Academic Honors Housing Scholarship
UAA is pleased to offer UA Scholars and students in the University Honors College (hereafter referred to as “Academic Honors Students”) a $1,500 annual housing scholarship! The Academic Honors Housing Scholarship is applied each fall and spring semester as a $750 discount off room charges.
The residential community at UAA provides students an unforgettable experience built on the tenets of educational success, social responsibility and community connectedness. UAA's Department of Residence Life staff are dedicated to the success of our residents, and work hard to ensure our residence halls and apartments foster a social, educational, supportive, and inclusive environment.
Academic Honors Living Learning Community (LLC):
First-year residents, under the age of 21, who live in student housing will participate in the First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) Program. This program is designed to help students navigate their first year of college and successfully integrate into campus and college life. Please see the FYRE Participation webpage for more information about this program.
After their first year as a student at UAA or living in UAA student housing, Academic Honors Students have the exciting opportunity to be a part of the Academic Honors Living Learning Community (LLC). Taking part in the Academic Honors LLC is an opportunity for students to live with other academically-focused residents, as well as programs and services tailored to this specific group of residents. Residence Life collaborates with staff and faculty from across the institution to make this community a fun and scholarly place to live and learn.
Space in the LLC is limited so be sure and submit your housing application as early as possible as assignments are generally made on a first-come, first-served basis. For detailed instructions on how to apply for student housing, please visit the Residence Life How to Apply webpage.
Residence Life Eligibility Requirements
Students must submit a housing application, including payment of the deposit and application fee, at the time the application is submitted, and prior to moving onto campus. In the event a student moves off campus, the student may be eligible to receive the scholarship again should they move back into student housing and meet all other eligibility requirements described here.
Academic Honors Eligibility
In order to qualify for the Academic Honors Housing Scholarship, a student must only meet the eligibility requirements for either the UA Scholars award or the University Honors College. Being a UA Scholar and in the University Honors College does not increase the award amount of $750. Loss of eligibility in one category would only result in the discount not being applied if the student does not qualify for the other academic honor category (e.g. a University Honors College student who loses the UA Scholars Award would still receive the housing scholarship as long as they remain in active status with the University Honors College). For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please visit the UA Scholars or University Honors College website
Terms and Conditions
In most cases, the housing scholarship can be stacked on top of any other discounts, rate reductions or financial assistance applied to the semester room cost for student housing, regardless of the source of discount or funding. The housing scholarship can only be awarded in the form of a discount (i.e. a reduction in the amount charged to a student’s account) and cannot be used to pay for the deposit, application fee or any other charges or fees a student owes to UAA. In the event a student cancels their Housing and Dining Agreement and is eligible for a full or partial refund of their housing costs, the housing scholarship will be removed from the student’s account and the student will receive any refund they qualify for based on the actual rate of the room. The refund schedule can be found on the Residence Life Cancellation webpage. For more information on current housing and dining rates, please visit the Residence Life Rates webpage.
The housing scholarship amount, eligibility requirements and determination process, and all other terms related to the Academic Honors Housing Scholarship included here are subject to change, with or without notice, at the sole discretion of the University.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a separate application for the housing scholarship?
No, there is not a separate housing scholarship application. The housing scholarship is automatically applied in the form of a discount to the student account of residents who have been awarded the UA Scholars award or been accepted to and in active status with the University Honors College and meet all other eligibility requirements by the financial aid disbursement date for the fall and/or spring semester. Housing scholarship discounts will be applied on a rolling basis through this date.
Am I eligible to live in student housing at UAA?
In order to live in student housing at UAA, you must be an admitted student enrolled in at least 9 undergraduate or 3 graduate credits. Students must be at least 16 years old to live on campus, and 16-17 year old students must have a parent or guardian sign the Housing and Dining Agreement on their behalf. UAA may also deny housing to a student based on their behavioral or criminal history; these determinations are made on a case-by-case basis.
- How do I apply for student housing at UAA?
