Financial Aid COVID-19 info

The Financial Aid Office is currently open to walk-in traffic, as well as helping students via email, phone and Zoom/Google Hangouts. Email uaf-financialaid@alaska.edu, call 907-474-7256, or schedule a virtual appointment with a financial aid advisor.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Apply for Emergency Funding:

We understand that you may have been financially impacted by COVID-19. If you need financial assistance, apply for the Student Support Fund.

CARES Act Funding:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has awarded the student portion of CARES Act funding from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $1,033,326.* These awards are to help with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, including cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. UAF’s plan was established to assist students with the greatest need, in accordance with federal guidelines. Learn more about CARES Act funding at UAF.

Financial Aid Re-evaluation:

Financial Aid advisors are available to meet virtually to help you figure out how to pay for the upcoming semester. We can re-evaluate your family’s ability to pay for college due to a reduction in wages, extraordinary medical expenses or other extenuating circumstances (Request for Review of Special Circumstances Form). Be sure to include a personal statement explaining your situation and any necessary documentation. 

Financial Aid Disbursement:

Financial aid will disburse funding Aug. 14. The deadline to pay your balance is Sept. 4. More information on payment plans, advance funding, and how to enroll on UAOnline to set up a payment plan are available on this payment plan website.