Savvy Seawolf Resources

Video Tutorials

Learn how to navigate the financial aid process with step-by-step instructional videos.

Completing the FAFSA

  • Create your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID (4:22): How to create your FSA ID which is used to sign the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, Apply for Federal Direct Student Loans, and Access Federal Student Loan Repayment Status.
  • Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (3:42): How to import student and parent tax information directly from the IRS website during the FAFSA application process. Importing your taxes reduces the chance of making mistakes and makes responding the FAFSA Verification process if selected.
  • Complete the FAFSA Walkthrough (34:57): Learn how to complete the FAFSA while going through the 2021–22 FAFSA, a process which remains the same for the 2023–24 FAFSA.
  • Financial Aid Orientation (28:26): Financial Aid’s presentation during Howl Days, UAA’s orientation for new students. Learn about the ins and outs of financial aid and how to apply.

 Applying for UAA & UA Scholarships


See the calendar for upcoming dates for the following workshops provided by the Office of the Financial Aid staff:

  • FAFSA Fridays: Learn more about and receive help with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the first step towards receiving federal, state, and institutional financial aid.
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Requirements: Ensure you remain eligible for financial aid by learning all about SAP requirements.
  • UA Scholarship Portal: Learn how to navigate the UA Scholarship portal and submit your application for UA scholarships.

Financial Literacy Programs

At the core of financial literacy content is making savvy decisions on debt, budgeting, saving, and investing. UAA partners with two leading financial literacy content providers, Student Connections through their WhichWay program, and Inceptia’s KWOWL courses.


Quick 5–8 minute tutorials on content you can watch on a convenient phone app.

Inceptia KWOWL

For a deeper dive into financial literacy topics, Inceptia’s KNOWL offers 30-40 minute sessions.