General Housing Scholarship

We are pleased to announce the modified extension of the General Housing Scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year! Students living on campus who do not have their tuition reduced through the Live and Learn in Alaska initiative will automatically receive the scholarship in the form of a $500 discount on their semester housing costs. No additional application is necessary beyond submission of the housing application, which is now available on UAOnline. This scholarship was originally created in recognition of the ongoing financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to make the amazing experience of living on campus an option to as many students as possible. 

Eligibility Requirements

Students living on campus who do not have their tuition reduced through the Live and Learn in Alaska Initiative are eligible for this benefit. Students do not have to live in student housing for both semesters to qualify for the scholarship. All of the room types in UAA’s residential community are eligible to be discounted through this scholarship (i.e., apartment, residence hall, single, double, shared room, etc.). For more information regarding eligibility requirements for living in student housing and how to apply, please visit the How-to-Apply webpage.

Students with “pending” residency status must first complete their residency with the Office of Admissions before being eligible to receive the General Housing Scholarship. You can view your residency status on UAOnline under Student Services and Account Information/Student Records/View Student Information. Please see the Alaska Resident Tuition webpage for more information. If you have any questions, you can contact the Office of Admissions at Leaving your residency status unresolved could significantly impact your tuition or housing rates.

Terms and Conditions

This is a $500 per semester scholarship for a total possible annual discount for eligible students of $1,000 if a student lives in student housing in both the fall and spring semesters. There is not a separate application for the scholarship or any other action required beyond living in student housing. The General Housing Scholarship is only applied in the fall and spring semesters. Scholarships will be applied within two weeks following the student’s move-in to student housing up through the withdrawal deadline each semester. If a student moves onto campus after the beginning of the semester and has their housing charges prorated, the amount of the scholarship will also be prorated. 

Eligible residents can receive both the General Housing Scholarship and the Academic Honors Housing Scholarship for a total possible annual award of $2,500. The 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. 

The scholarship amount, eligibility requirements and determination process, and all other terms related to the General Housing Scholarship included here are subject to change, with or without notice, at the sole discretion of the university.

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