment form.

The Shopping Sheet

Once an accepted or continuing student completes the FAFSA, UAA will notify the student of the aid the he/she is eligible for. Along with the online award offer (available through UAOnline), an online Shopping Sheet is provided along with the financial aid award as a way to provide clear, concise information on cost, financial aid, retention and graduation, and average debt information per career. Designed by the U.S. Department of Education, it provides award information in a standard format to allow students to easily compare cost and aid offers for schools they are considering. The Shopping Sheet is available to students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and have applied to UAA.

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For 2016-17 Scholarships!

The deadline for Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 UAA Scholarships has already passed. Current applications will be considered for the 2016-17 academic year. Please visit the UAA Scholarship website for further information.

Financial Aid

Updates & Changes

Federal Financial Aid policy is subject to frequent changes which may have significant effects on 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.