Financial Aid

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Phone appointments are available for financial aid advising. Schedule your online appointment by clicking one of the links below.

A confirmation email will be sent after scheduling an advising appointment. Depending upon specific needs, the advisor may recommend the student download the Zoom meeting app to allow screen sharing capabilities on computers or in the App Store and Google Play Store for phones.

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Email cmcooley@alaska.edu or jacabales@alaska.edu to get answers.

 

Financial Aid is money to help you meet your educational expenses at Mat-Su College. Our Financial Aid Advisors are here to assist you with making your dreams of a quality education come true. Find how to apply for aid, what options are available, and how to manage your aid. All students in need should apply for financial aid – do not assume you are not eligible! Part-time and full-time degree-seeking students are eligible to receive financial aid funds.

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Aid Basics

  1. Apply for Admission to Mat-Su College (or UAA)
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year you are degree-seeking
  3. Complete a scholarship application
  4. Contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs or your local native organization about available awards (if applicable)
  5. Make an appointment with a Financial Aid Advisor and Academic Advisor.  Call 907-745-9762
  6. Register for classes at UAOnline
  7. If needed, fulfill requirements by U.S. Department of Education for verification
  8. Check your UAOnline Account to see which forms to complete your financial aid application

 

 

Go to UAOnline
 
  1. Log into the secured area with your Username and Password.
  2. Click on Financial Aid tab.
  3. Select UAA
  4. Click on Award
  5. Click on Award by Aid Year
  6. Select the aid year in the drop down box (refer to your Student Aid Report).  Click Submit.
  7. Click on the Accept Award Offer tab.  You will have award options presented at this point.
    • You can accept all or a portion of your award.  It is awarded annually and will be divided between Fall and Spring.
    • Grants and scholarship awards are automatically accepted for you.
  8. Click Submit.
 

If accepting loans, first-time borrowers should complete the next steps

 

  • Complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN)
    • The MPN is an agreement that can be used to take one or more loans for one or more academic years (up to 10 years).  Separate MPN's are required for Parent PLUS loans.
    • Save a copy of your MPN as it is a legal document to keep for future reference.
  • Complete Entrance Loan Counseling 
    • This is a Federal requirement when you take out a Federal Stafford Loan for the first time.
    • Counseling sessions can be done online and may take about 30-45 minutes

* Remember to monitor your financial aid status and re-apply for the FAFSA, annually. 


IMPORTANT DATES

File your FAFSA online. (If you filed the year before, complete a renewal form. You may be eligible for supplemental funds given to early applicants.) It is important to apply as soon as possible to receive maximum funds. Apply for scholarships for next academic year. Many scholarships, including the UAA Foundation Awards have February deadlines.
Monitor your account at UAOnline, you can find the status of your FAFSA there. Contact the financial aid office if you have questions or need assistance at 745-9762.
Filing income taxes? It’s not too late to file your FAFSA! Some scholarships may still be available. Keep looking and take note of deadlines. If selected for verification, see a Financial Aid Advisor if you have questions.
After filing your FAFSA, check your UAOnline account to accept and/or decline aid that is offered. Contact a Financial Aid Advisor to discuss your options and any questions you may have.
Check your UAOnline account and maintain contact with your Financial Aid Advisor to ensure all requirements have been met. Don’t assume your application is complete! Other requirements may be added to your account before the funds are actually awarded. If you are using financial aid to order your books you can apply for a book voucher at the Campus Cache in July. The deadline to submit verification documents is July 1 to ensure review by start of Fall term.

Strategies

  • Tips for Financial Aid
    • Start early – February is FAFSA month and prime time for scholarship applications
    • Expand your searches
      • Scholarships – apply for all you qualify for and start EARLY
      • Federal Aid includes more than just Pell grant
    • Consider a work-study or on-campus job
      • Work around your class schedule, save on transportation
    • Research Internet financial aid resources
    • Take responsibility for your documentation
      • Save copies of all submitted information
      • Check with your Financial Aid Advisors to make sure you have no outstanding requirements that will hold up your financial aid
      • If you need loan money – complete loan steps
    • Ask for help and do not pay for it
      • Watch for scams that charge you for free services!
      • Visit your financial aid advisor!
    • Take advantage of tuition payment plans
    • Apply every year
      • FAFSA must be completed every year
      • Scholarships for continuing students
    • Meet or exceed Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) guidelines
      • Keep your financial aid: finish your classes & keep your grades up