Financial Aid Award and Bill
The process of applying for financial aid and using it to pay your tuition bill is easier than you may expect.
To view your tuition bill, log into UAOnline > Student Services & Account Information > Student Account > Account Detail for Term (Semester) > Select the semester > Submit
Prior to the financial aid disbursement (see below), your bill will not include your anticipated financial aid. To determine how much financial aid you can expect, you need to compare your bill to your financial aid award letter. To view your financial aid award letter, log into UAOnline > Financial Aid > UAA > Award > Award Overview (look at award by term at bottom of page).
Remember that every financial aid type has eligibility criteria you must meet to be eligible (ex. Federal Student loans require a minimum enrollment of 6 credit hours, Federal Pell Grants are estimated based on full-time enrollment and are prorated for part-time students).
Financial Aid Disbursement
Students who are eligible for financial aid will have their federal and institutional aid applied directly to their tuition & fee bill as early as 10 days prior to the first day of classes.
Alaska Education Grants (AEG) and private scholarship checks are applied to your bill after the end of the add/drop period (i.e. the third week of class), right before the payment deadline.
Remember, prior to your financial aid disbursement to your student account, you will not see financial aid on your tuition bill (see “Tuition Bills” above).
If your financial aid exceeds your tuition and fee bill, the UAA Disbursements Office will return the excess financial aid to you in the form of a refund. Refunds typically take 6-8 business days to process. Direct Deposit is available- sign up, verify and/or change your account in UAOnline (Student Services & Account Information > Direct Deposit Services).
UAA does not drop students due to non-payment. Students with outstanding bills as of the Payment Deadline are charged a late fee. To ensure your financial aid will be processed and applied by the payment deadline, please make sure your FAFSA and all requested documentation is submitted to the Financial Aid Office by the following dates:
- July 1st for students starting in the fall semester
- December 1st for students starting in the spring semester
- April 1st for students starting in the summer semester
For more information and a list of frequently asked questions, see Student Accounts and Refunds.