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Welcome to Kodiak College, UAA

and thank you for your service!

2019/2020 DATES & DEADLINES (to avoid late fees)

04/20/2019:    Priority deadline for Summer certification requests

07/19/2019:       Priority deadline for Fall certification requests

11/22/2019:        Deadline for Spring certification requests c


NEW STUDENTS:

The following steps must be completed the first semester you begin using your VA education benefits at Kodiak College:

  1. Apply for your benefits through the VA and confirm your eligibility.
  2. Apply for admission to a Kodiak College degree or certificate program.
  3. Meet with your program advisor to ensure course applicability to your program and have your semester course selections documented by your advisor in a DegreeWorks plan. NO DEGREE PLAN, NO CERTIFICATION.
  4. Register for classes on UAOnlineView the Priority Registration dates.
  5. Submit your Request to Begin Using Benefits.
  6. If you make a change after registering you must submit a Report of Change form.

CONTINUING STUDENTS:

The following steps must be completed each semester that you wish to use your VA education benefits:

  1. Meet with your program advisor to ensure course applicability to your program and have your semester course selections documented by your advisor in a DegreeWorks plan. NO DEGREE PLAN, NO CERTIFICATION.
  2. Register for classes using UAOnline.
  3. Submit your Request for Certification. 

Request for Certification

Submit this form after you have met with your advisor, registered for classes and created a plan in DegreeWorks that includes your selected courses.  This form must be submitted every semester that you wish to have your classes certified with the VA. 

Report of Change

Submit this form if you change your major or make a change to your registration after you have submitted your initial Request for Certification. Course changes must be reflected in your DegreeWorks plan (you must first see your advisor to update your plan).

FINANCIAL AID FOR MILITARY

We recommend all students—including veterans—fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine if they qualify for additional funds for school.

FAFSA: What You Need

  • Social Security and driver license numbers
  • Tax records for you and your spouse (if applicable)
  • Documentation of your VA benefits and any workers compensation or child support received
  • Personal financial records, including recent bank statements and investment information
  • List These Incomes for FAFSA
  • Most recent pay (if you're no longer active duty)
  • VA disability pay and non-educational VA benefits (as untaxed income)
  • Combat pay (if it was taxable and part of your adjusted gross income on your last tax return)

MILITARY SCHOLARSHIPS:

Opportunities for Veterans at Kodiak College students. You may be eligible for local, state, and  scholarships as well as  veteran-specific scholarships offered by organizations. Follow the Kodiak Island Scholarship Fair website to search for the scholarship list. 
 

OTHER FORMS:

Request for Evaluation of Military Training (UAA) - Please discuss this form with your degree program advisor prior to submitting for evaluation.

VA Form 22-1995 - Change of Program or Place - Must be completed and submitted to School Certifying Official if you change schools, degree program and/or major.

VA Form 22-1990 - Request for Tutorial Assistance - To request funds through the VA to pay for tutoring.

eBenefits is your Gateway to VA Benefit Information Online. View and manage your VA Benefits and Payment Information, VA Health Records, Disability, VA Letters and much more. 

Check your Currrent Enrollemnt Status on eBenefits

CONTACTS:

Nancy Castro
VA School Certifying Official
907.486.1214 Phone
907.486.1264 Fax
ncastro2@alaska.edu

VA CONTACT INFORMATION:

Education Line: 1-888-442-4551

Monthly Verification of Attendance: 1-877-823-2378

Direct Deposit: 1-888-442-4551

Other VA Benefits: 1-800-827-1000

www.ebenefits.va.gov

www.gibill.va.gov