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Now that you're admitted...
Congratulations on being admitted to the University of Alaska Anchorage! You’re one step closer to officially becoming a Seawolf.
Next Steps for New Students
Work through each of the following processes to prepare for the first day of classes!
- 1. Apply for Financial Aid
Your decision to pursue a degree at UAA is a great investment in your future. The Office of Financial Aid is here to help make sure you maximize the opportunities and resources that are available to you when it comes to funding your education. Your first step is to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required to apply for all federal, state, and need-based institutional aid.
Applying for Financial Aid:
Step 1: Submit a FAFSA at fafsa.gov.
- Obtain a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) at fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.
- Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and to electronically sign your federal student aid documents.
- Gather the documents you’ll need to apply.
- Review the Federal Student Aid webpage for specific information about required documents:studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out#documents
List the UAA school code (011462) on the FAFSA, and UAA will automatically receive an electronic copy. UAA requires access to a current, valid FAFSA in order to process any of your financial aid.
Helpful Hint: The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) is a convenient tool that is built into the FAFSA application and allows students and parents who filed a U.S tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to access IRS tax return information and transfer the data directly into the FAFSA.
Step 2: Follow up on your application by tracking its progress.
- Check your UAOnline “Financial Aid” tab regularly.
- If you are required to submit additional documentation to the UAA Office of Financial Aid, do so as soon as possible to prevent delay in awarding. If you submit the required documents by July 15, UAA guarantees your financial aid will be processed by the payment deadline.
- Monitor your UAA correspondence. The Office of Financial Aid will communicate with
you via email and UAOnline.
Alaska residents should complete the FAFSA by June 30 in order to maintain eligibility for the Alaska Performance Scholarship and the Alaska Education Grant.
- Obtain a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) at fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.
- 2. Access your UAOnline account
UAOnline is an important resource you’ll use often during your time at UAA. Using UAOnline, you can:
- Update your contact information and set a preferred email address
- Print your official enrollment verification
- Monitor your degree progress using DegreeWorks
- Request an official transcript or view your unofficial transcripts
- Register for classes
- Review semester charges and make payments
- Apply for graduation
To access your UAOnline account for the first time:
- Visit ELMO
- Choose Option 3 to find your username and ID number.
- Enter your birth date, last name and the last four digits of your Social Security Number.
- Click “Go ELMO!”
- Provide at least five pieces of information from the provided options. Then click “Confirm.”
- Choose your desired level of account security and establish three security questions. Click “OK.”
- Your username and ID number will be displayed on the left side of the page.
- Set your password on the right side of the page.
- Wait at least 15 minutes before logging into UAOnline.
If you’re having trouble setting up or accessing your UAOnline account, contact IT Services at 907-786-4646.
- 3. Take Placement Exams
4. Register for HOWL Days New Student Orientation
Register for and attend Howl Days New Student Orientation. At orientation, you will:
- Connect with your First Year Advisor.
- Register for your summer and/or fall classes!
- Make new friends (meet new and current students, faculty and staff).
- Learn how to get engaged on campus.
- Tour UAA, and much more!
Orientation is FREE for incoming students, with a small charge for guests. Some orientation sessions are designed for specific groups of students. Check out these special sessions to see which one is the best fit for you. Sign up to reserve your spot at orientation using your university student ID number.
5. Obtain a WOLFcard Student ID
Your WOLFcard is an official campus identification card with your picture and UA ID number printed on it. Cards are generally available two weeks before the semester starts. You will use your WOLFcard to:
- Use Consortium Library resources and check out books.
- Rent outdoor equipment from the Student Union Gear Room.
- Ride the People Mover public transportation system for free.*
- Enjoy movies, concerts and athletic events at the UAA student rate.
- Use workout facilities in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex and Alaska Airlines Center.*
- Pay for services on campus like printing and copying.
*Some services are available only to students taking a specified minimum number of credits.
Your WOLFcard also holds your WOLFbucks account and, if you are living in the Residence Halls, your WOLFcard functions as your Dining Dollars account and room key.
You can get your WOLFcard at Eugene Short Hall, 102, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also get a WOLFcard at the Consortium Library.
WOLFbucks is an online debit account run through your WOLFcard. This account allows you to conveniently make purchases around campus. Using WOLFbucks, you can:
- Purchase items at the Campus Bookstore.
- Buy meals at University dining locations.
- Print from stations in campus computer labs.
- Use copiers in the Consortium Library.
There are several ways to deposit money to your WOLFbucks account:
- Visit one of the six Value Transfer Stations installed on campus.
- Visit the WOLFcard Office located in Eugene Short Hall, 102.
- Deposit online at eaccounts.uaa.alaska.edu.
- 6. Pay Your BillBilling statements are sent to your UAA email account or the preferred email address that you indicated in UAOnline. You can check your student account in UAOnline at any time to find your account details, payment history, tax documents and account holds. Keep an eye on the website to view the most current payment deadlines.
How to Pay
- Online: You can pay online using a credit or debit card through UAOnline. Please note that
these payments will include a non-refundable service fee of 2.85% of the payment amount
($3 minimum). You can avoid the service fee by paying with a Web Check (ACH), a free
service that allows you to pay using your checking or savings account. To pay via
Web Check, you will need to provide your bank routing number and account number.
- In Person: You may submit payments by cash, check or money order in person to UAA Cashiering.
Eugene Short Hall, Suites 102 & 204
2601 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
- Mail: You may mail payments by check or money order to
UAA Office of the Bursar
PO Box 141609
Anchorage, AK 99514
Be sure to include your name and student ID number to ensure that the correct account is credited.
- Online: You can pay online using a credit or debit card through UAOnline. Please note that these payments will include a non-refundable service fee of 2.85% of the payment amount ($3 minimum). You can avoid the service fee by paying with a Web Check (ACH), a free service that allows you to pay using your checking or savings account. To pay via Web Check, you will need to provide your bank routing number and account number.
- 7. Complete Title IX TrainingThe University of Alaska Anchorage takes its’ responsibility to ensure health and safety seriously. UAA is committed to providing an academic environment where everyone can live, study, work and have fun safely. Title IX Training: Sex and Gender Based Discrimination module is an online educational training tool that provides information about sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and sexual harassment. All UAA students are required to complete this training module each year.
- Log in to UAOnline and under the “Student Services and Account Information” tab, select “Student Training.”
- Select "Title IX Training: Sex and Gender Based Discrimination".
You can start and stop the training as necessary. In total, the training takes roughly 1-2 hours to complete. You must complete this training by a specified date to avoid a hold on your account, which would prevent you from registering for classes for the next semester. You will receive reminders about the training and the deadline will be advertised around campus. You should not, however, finish the training before July 1, otherwise it will not count toward the following academic year.
Submit Final Transcripts
Required transcripts will be listed on the portal home page after your application is submitted. Log into the Application Portal to review requirements and admission status. Find more information on the Transcripts page.Still in high school or just graduated? Send in your final high school transcript by July 1.
Living on Campus?
If you plan to live on campus at UAA you’ll need to apply for housing. Application open dates, deadlines and instructions are available from Residence Life.➤ Review Housing COVID policies and considerations.
Driving to Campus?If you plan on driving and parking on campus you’ll need to purchase a parking permit. Discover more from UAA Parking Services.