Frequently Asked Questions
If you are offered loans as part of your financial aid you must complete the following:
2. Complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Loan Entrance Counseling online. You will use the PIN# you created to complete your FAFSA to electronically sign these documents.
See How to Apply for financial Aid for more information.
No, financial aid can only be used at one school.
Financial aid is intended to cover classes that are required for your degree program. You may receive federal financial aid for up to 150% of the credits required for your program before becoming ineligible. Example: If you are in a degree program that requires 60 credits, you will be eligible for financial aid for up to 90 credits. Please see the UAA Student Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Statement for further information about maintaining eligibility.
For all Federal Programs, the student must:
1. Be a U.S. citizen, a national or other eligible non-citizen. Permanent residents may be required to provide a copy of their I-151, I-551 or I-551C Alien Registration Receipt Card.
2. Not be in default on any National Direct Student Loan, Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford or Federal Supplemental Loans. This also applies to parents if applying for Federal Parent Loans (PLUS).
3. Have a valid Social Security number.
4. Not owe a refund or repayment on a Federal Pell Grant, State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG) or Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG). This also applies to parents if applying for Federal PLUS loans.
5. Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree or certificate program.
6. (Males) Comply with U.S. Selective Service registration requirements to be eligible for federal and state aid.
If you meet the above criteria, the first thing you need to do to apply for financial aid is complete the FAFSA. You (and your parents) will need to apply for a PIN so you can sign your FAFSA electronically.
After completing your FAFSA you can research scholarship opportunities at school and in your community. You can also search the web for national scholarships. Each scholarship sets their own eligibility requirements – be sure to verify your eligibility before you apply.
You can check to see if your financial aid refund has been directly deposited via UAOnline. To do so:
1. Login to the secure side of UAOnline (click here if you need help retrieving your student ID#. Contact the IT Call Center at 1-877-633-3888 for assistance).
2. Select the "Personal Information" Tab.
3. Select "Financial Information"
4. Select "Direct Deposit Services"
5. Select "Review your direct deposits"
6. Select the fiscal year from the drop down menu that you wish to view and then hit "Display"
7. Each direct deposit that has been applied to your bank account will be listed. The "Process Date" is the date the money was deposited.
The Government's Role:
The U.S. Congress has established the basic parameters under which eligibility for financial aid programs is calculated. FAFSA data is analyzed and a calculation yields the student’s EFC, or Expected Family Contribution. The financial aid office uses this EFC in the awarding process. To find out more about how the EFC is determined please see the EFC Formula Guide.
Please understand that your EFC is not a bill. Your EFC is only a number used by the school to determine your eligibility for certain types of financial aid programs.
The University's Role:
UAA takes your Cost of Attendance and subtracts your EFC to determine your financial need. The Cost of Attendance is the anticipated budget for all school related expenses – it is not the same as your student account balance that reflects actual registration expenses.
In general, students whose FAFSA data shows them to have the greatest financial need have the most eligibility for grant, work-study, and subsidized loan programs. The programs you are eligible for also depends upon the rules for each award program, and on whether there are funds left in UAA’s allocation for that program by the time we receive your FAFSA data. Taking into account your financial need and the limitations on the aid programs available, you will be awarded with grants first, then work-study, then loans. You may qualify for all three, or you may only qualify for loans.
If you receive outside scholarships or funding from another source, your financial need will decrease and your other awards may have to be adjusted (we try to adjust loans first, then work-study, so as to preserve grant funding). You are required by federal law to report scholarships and other sources of funding, so please notify the financial aid office as soon as you know you’ll be receiving an outside scholarship.
If the total of your financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans, etc.) is greater than the amount of your bill, you will receive a refund. You may enroll to have your refunds sent to your bank account by setting up a direct deposit via UAOnline. If you do not set up direct deposit, a refund check will be mailed to the address you have on file with UAA.
According to Federal regulation, excess financial aid cannot stay in a student's account for use in a future semester and cannot typically be used to pay for previous balances unless that balance occurs within the same award year. If you owe an outstanding balance, contact the Business Office at (907) 486-1217 to discuss your options.
