Tuition Waivers

About the CTC Tuition Waiver Program

The Community & Technical College (CTC) awards a limited number of tuition waivers each year in support of student success. The focus of the tuition waiver program is to assist qualified students who are close to completing certificates or degrees. These competitive awards are open to continuing CTC students in good standing. There are two separate competition cycles per year – fall and spring semester.

What is a CTC tuition waiver?
A tuition waiver is not a grant of cash but instead waives tuition charges for approved courses during the semester of the award. Waivers do not waive fees or other costs (e.g., living expenses, textbooks, etc.). A waiver is applied to the student's UAA account by the Office of Student Financial Aid. Tuition waivers can be used only for courses offered through the UAA Anchorage Main Campus and Chugiak-Eagle River Campus. Waivers can only be applied to courses required for certificates or degrees.

Applications are reviewed by a five-member elected faculty committee of the college, and awards are recommended to the CTC Dean, who determines award recipients. All award decisions are final.

Application Process


To be eligible to receive a CTC tuition waiver, applicants must:

  • Be an Alaska resident as defined by the University of Alaska Board of Regents
  • Be fully admitted to a CTC major
  • Be in academic good standing status as defined by UAA in both the semester of application and semester of award
  • Have no pending disciplinary actions
  • Have a cumulative UAA GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Have a completed FAFSA application on record with UAA Office of Student Financial Assistance
  • Have completed at least half of the required credits in their CTC major at the time of application


Submit one hard copy of application with original signature to:

CTC Office of the Dean
3901 Old Seward Highway, UC 141
Anchorage, AK 99503

For additional information or assistance with the application process, call 907.786.6495. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be reviewed or returned to applicant.

Award Notification

Notification of CTC tuition waiver awards for spring 2015 will be communicated in writing by January 1, 2015. If you have questions, please call the Office of the Dean at 907.786.6495.

Application Information

Fall 2015 application period:
March 9 - April 10

Deadline: Friday, April 10, at 5 p.m. No late submissions will be accepted.

Tuition Waiver Application

You may type your responses into the application form and save it to your computer using Adobe Reader. Handwritten forms are also acceptable if computer access is limited. Please write legibly.


Application Support

Interested in applying for a CTC tuition waiver but not sure where to begin?

Meet with Heather Brekke, CTC majors advisor, to gain valuable advice on how to apply.

Visit the CTC Advising Center website to schedule an appointment.

Phone: 907.786.6045

Location: CTC Advising Center, SMH 123 and 124

Please Note: The CTC tuition waiver program adheres to all applicable policies and guidelines of the University of Alaska Board of Regents and UAA Office of Student Financial Assistance. As financial aid awards, tuition waivers are coordinated with university-administered student financial aid packages.

Tuition waivers may affect the level of other financial aid you may receive. Please notify the UAA Office of Financial Assistance once you are aware you will be receiving a tuition waiver. Students with tuition waivers must submit completed waiver forms and pay additional fees by the applicable payment deadline. Financial holds on your student account may cause scholarship checks and refund checks to be held up. For additional information about UAA financial aid policies that may apply to CTC tuition waiver recipients, refer to the UAA Financial Aid policies website or the UAA 2014-15 Catalog.