Tuition Waivers

About the CTC Tuition Award Program

The Community & Technical College (CTC) offers a limited number of tuition awards each year in support of student success. The focus of the tuition award 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 award?
A tuition award is not a grant of cash but instead waives tuition charges for approved courses during the semester of the award. Tuition awards do not waive fees or other costs (e.g., living expenses, textbooks, etc.). An award is applied to the student's UAA account by the Office of Student Financial Aid. Tuition awards can be used only for courses offered through the UAA Anchorage Main Campus and Chugiak-Eagle River Campus and can only be applied to courses required for certificates or degrees.

Applications are reviewed by a 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 award, 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 the UAA Office of Student Financial Assistance
  • Have completed at least half of the required credits in their CTC major at the time of application
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress


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 awards for fall 2016 will be communicated in writing by Aug. 1, 2016. If you have questions, please call the Office of the Dean at 907.786.6495.

Application Information

Fall 2016 application period:
Feb. 22 - April 1

Deadline: Friday, April 1, 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 award 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 116A and 116B

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

Tuition awards 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 award. Students with tuition awards must submit completed  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 award recipients, refer to the UAA Financial Aid policies website or the UAA 2015-16 Catalog.