Student Financial Assistance

Student Financial Assistance

The Office of Student Financial Assistance strives to make a significant and positive difference in the lives of students through quality customer service that meets their educational needs, and the efficient processing and delivery of financial aid.

Fill out your 2017-2018 FAFSA Now!


  • SPRING 2017 TEXTBOOKS: Did you know you might be able to charge your textbooks to your student account? Now more and more students are able to charge textbooks and supplies to their student account! The benefits of charging to your student account is that it's easier to pay off everything when it is all in one place - tuition, textbooks, parking permit, etc - in one lump sum or in smaller monthly payments.  You can even use your financial aid to help pay it off! To find out if you meet the criteria to participate in the "Charge to Your Account" program, visit the UAA Bookstore Website link provided here.
  • CONTINUING APPEAL PLAN STUDENTS: Fall 2016 grades will be reviewed Dec. 22nd. Make sure your DegreeWorks academic plan is up-to-date, so it matches Spring 2017 enrolled classes.
  • SPRING DISBURSEMENTS: The following Spring 2017 disbursement details apply to those students who meet Satisfactory Academic Progress, and other eligibility conditions:
    • Spring disbursement begins January 7th.  Please keep in mind that the Alaska Performance Scholarship and the Alaska Education Grant will not post to your account until the week of January 30th.
    • Direct Deposits and Refunds are handled by the Disbursement Office. Please contact them directly for specific information at (Generally it takes  2-3 weeks for refunds to be processed and sent to you by the Disbursement Office)
    • You can track your direct deposit status on your UAOnline account, under Student Services and Account Access.

Gearing Up For 2017/2018 Academic Year? Great news!

  • Fill out the 2017/2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to begin attendance in Fall 2017, Spring and Summer 2018. You'll be able to use your 2015 income and asset information. Fill out the 2016/2017 FAFSA for Spring or Summer 2017 (January or May) start.
  • After completing the 2017/2018 FAFSA, apply for next year's UAA Foundation scholarships. The deadline to submit your application is February 15, 2017.

UAA Spring Classes Begin - January 17th

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Lost eligibility for financial aid?

red lightVisit our Satisfactory Academic Progress website for additional details on how to check your status, understand how suspension & probation will affect your  eligibility, and how to appeal.

  1. Fall 2016 retroactive appeals given priority.
  2. Spring 2017 appeals for students who did not attend Fall semester are second priority.
  3. Spring 2017 appeals for students who attended Fall semester will be reviewed once all grades are available. 


Financial Planning Resources

Making the decision to pursue a degree is a big step, and there are many factors to consider when choosing where to enroll. The following resources are available to assist with comparing cost, financial assistance, and outcomes.

The College Scorecard

  • Created and hosted by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Compare information on cost, retention rates, and other critical data

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Cost of Attendance

  • Provided according to degree level (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Based on average cost for tuition and fees, books and supplies, housing and food, transportation, and personal expenses
  • Data is an estimate only, as each student's expenses will depend on many variables, including living arrangements
  • Students whose actual expenses exceed their estimates can submit a Cost of Attendance/Budget Adjustment form

UAA Net Price Calculator

  • Estimates your cost and financial aid, according to the info you provide
  • Currently only available for undergraduate programs

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Federal Shopping Sheet

  • Available to student who complete the FAFSA and have applied to UAA
  • Provides clear, concise information on cost, financial aid, retention and graduation, and average debt information per career
  • Designed by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Easily compare cost and aid offers for schools you are considering
  • Access your UAA Shopping Sheet by logging into UAOnline > Financial Aid > UAA > Federal Shopping Sheet
Click here to contact the UAA Office of Student Financial Assistance