Do you need help paying for school?
Are you confused with the process? Don't know where to start? Don't worry, we are here to help you! Don't let a lack of funds keep you from pursuing your higher education goals! Our job is to connect you with the resources to make college affordable for you. Applying for financial aid is a multi-step process, but we are here to help you step by step!
TIP: It's less stressful to start the process as early as possible before you plan to begin classes. We can help you decide the best time to begin your studies, but it's up to you to take the first step. Stop by Kodiak College Financial Aid Office in the Campus Center or Call Student Services at (907) 486-1266 to get started today!
Follow these steps to make the most of your Financial Aid opportunities:
STEP ONE - File your FAFSA! This is how you apply for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Student Loans and Federal Work-Study. If you complete it by June 30th you are also applying for State of Alaska student aid.
Even if you don't think you will qualify for grants, or don't desire to take out loans, having an FAFSA on file is required to be considered for state grants and university scholarships.
Every student should file a FAFSA!
STEP TWO - Research and apply for scholarships and other types of supplemental financial aid. These include campus-based scholarships and tuition waivers, University of Alaska scholarships, community and tribal scholarships, and potential regional and national funding opportunities.
Scholarships are based on a variety of criteria, and not all require financial need or an exceptional GPA.
STEP THREE - If you are a veteran or qualified dependent, you may qualify for VA Education benefits! Click the link for information and to apply for VA education benefits, and for information on how to begin using your benefits at Kodiak College.
Students receiving VA benefits are also eligible to apply for Federal Financial aid, and may also apply for scholarships.
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Please be aware that students using financial aid must meet strict academic requirements to maintain eligibility for future assistance. Once eligibility is lost, it can be very difficult to regain. Eligibility is reviewed by the UAA Office of Student Financial Assistance after every semester. Students not meeting requirements will receive ONE warning semester before being deemed ineligible.
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Financial Literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being. If you have questions about how to fund your education, create a budget, better understand your loan options, or organize your finances while in school, please contact Nancy Castro in Student Services at (907) 486-1214 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Please contact Nancy Castro at email@example.com or (907) 486-1214 to discuss your financial aid. You are welcome to stop at Student Services office in room 103 on the Campus Center.