Tuition Award Application

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Welcome to the Kodiak College Tuition Award Application (formerly known as the Tuition Waiver Application).

This application has undergone significant changes effective the 2014/2015 school year.

Please review the entire application and plan enough time to complete it before the application deadline. There are lots of helpful tips and resources noted to help guide you.

We look forward to reviewing your application. Good luck!

Fall semester application deadline: August 5th each year

Spring semester application deadline: December 10th each year

Each Fall and Spring semester Kodiak College grants tuition awards on a per credit basis depending on funding available and number of qualified applications that are received.

Eligibility requirements and application information:

Only one application per student will be accepted.  If multiple applications are submitted, the last submission received prior to the due date will be considered by the committee.
 
Tuition Awards:
  • Are awarded per credit. Each credit is valued at the current undergraduate lower division tuition rate at the Kodiak College campus.
  • Are awarded each Fall and Spring semester. Students must reapply every semester AFTER they register from classes.
  • Apply to tuition charges only.  Fees and books are the responsibility of the student.
To be eligible for a tuition award, students must:
  1. Have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA (high school GPA is used for incoming freshman)
  2. Be admitted to a degree or certificate program at Kodiak College. Students admitted to the CNA program or UAA Nursing and Education programs are not eligible to apply unless they are also admitted to a Kodiak College program.
  3. Have completed their registration for the semester applying and are registered for at least 1 credit through the Kodiak campus. Students taking at least 75% of their coursework from the Kodiak campus will receive additional consideration from the committee. 
  4. Have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), even if federal aid is not expected. The information from the FAFSA helps the awarding committee determine financial need. Students are encouraged to provide additional information about their circumstances if they are ineligible or do not qualify for federal aid.
  5. Submit a completed application by the published deadline.
Tuition award recipients will be notified approximately 14 working days following the published application deadline.

Should you experience difficulties submitting this application, please contact Student Services at (907) 486-1214 or regallacher@kodiak.alaska.edu for assistance.

TIPS TO REMEMBER:
  • Do not submit this application without having your essay reviewed by a qualified individual (writing tutor, English instructor, librarian, College & Career Guide or other individual approved by Student Services). In general, a friend, relative or classmate are not qualified reviewers, however they are great resources to help you prepare a draft for your tutor session.
  • Writing tutors are available in The Learning Center. Appointments are recommended (required during the summer). Contact (907) 486-1214 or (907) 486-1203 to arrange time with a tutor.
  • You may also use the free services of Live Homework Help to upload your essay and have it reviewed by a qualifed tutor.
  • Remember to compose and save your essay in a separate file (Word, Notepad, etc.) prior to submitting the application.

Please enter all of the information below (*indicates a required field): 

Note: Students should submit this application AFTER registering for classes.

The FAFSA may be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please complete the application even if you know you will only be offered loans or if you will be deemed ineligible for any reason (citizenship issues, criminal history, student loan default, etc.). Information from the FAFSA helps the committee determine your financial need.

The UAOnline Scholarship Application is a single application that is used to apply for FIVE Kodiak College Foundation scholarships and hundreds of UAA and UA Statewide scholarships. The due date for the UAA and UA scholarships is February 15th prior to the academic year you are attending and August 5th for Kodiak College scholarships. This is a great opportunity to tell your story and earn additional funds for school. You can obtain individual assistance with the application through The Learning Center. Call (907) 486-1214 or (907) 486-1203 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

When a new scholarship opportunity is added to the Kodiak College Online Scholarship Listing a link to the application is posted on the Kodiak College Facebook page. This is also a great way to receive academic and financial aid deadline reminders and information about campus news and events.

Note: Students admitted to AAS Nursing, BAEE and other UAA degree programs are not eligible for Kodiak College scholarships and tuition awards. CNA program students are not eligible unless they are also admitted to a Kodiak College degree or certificate program.

The tuition award categories are described below. You will automatically be considered for all categories that you are eligible for.

