How to Apply
The financial aid process starts by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
WHY EVERY STUDENT SHOULD FILE A FAFSA EVERY YEAR THEY ATTEND COLLEGE:
Because, in addition to applying for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Student Loans and Federal Work-Study, the State of Alaska, the University of Alaska Scholarship Foundation, the Kodiak College scholarship and tuiton award committees, and many private scholarship agencies use your FAFSA information to determine award offers. These various agencies have different income eligibility requirements, and some awards are non-need based, using only demographic information provided on the FAFSA.
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You will need the following to complete your FAFSA:
1. Your Federal Student Aid PIN to e-file the application
2. The UAA School Code: 011462
3. Your tax returns for the calendar year PRIOR to the academic year for which you are planning to attend school (ex. 2013 returns are required for 2014/2015 school year). If you have not completed your taxes, you may submit your FAFSA with estimated income and update your FAFSA after your taxes are complete.
Tip: Use the IRS data retrieval tool from within the FAFSA application to import your tax information directly into the FAFSA application. This is the best way to provide tax information.
If you are a dependent student you will also need your parent’s tax information and they must apply for a PIN to sign the FAFSA along with you (the FAFSA will determine if you are considered dependent or independent according to federal guidelines).
Note: If you are planning to use your Alaska Performance Scholarship at Kodiak College, you must submit a FAFSA by June 30th prior to the school year you plan to attend, and list UAA’s school code first on your application.
Financial aid awards for Kodiak College students are processed by the UAA Office of Student Financial Assistance.
You can monitor your financial aid award status on your UAOnline account (call1-877-633-3888 if you need help with your log-in information). Be sure to monitor this status often as the financial aid office may request further documentation before offering you an award.
Documents requested by the UAA Office of Student Financial Assistance may be turned in to Student Services at Kodiak College or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Helpful Info & Links:
Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC):
1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) (TTY 1-800-730-8913)
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Call Robyn at 907.486.1214, email email@example.com, or stop by Student Services in the Campus Center