Financial Aid Opportunities related to Arctic Engineering
Tuition waivers. The UAA School of Engineering has a limited number of graduate tuition waivers that may be awarded on a competitive basis to students whose academic performance and financial circumstances warrant assistance. Applications for tuition waivers are generally due by two weeks after the start of classes for Fall semester and Spring semester.
Teaching Assistantships. The UAA School of Engineering has a limited number of Teaching Assistantships for students residing in Anchorage that require up to 10 hours per week of assistance to undergraduate instructors with grading papers, laboratory preparations, laboratory teaching, and tutoring. Hourly pay is on the order of $12.00 - 13.50 per hour (as of July 2003). Applications for teaching are generally due by two weeks after the start of classes for Fall semester and Spring semester.
Research Assistantships. Faculty and research staff of the School of Engineering typically have research grant support available for graduate students to assist with laboratory or field measurements, data analysis, numerical simulations, and related aspects of academic research projects. The number and type of research projects varies from time to time. Informal inquiries to the Dean, Program Chairs, or individual faculty are the best way to start applying for research assistantships. Graduate students who have advanced to candidacy are typically more competitive for research assistantships.
Fellowships. The University of Alaska Anchorage is a qualified National Science Foundation “EPSCoR” (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) campus. As such, graduate student fellowships for approximately $17,000 annual stipend are competitively awarded each year to UAA graduate students in science and engineering. Applications for EPSCoR fellowship must be endorsed by a UAA faculty member and must be focused on subjects specified by the EPSCoR program (http://www.alaska.edu/epscor/). Other federal and State agencies also offer fellowship opportunities, some of which will be posted on the School of Engineering web site. All UAA graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Other financial aid. A variety financial aid programs, including college loans, are administered through the UAA Student Financial Aid office. More information is available at http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/financialaid/.