If you have completed all of the requirements to be eligible for disbursement of your financial aid for a given semester, you may be permitted to charge your books against your anticipated financial aid refund at the Kodiak College Bookstore. If you are still working on your requirements and do not have a way to pay for your books please contact Robyn in Student Services at 486-1214 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss available options. Keep in mind that you cannot order books for online classes and charge them to your financial aid – the option applies only to books available in our campus bookstore.
If you receive financial aid but do not attend classes you will be subject to the terms in the Return of Federal Financial Aid Policy and your future financial aid eligibility may be affected (see UAA Student Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Statement). Discuss your situation with your program advisor and the financial aid office (486-1214 or email@example.com ) if you find that you will not be able to attend classes.
Grades that indicate satisfactory completion of a course for financial aid purposes are: A, B, C, D or P.
Grades that indicate unsatisfactory completion for financial aid purposes are: AU, DF, F, I, W, NB, NC and NP
Please review the UAA Student Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Statement for more information on maintaining eligibility for financial aid.
Report your income each year when you file your FAFSA. If your income or circumstances have changed considerably since you filed and you would like to have your financial aid award recalculated, please submit a Request for Income Override Form to Student Services (Campus Center Room 119 or call 486-1214)
Financial aid award packages are comprised of grants and scholarships (these usually do not need to be paid back), loans (must be paid back) and work-study (student employment). The Pell Grant is the most popular federal grant (applied for through the FAFSA), but there are other grants at the federal, state and university level. Scholarships opportunities are also available. Keep in mind that the main University of Alaska scholarship deadline is February 15th for the following academic year. You have until August 5th each year to apply for the Kodiak College Foundation Scholarships and the Kodiak College Tuition Waiver.
The best time to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is as early as possible after the first of the calendar year for the upcoming academic year (ex. complete your FAFSA for the 2012/2013 school year after January 1, 2012).
The FAFSA is designed to assess federal student aid eligibility but the information from your FAFSA is used to award various types of nonfederal aid as well, for example:
1. The State of Alaska uses your FAFSA to determine eligibility for the AlaskaAdvantage Education Grant if you submit your FAFSA before April 15th
2. The State of Alaska requires recipients of the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) to submit their FASA by June 30th.
3. The University of Alaska uses the FAFSA to determine eligibility for some institutional scholarships. To be eligible for these you must complete the FASFA and the UA scholarship application by the February 15th.
Submitting your FAFSA early could earn you additional non-federal financial aid.
Completing your taxes early will help you get a jump on the FAFSA because you'll need that information to complete the FAFSA accurately. You can estimate your tax information for the FAFSA using data from previous tax years, but you'll need to correct the amounts after your tax filing is complete. When possible, use the IRS data retrieval tool to complete your FAFSA as it can help prevent processing delays.
Our scholarship page is updated regularly with current opportunities.
Check out the Kodiak College Financial Aid website here. After you have completed your FAFSA you can check the status of your financial aid award offer by logging into your student account at UAOnline (click here if you need help retrieving your student ID#. Contact the IT Call Center at 1-877-633-3888 for assistance).
The disbursement date for financial aid is the date that UAA can request the money and apply it to your student account. It is not the day that you should expect to receive a refund. The earliest our financial aid office can request a disbursement of your financial aid is ten days before the start of each semester. Then your financial aid is processed and a paper check is mailed or direct deposit is issued to your bank (if you've set up a direct deposit). This processing can take up to two weeks. Therefore, if your financial aid is in order before the disbursement date (you have no outstanding requirements to be completed and you are admitted in eligible status), you should expect to see your refund within the first couple of weeks of the semester.
Age 66. The person would need to be an Alaskan resident for at least 12 months.
Contact Jennifer Myrick-Pedersen for more information.
Contact The Learning Center for more information.
To access UA email visit http://www.alaska.edu/google/ or use the Webmail link at the very top of this page.
