Financial aid often determines a student's ability to pursue their academic goals by helping pay educational costs and some living expenses. Financial aid is available from state and federal governments, the university, and many private organizations through grants, scholarships, loans and employment opportunities.
All UAS financial aid is processed through the Juneau campus, their financial aid office online gives more information on financial aid. Academic advisors in Ketchikan happily provide support but may refer you to Juneau for specific details.
The majority of UAS Ketchikan students qualify for some form of financial aid. To apply for financial aid complete these Step by Step instructions.
Types of resources avalable include:
Loans: enable you or your parents to borrow money for school that you repay over time. If you qualify for subsidized loans, you will not have to pay interest on those loans during college. If you qualify for unsubsidized loans, you do have to pay interest during college.
Merit scholarships: are gifts of money that do not need to be repaid. Scholarships usually recognize special achievements in academics and leadership, and they can come from a variety of sources.
Need-based grants: are funds that do not need to be repaid. They are generally awarded to students with the greatest financial need.
Student employment: is not based on financial need. The Ketchikan campus hires many student workers each semester.
Payment plan: allows you and your family to pay expenses in payments throughout the semester.
Deadlines and requirements for each program vary. Students are encouraged to begin pursuit of financial aid as soon as possible in order to secure the best possible financial aid package.