Mission Statement

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


Timeline for 2014/15 Federal Financial Aid Awarding

Week of March 10th: We will begin awarding students that are not currently enrolled in spring 2014 UA classes and have indicated on their FAFSA that they/spouse/parents are either not required to file or have already filed their 2013 tax information. 

Week of April 28th: We will begin awarding students that are not currently enrolled in spring 2014 UA classes and have indicated on their FAFSA that they/spouse/parents "will file" their taxes. To prevent delaying awarding until after the IRS tax filing deadline, please file your taxes as early as possible and update your tax information on your FAFSA.

Week of May 12th: We will begin awarding students that are currently enrolled in spring 2014 coursework. 

All applicants can verify that their 2014/15 FAFSA has been received by UAA by checking their UAOnline account. If an applicant is required to submit additional documentation to our office, we encourage them to do so as soon as possible, in order to prevent delay in awarding.


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 of Post-secondary Education (ACPE) offers one-on-one FAFSA assistance. ACPE staff are available Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at UAA One Stop, located in the University Center


Financial Aid Workshops

Introducing the $avvy $eawolf $eries! Come for free pizza and a chance to win a tuition award- stay for the invaluable information on    financial literacy.

Stretching Your Dollar: Put money back in your pocket by learning how to budget like a pro!

Check back for fall 2014 dates

Credit...the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Take charge by learning what credit really involves and how best to use it.

Check back for fall 2014 dates

The Loan Zone: Learn about loan options and strategies for reducing and managing debt.

Check back for fall 2014 dates- or attend one of our Loan Zone workshops below

The Loan Zone for Graduates: Get the facts on all things loan related, including debt management and loan repayment.
April 24, 6-7p.m., University Center, room 113
May 6, 6-7p.m., University Center, room 114                                       
May 8, 12-1p.m., University Center, room 114

The Loan Zone for New Students: Thinking about borrowing a student loan? Learn about student loans, the application process, and what to expect when borrowing student loans one of the following workshops this summer!

May 21, 6-7p.m., University Center, room 114
June 12, 6-7p.m., University Center, room 114
July 8, 6-7p.m., University Center, room 114

View the UAA Interactive Map here


Financial Literacy Resources

Check out CashCourse: Your Real-Life Money Guide website! This website is designed to give student's information that will allow them to make informed financial decisions.


Financial Aid Program Updates & Important Changes

Changes to federal legislation have resulted in some significant changes to student aid programs for all college and university students. Review the link below, and if you have any questions about how the changes will impact you , please contact the UAA One Stop at the University Center. Read more at our federal student aid changes webpage.


How to Charge Textbooks to your Student Account

More and more students are able to charge textbooks to their student account!

Click here to find out how.

Reminders about Financial Aid Communications

The Office of Student Financial Assistance uses UAA email accounts when communicating with students. Only new students will receive a copy of their financial aid award letter in the mail. It is the student's responsibility to check their email account frequently.  

If you wish to view or print your award letter, please visit your UAOnline account to do so.



Scholarship Deadline: February 15th!

The 2014/2015 UAA scholarship application deadline was February 15th. Applications currently being submitted, will be considered primarily for the 2015/16 academic year. Visit the UAA Scholarship website for application instructions.


It's time to file your 2013 tax returns! 

Education Tax Benefit Resource Guide

1098-T FAQ page




 Finish in Four

We want to encourage you to make conscious choices about your education. This is more than choosing classes every semester, it's about building a plan to get through college faster and at less cost. Check out ways to Stay on TRACK today!