Click the Mail icon and enter your UA username and password to log in. Your university email address will be your username followed by @alaska.edu For example, Sally Ann Student’s email address would be: firstname.lastname@example.org
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For Unofficial and Official transcripts, from Kodiak College, log in to UAOnline. Refer to page 2 of the UAOnline Directions document for instructions. Contact Enrollment Services at UAA (907)-786-1480 with questions.
If you are applying for admission, please have official copies of your transcripts from all other colleges you have attended sent to Kodiak College, UAA. The address is listed at the bottom of this webpage.
If you have any questions about transcripts, contact Jennifer Myrick Pedersen.
For Kodiak College GED transcrips, contact Adelia Myrick, Kodiak ABE Coordinator at (907)-486-1243 or email@example.com
OR contact Donna Collins, ABE Program Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development:
PO Box 115509 Juneau, Ak 99811-5599
Getting started requires applying for admission either as a degree-seeking or non-degree seeking student. Apply as a degree-seeking student if you intend to earn a degree or certificate and if you intend to apply for financial aid. If you are taking courses for your own personal interest and growth, apply as a Lifelong Learner (non-degree seeking student).
Visit the Admissions page for details.
If you would like to speak with a program advisor before your apply for admission, see the Advising Contacts page.
Students who would like to take a class will first need to apply for admission through UAOnline to establish an account with the University (see previous question). If you already have a student ID number (3XXXXXXX) but have not taken classes in the last five years, you will need to update your admissions in UAOnline. Please note that some courses require a pre-requisite or the appropriate placement test score before a student is allowed to register.
Most students will register for classes online through their UAOnline account. Instructions on how to register online are available or you can contact Student Services at 907-486-1266 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Students who do not wish to register online may register on campus the week before classes start each semester.
High school students are not allowed to register online and follow a specific process to take courses at Kodiak College. High school students need to fill out the Secondary School Student packet and may register for classes on campus the week before classes start each semester.
Once you have applied to a degree/certificate program and submitted official transcripts, your previous courses will be evaluated. Once the evaluation is complete, you will be notified by email. At that time, you should set up a meeting with your Academic Advisor to go over your transfer credits and what requirements you still need toward your program.
Approximately 750 students.
This depends on many factors such as how many classes you take and the tuition, fees and books associated with the classes. You must also consider living expenses and transportation while in school. For planning purposes, please see our current Tuition and Fee Schedule and Cost of Attendance information for budget planning.
Keep in mind that the financial aid and admissions processes are multi-step processes. Apply early (3-9 months before classes start) for both so that you have plenty of time to plan for success. In addition to financial aid, flexible payment options can be set up through our campus business office (907-486-1217).
Call 907-486-1214 or e-mail email@example.com if you would like to make an appointment to discuss your individual financial aid situation.
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course is a 7-credit class offered each spring semester at Kodiak College. The CNA application for spring 2014 is available now online and on campus. Students are encouraged familiarize themselves with the program requirements well in advance of the November 11, 2013 submission deadline since a placement test, immunizations, and letters of reference are required. The cost of the CNA program will be approximately $1750.00 for spring 2014. Please see the CNA page or contact department Nursing Margie Draskovich for more information.
Yes, Kodiak College is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. This accreditation means that our courses are likely to transfer to other colleges and universities in Alaska and beyond.
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We have five Associate of Applied Science degrees, an Associate of Arts, General program, undergraduate certificates, and occupational endorsement certificates. We also have a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing available through our parent college, the University of Alaska Anchorage. We also have a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing available through our parent college, the University of Alaska Anchorage. Visit the Degrees and Certificates page for details.
Ask whether the instructor has a waitlist for that class. For Fall 2012, the English and Biology departments are testing waitlisting through UAOnline. Click here for more information about online waitlisting.
Student jobs (work study eligible) are posted at the University of Alaska Employment Website. Select ‘Kodiak’ under job location and “Student Assistant” categories under classification. There are limited student worker positions available on campus.
Occasionally, off campus job opportunities are posted at Kodiak College community bulletin boards. Inquire at Student Services in Campus Center Room 119 for information on current postings.
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Kodiak, Alaska 99615
Contact Barbara Brown, Academic Counselor for assistance.