I noticed that UAA is also offering a $1,000 General Housing Scholarship in the 2022-2023
academic year. Will I still receive the Academic Honors Housing Scholarship in those
Yes! Students who meet all the eligibility requirements will receive the Academic Honors Housing Scholarship in the fall 2022 and/or spring 2023 semester(s) in addition to the $1,000 per semester General Housing Scholarship for a potential total discount of $1,750 off the semester room cost for student housing or $3,500 for the academic year.
If I move off campus and want to come back to student housing, will I be eligible
to receive the scholarship again?
Yes! As long as you meet all other eligibility requirements, you will receive the Academic Honors Housing Scholarship again.
How do I become a part of the Academic Honors Living Learning Community (LLC)?
Academic Honors Students who are not required to be in the First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) community are eligible for placement in the LLC.
Students can request to be a part of the Academic Honors LLC on their Housing Application. If students have already completed a housing application and are past the deadline to revisit the application to make changes (the deadline is in early July) and wish to request the Academic Honors LLC, they can email the Residence Life Office at email@example.com with their request.
It is advised that students submit their applications as early as possible for the greatest chance of receiving their first choice for room type and LLC. Assignments are generally made on a first-come, first-served basis.
My student housing costs are covered by another scholarship or other funding source. Can
I receive the value of the Academic Honors Housing Scholarship in some other way?
No. The Academic Honors Housing Scholarship is only applied in the form of a discount on the semester room cost of student housing. However, you are still encouraged to live in student housing and participate in the Academic Honors LLC!
I believe I meet all the eligibility requirements to receive the Academic Honors Housing
Scholarship, but it is not reflected on my student account. What should I do?
First, students can thoroughly read the information on this website to ensure they meet all the eligibility requirements to receive the scholarship, especially their status relative to the UA Scholars Award and University Honors College. Next, students can access their student account on UAOnline under the Student Services & Account Information tab to determine if the housing scholarship has been awarded.
Scholarships should be applied to student accounts within ten days prior to the start of classes, or within two weeks of application for students who apply for housing after August 15. If you don't see the discount on your account by the time classes start, please feel free to contact Residence Life at 907-751-7202 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am living in student housing over the summer. Will the Academic Honors Housing Scholarship
go towards the cost for summer housing?
The Academic Honors Housing Scholarship is only applied in the fall and spring semesters. Likewise, the Academic Honors LLC is only operational in the fall and spring semesters. We hope you enjoy your summer though!
I believe a mistake was made when determining I am ineligible for the housing scholarship
or my Academic Honors status was applied after the financial aid disbursement date
for the fall and/or spring semester. Is there any way to address this?
Students can appeal a decision regarding Residence Life eligibility requirements or request that their individual case be reviewed to determine if they are eligible to have the Academic Honors Housing Scholarship awarded retroactively by submitting an appeal or request in writing to the Director of Residence Life (email@example.com). Please put in the subject line of your email “Academic Honors Exception" and include supporting statements or documentation as to why you are requesting an exception. Appeals and requests for review can only be submitted in the current fall or spring semester up through the withdrawal deadline.
If you believe there is an issue with the status of your award, scholarship or University Honors College acceptance, please refer to the following resources:
- UA Scholars Award
- Contact the UA Scholars Admissions Counselor
- University Honors College
- Contact the Dean or Academic Advisor of the University Honors College
- UA Scholars Award
Will the scholarship impact my financial aid?
Residence Life is obligated to notify the Financial Aid Office when a student’s semester housing costs have been adjusted in order for the student’s estimated Cost of Attendance to be updated. It is possible that this adjustment will result in a scenario in which too much aid has been disbursed to the student or the student paid a higher amount than was necessary to the institution. The Financial Aid Office will communicate with students should any of these scenarios apply to them. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
Is there anything I need to know about the scholarship for my taxes?
The amount of all scholarships and grants processed by the institution in a calendar year are reported for tax purposes on Form 1098-T. Since the Academic Honors Housing Scholarship is processed as a discount of the amount charged to a student for housing expenses as opposed to a scholarship payment on the student account, this amount will not be reported as a scholarship payment on Form 1098-T.