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.


2014-15 Federal Financial Aid Info

  1. You can verify whether we've received your 2014-15 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. You can complete these requirements any time, but UAA will not officially receive this information from the Department of Education until July 2014. This does not mean your information was incorrectly submitted, but merely that the processing of it has not reached us yet.
  5. 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 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.


Financial Aid Updates & Changes

Federal Financial Aid policy is subject to frequent changes. There may be significant changes for any college and university 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.


Annual Scholarship Deadline

To apply for scholarships at UAA, you must submit the UAOnline Scholarship Application before February 15th of the academic year.

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 receive UAA Scholarships for Fall 2014 or Spring 2015, the deadline has unfortunately already passed. Applications currently being submitted will be considered for the 2015-16 academic year. Please visit the UAA Scholarship website for further information.


UAA Financial Aid Disclosure Information

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

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

The staff of UAA Office of Student Financial Assistance are 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 career (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 the 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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