Attend a Savvy Seawolf Workshop

Learn to Manage Your Own Money - Become a Savvy Seawolf!

UAA is taking a practical approach to addressing the financial challenges faced by many UAA students. We're determined to help you become a SAVVY SEAWOLF when it comes to managing your money and college funding options. In addition to attending our workshops, consider asking "Spirit" our chatbot a question or watching short videos in UAA's faTV Video Library. All of these services are designed to help you increase your financial literacy, which means "learn more about MONEY"!

Workshops will help students gain essential knowledge:

Before you begin attending UAA, you may need help learning about financial aid and how to apply for the various types of funding. We've put together a comprehensive list of videos and workshops to help you when you're just learning to navigate the process.

Online YouTube Tutorials Created by UAA Financial Aid Office Employees:

Regular in-person workshop topics will include:

  • "FAFSA Work Sessions" 
  • "Financial Aid 101"

Online YouTube Videos Created by our UAA Partners:


Now that you've enrolled and begun attending UAA, you may need help learning how to stretch your financial aid to cover all of your expenses, apply for additional types of aid or what to do to remain in compliance and remain eligible for future disbursements. We've put together a series of comprehensive workshops to help you stay on track.

Regular workshop topics will include: 

  • "Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements"
  • "UAA Scholarship Portal"
  • "Student Loans 101"
  • “Budgeting 101”

Congratulations, you're GRADUATING! Now that you're closing in on your graduation from a UAA program, you may need help learning how to begin repaying your student loans or using forgiveness, deferment, or forbearance options, so that you remain in good standing financially with federal and private student loan lenders. We've put together a series of comprehensive workshops to help you stay on track. We're also hoping to bring you a session on transitioning from using financial aid as an undergraduate student into aid available to graduate students.

Regular workshop topics will include:

  • "Repaying Student Loans"
  • "Transitioning From an Undergraduate Student to a Graduate Student Using Financial Aid"
  • “Budgeting 101”


  • Request to Host a Financial Aid Workshop

    UAA departments, student clubs and organizations are welcome to request a workshop on one of our standard topics. Your interest is important to us but please understand, we may not have staffing available to support all requests.

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  • Savvy Seawolf Workshop Calendar



  • Special Topic Sessions
    Special topic sessions taught by guest speakers will occasionally be offered during the academic year on the following topics: 
    • Credit cards/credit scores
    • Saving & Investing
    • Identity theft and applying for private scholarships 
    • Understanding insurance
    • Transportation & housing
    • Federal taxes
    • Goal-setting