How to Apply for Financial Aid

The financial aid process 

Begin by submitting  your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Every student should file a FAFSA each 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 tuition award committees, 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.

1. Your Federal Student Aid (FSA ID) - to electronically file the application

2. The UAA School Code - 011462

3. FAFSA requires your 2022 tax returns for the 2024-2025 academic 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. If you are a dependent student you will also need your parent’s tax information and they must apply for a FSA ID to sign the FAFSA along with you (the FAFSA will determine if you are considered dependent or independent according to federal guidelines). 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.

FAFSA and  Kodiak College

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 (call 1-877-633-3888 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  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 (011462) first on your application.

FAFSA Resources:

UAA Financial Aid Forms

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Federal Student Aid on the Web

Federal Student Aid at a Glance

Federal Student Loan Simulator

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Short Informational FAFSA Video


Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC): 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) (TTY 1-800-730-8913)

For additional information on the FAFSA, please contact Kodiak College's Financial Aid Coordinator Nancy Castro at 907-486-1214 or via email