Students with Financial Need:
Applicant may be enrolled full or part time. This category is awarded based on information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and information provided in the financial portions of this application.

Part-Time Student:
Applicant must be enrolled part time (11 or fewer credits).

Program Highlight - AAS General Business:
Applicant may be enrolled full or part time. Eligible students must be officially admitted to the highlighted degree program (changes each academic year).

Smart Start Student:
Applicant must be enrolled in at least six credits of the Smart Start program. The Smart Start program includes the following courses: PRPE A086 Writing Strategies, PRPE A076 Reading Strategies, MATH A054 Pre-Algebra and GUID A150 Creating Success in College.

1st Generation College Student:
Applicant may be enrolled full or part time. Eligible students must be the first generation in their family to attend college (neither parent earned a bachelors degree).

The essay should be between 350 and 700 words (if essay is typed in Microsoft Word this is about one half to one full page single-spaced in Times New Roman 12 pt font with 1" margins). Essays that contain blatant grammar and spelling mistakes will result in your application being excluded. The committee requires that you have your essay reviewed by a qualified individual prior to submission. Please pay attention to these guidelines as they are a part of your essay score.

Havinbg your application reviewed is REQUIRED in order for your application to be considered by the committee.

Students receiving federal student financial aid are expected to understand the SAP policy. Please review the policy at http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/financialaid/upload/Satisfactory-Academic-Prog... and contact the Financial Aid Coordinator at (907) 486-1214 if you have questions.

A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better is required to maintain financial aid eligibility according to the UAA Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) statement.

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A cumulative course completion ratio of 67% or better is required to maintain financial aid eligibility according to the UAA Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) statement. The formula for the ratio is: the total number of credits you have earned divided by the total credits you have attempted. This information can be found at the bottom of your unofficial academic transcript in UAOnline. If you require assistance with this calculation please contact the KoC Financial Aid Coordinator at (907)486-1214 or the UAA Office of Student Financial Assistance at (907)786-1480.

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Not sure? You can look up your semester bill in your UAOnline account or contact the Business Office at (907) 486-1217. Call 1-877-633-3888 for assistance logging in to UAOnline.

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Not sure? Contact the Bookstore at (907) 486-1216.

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Please contact Student Services if you need assistance locating and estimating your federal financial aid award in UAOnline. If you are Alaska Native or American Indian please contact your tribal and corporation scholarship offices for assistance, or contact our Native Student Advocate at (907) 486-1263.

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This may include income from employment, public assistance benefits, unemployment benefits, Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, social security, etc.

If so, make sure you have accepted your loans in UAOnline and completed your Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Loan Entrance Counseling at www.studentloans.gov. Please note that you can accept partial amounts of the loan awards offered. Accept subsidized loans before unsubsidized loans (unsubsidized loans accrue interest while you are in school). Be as conservative as possible with your borrowing.

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You can find the total amount of student loans you have borrowed and lender contact information by logging in to the National Student Loan Data System for Students at www.nslds.ed.gov.

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You can research careers and salaries on the Bureau Of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook handbook at www.bls.gov/oco.

Student loan borrowing guidelines recommend graduating with total student debt less than one one year of your entry level salary, or a monthly payment that is no more than 10% of your anticipated monthly income.

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You can estimate your payment using the repayment estimator at https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/mobile/repayment/repaymentEstimato...

Stay on Track to earn your degree! Visit http://www.alaska.edu/stayontrack/ for tools and tips. Contact Student Services if you would like to learn more about reducing student debt.

The purpose of the financial questions is to allow the committee to evaluate your financial need compared to other applicants. If you you have expenses much greater than your income, you should explain how you intend to close the gap if you do not receive financial assistance (student loans, increased work hours, reducing courseload, etc.).

ALL APPLICANTS MUST READ AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:
I certify that the information I have provided on this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I authorize the use of my academic and financial aid information for the purposes of tuition award consideration. In addition, by submitting this application I give my permission to use my name for the purposes of tuition award recipient publication or announcement, unless specified otherwise.

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