Before you start applying for financial aid, there are few basic requirements to consider:
- You must be fully admitted to UAA to receive any financial aid.
- You must be admitted into a degree-seeking program (Associate of Arts/Science, Bachelor of
Arts/Science, or Masters Degree programs) or an eligible certificate program to receive any
- You must submit your final high school transcript
or equivalent qualification to receive any financial aid.
have received your final high-school transcript, your admission will be
placed in a "pending" status. Please see part II of the High School Completion Verification Form for more information.
- Students accepting federal student loans must be registered for a minimum of six credits as an undergraduate student, or a minimum
of five credits as a graduate student.
For more details you can visit the Admissions website or call (907) 786-1480.
Steps to Receiving Your Financial Aid
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Complete your FAFSA
- The first F in FAFSA stands for "Free." 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.
- List the UAA school code (011462) on the FAFSA, and we will automatically 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
Apply for UAA Scholarships
To apply for scholarships at UAA, you must submit the UAOnline Scholarship Application by February 15th before the start of the
academic year for which you are applying.
Example: If you wish to apply for UAA Scholarships for Fall 2016 or
Spring 2017, you must submit your UAOnline Scholarship Application by
February 15, 2016. If you wish to receive UAA Scholarships for Fall 2015 or
Spring 2016, the deadline has already passed.
Applications currently being submitted will be considered primarily for the 2016-2017 academic
year. However, there are a few scholarships that accept applications all year long, so please
consider applying even if the deadline has passed. Visit the UAA Scholarship website for
further information or select the "How to Apply for UAA Scholarships" link provided below.
How to Apply for UAA Scholarships
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.
Accept or decline your awards
- Log in to UAOnline to
accept or decline any of the offered awards. Federal Work Study awards may be
accepted or declined; federal student loans may be fully accepted,
partially accepted, or declined. Note: this step must be completed or loan requests will
not be processed.
- If you qualify for the Pell Grant or other scholarships or grants, they will automatically
be accepted for you as they are free money!
- If you have any difficulty accepting your awards, please refer to our detailed instructions on how to accept your awards.
Complete online Entrance Counseling
If you intend to borrow Federal
Stafford Loans, and you are a first time borrower, you must complete Federal Direct Loan Entrance
Counseling. Please be aware, if you do not complete your required Loan Entrance Counseling,
this will delay your Stafford Loan disbursements.
Complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note
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
Undergraduate and Graduate Direct Stafford subsidized and unsubsidized
borrowers who are in the Direct Loan Program will sign one promissory note
which can be used for all of that program's loans over multiple academic years.
Graduate/Professional student borrowers are also possibly eligible
for a Graduate PLUS loan. Eligibility for a Graduate PLUS loan is contingent upon
Parent PLUS loan borrowers can only take out this loan on a
dependent undergraduate student's behalf. This loan is also contingent upon creditworthiness.
All Direct Loan Master Promissory notes can be accessed and e-signed. Each MPN takes
approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Note: make sure you allow enough time to complete the entire process in a single
session. If you exit the web site before submitting your signed MPN in Step 8 and return
later, you'll have to start over beginning with Step 1!
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.