Tuition Waiver Application

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Fall semester application due dateAugust 5th each year

Spring semester application due date: December 10th each year

Each Fall and Spring semester the Kodiak College Tuition Waiver Committee awards tuition waivers 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 Waivers:
  • Are awarded per credit based on the resident undergraduate tuition rate at Kodiak College for the semester in which they are applying.
  • Are awarded each Fall and Spring semester. Students must reapply every semester.
  • Cover tuition charges only.  Fees and books are the responsibility of the student.
To be eligible for a tuition waiver, students must:
  1. Have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA (high school GPA 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 coadmitted to a Kodiak College program.
  3. Have completed course registration for the semester applying and be 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 stated deadline (see above).
Tuition waiver recipients will be notified of their award approximately 14 working days following the published application deadline.

Should you experience difficulties submitting this application, please contact Robyn Gallacher at (907) 486-1214(907) 486-1214 or for assistance.

  • Do not submit this application without having your essay responses reviewed by a qualified individual (tutor, teacher, advisor, etc.).
  • Blatant grammar and spelling mistakes may result in your application not being considered.
  • Writing tutors are available in The Learning Center and appointments are recommended (required during the summer).
  • To avoid lost work, remember to save your essay information in a seperate file (Word, Notepad, etc.) prior to submitting this form.

Please enter all of the information below: 

Note: Students should submit this application after they have completed their registration.

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

The tuition waiver categories are described below. You will automatically be considered for all categories that you are eligible for. If you would like to be considered for the financial need category you must complete the financial need statement below.
Students with Financial Need:
Applicant may be FULL-TIME or PART-TIME. This waiver is awarded based on financial need indicated in the financial need statement submitted with your application

Part-Time Student:
This waiver is for PART-TIME students with preference given to students who are enrolled in 6 or fewer credits.

AAS Accounting:
Applicant may be FULL-TIME or PART-TIME. Eligible students must be officially admitted to the AAS Accounting Program.

Smart Start Student:
Applicant must be enrolled in at least six (6) 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 FULL-TIME or PART-TIME. Eligible students must be the first generation in their family to attend college (neither parent earned a bachelors degree).

The purpose of the statement is to allow the Committee to evaluate your financial need as compared to other applicants. If you submit a statement in which you describe having expenses much greater than your income, you should also supply an explanation as to how you intend to close that gap if you do not receive financial assistance.

The essay should be a minimum of 500 words. Assistance for writing your essay is available in The Learning Center at Kodiak College. The committee requires that you have your essay reviewed by a qualified individual prior to submission. Essays that contain blatant grammar and spelling mistakes will result in your application being excluded. Call (907) 486-1203 for more information.

This step is REQUIRED in order for your application to be considered by the committee.

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 scholarship and/or tuition waiver consideration and/or awarding. In addition, by submitting this application I give my permission to use my name for the purposes of scholarship recipient publication or announcement, unless specified otherwise.

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