Award terms and conditions


 

General eligibility requirements:

Students must be fully admitted to a UAF degree program and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress

 


 

Federal Pell Grant:

Eligibility for the Federal Pell grant is determined by the FAFSA. The amount offered is based on full time enrollment. The disbursement amount is prorated for part time enrollment. Annual and lifetime limits are determined by the US Department of Education Federal Student Aid. Additional funding may be available for summer semester, if enrollment is at least half time. 

 


 

Federal Direct Stafford Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized):

Eligibility for federal student loans is determined by the FAFSA and your class standing at UAF. Students must be enrolled half time (6 credits for undergraduate students or 5 graduate level credits for graduate students). Annual and lifetime limits are determined by the US Department of Education Federal Student Aid. Students must complete entrance counseling and a Master Promissory Note before the first disbursement. An annual acceptance and confirmation of promissory note is required for future use. 

 


 

Nanook WUE Scholarship: 

Students are awarded the Nanook WUE Scholarship at the time of admission. The scholarship is an estimate based on full time enrollment in face-to-face classes. The amount will be prorated for enrollment in online classes, since online classes are charged resident tuition rates. Students that are eligible for resident tuition through eCampus, community campuses or military and veteran rates are not able to utilize the Nanook WUE Scholarship. 

More information is available through UAF Office of Admissions WUE page. 

 


 

UA Scholars Award:

Students are identified by their Alaska high school based on their class standing at the end of the Junior year. Students remain eligible for 8 semesters of use and can take a 2 semester leave of absence. Students must be full time (12 or more credits) to receive disbursement. Students must also meet continuing eligibility criteria, reviewed after every 2 terms of use:

  • 2 Terms Used-- Have 24 earned credits and 2.5 GPA
  • 4 Terms Used--Have 54 earned credits and 2.5 GPA
  • 6 Terms Used-- Have 84 earned credits and 2.5 GPA

More information is available through UA Scholars office

 


 

Nanook Pledge:

Nanook Pledge recipients are notified at the time of admission. Eligibility is determined by high school or college transcript and ACT or SAT scores. Students must be admitted to a baccalaureate program at UAF and be enrolled full time (12 credits), of which one must be a face-to-face class. If applying to UAF for the Academic Year 2020-21 or 2021-22, ACT and SAT scores will be waived.

The Nanook Pledge is available for up to four years for continuous enrollment at UAF. Students may be eligible to use remaining years for a graduate program, with permission by the Financial Aid Office.  

More information is available through UAF Financial Aid Office Nanook Pledge page

 


 

Alaska Performance Scholarship:

Students remain eligible for 8 semesters of use or 6 years from high school graduation, whichever comes first. Initial eligibility is determined by your Alaska school district. For 12+ credits, students can receive full amount of award; for 6-11 credits students can receive half of the award. The FAFSA must be completed by June 30 each year. 

Students must also meet continuing eligibility criteria, reviewed after every 2 terms of use:

  • 2 Terms Used-- Have 24 earned credits and 2.0 GPA
  • 4 Terms Used--Have 54 earned credits and 2.5 GPA
  • 6 Terms Used-- Have 84 earned credits and 2.5 GPA

More information is available through the Alaska Commission on Post-Secondary Education

 


 

UA Foundation Scholarships:

Students are selected for these scholarships based on the scholarship application due February 15 each year. Eligibility criteria is determined by the scholarship committees. 

 


 

The Financial Aid Office has the right and responsibility to amend your award at any time due to availability of funds, changes in federal or state aid policies, errors or false information on your FAFSA or student record, or additional aid received from outside sources.  Specifically, you should be aware that your award may need to be amended if you later receive aid from a Native corporation, the University of Alaska Foundation, a UAF department, a graduate, employee, or student tuition waiver, veterans’ benefits, or any other scholarship or aid source.