Alaska Performance Scholarship

Maintaining Eligibility

In order to continue receiving the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) each year, you’ll need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be admitted to an undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate program (Occupational Endorsement Certificates are not considered an eligible program for the APS)
  • Undergraduate students: for the full award, enroll full-time in 12+ credits each semester; for the part-time award, enroll in 6–11 credits
  • Graduate students: for the full award, enroll full-time in 9+ graduate-level credits; for the part-time award, enroll in 5–8 graduate-level credits
  • Achieve a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Earn the following amount of course credits according to how many award disbursements you’ve received:
    • After 2 disbursements: 24 credits
    • After 4 disbursements: 54 credits
    • After 6 disbursements: 84 credits
  • File a new FAFSA each year by June 30. We recommend filing by February 15 to maximize your chances of also being awarded UA Foundation or UAA scholarships.

For more detailed information about eligibility requirements, see the Alaska Performance Scholarship FAQs. Check your continuing eligibility status by visiting the Alaska Student Aid Portal.

When will my Alaska Performance Scholarship be paid to my student account?

New Students

UAA receives the roster of brand new APS students in the middle of August. We're required to make sure students are fully admitted in an eligible degree/certificate program before applying scholarship awards to student accounts. If eligible, your award will be posted in your student account 10 days before the first day of class.

Returning Students

For students in years 2–4 of their awards, we recheck your eligibility in case you took summer classes. We usually have this process completed so we can release awards to your student accounts 10 days before the first day of class.

icon of black circle with exclamation pointIf your award hasn't shown up on your student account by the first week of classes, you need to reach out to the UAA Office of Financial Aid to troubleshoot an admissions, enrollment issue, or eligibility issue.