Financial Aid Overview
KPC's Financial Aid Office works in partnership with our main campus, the Office of Student Financial Aid at UAA, in the administration of various federal, state, and private funding resources. Official requests for additional information or forms will be made through the secure UAOnline student portal or via your University of Alaska assigned email address.
Stay current on the latest financial aid policy, procedures, and forms by visiting UAA's Office of Student Financial Aid website.
Applying for financial aid begins with completing the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must be admitted to a degree or certificate program at the university in order to qualify for Federal and State programs. (Note that the UAA/KPC Federal School Code is 011462. This code denotes KPC, as an extension of UAA, for all U.S. Department of Education and State of Alaska financial aid programs.)
Financial aid is available for new and returning students. Many scholarships and financial aid options do not require full-time student status, but nearly all require the student to be enrolled in a degree or certificate program. The Financial Aid office helps students apply for state and federal aid programs. Each student’s situation is carefully assessed, taking into consideration family size, assets, income, debts, and estimated costs of attending college. Types and amounts of financial aid vary according to State and Federal guidelines, student needs, and availability of funds. Although many programs have specific deadlines, students are encouraged to check with a KPC financial aid office throughout the year.
Award & Eligibility Conditions
The University of Alaska Anchorage has defined several terms & conditions related to receiving financial aid from this institution. All awards are contingent upon sufficient appropriation of funds and your fulfillment of the terms and conditions of the award(s). This publication constitutes notification in writing of the terms and conditions of financial aid awards within UAA.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
The University of Alaska system has a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy that we believe is consistent with the institutional mission and academic policies of the University. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to retain financial aid eligibility, whether presently receiving financial aid or planning for a future semester. If a student presently receiving financial aid fails to complete satisfactory academic progress (SAP) they may have their financial aid placed on "ineligible" status until an appeal and degree plan have been submitted and approved, or reinstatement conditions are met, according to the UA SAP policy. Students who are not presently on financial aid but have failed to maintain satisfactory academic progress may be ineligible until they have submitted an appeal and it has been approved, or they reinstate themselves according to the SAP policy.
Check the Status of Submitted Applications
To view or print your award letter, or to determine if you have been offered specific types of awards, please login to your secure UAOnline student account and click the link to enter the financial aid section. You will need to identify the specific award year to check the status of any submitted applications. If you are unfamiliar with UAOnline, please stop by or contact the KPC Financial Aid Office for assistance in navigating this system. UAOnline is designed to provide immediate notification of incomplete items or tasks to accomplish, as well as allow for acceptance of funding offers.
Reminders about Financial Aid Communications
The UAA Office of Student Financial Assistance uses UAA email accounts to communicate instructions, policy, or eligibility information to students. Only new students that have not yet been assigned a UA email address will receive a copy of their financial aid award letter in the mail. It is the student's responsibility to check their University of Alaska email account frequently. If you have set up your UAA email account to forward to another personal account, be sure that it is working effectively. Visit the UAA IT Computer Services website for additional information regarding your UA webmail account.
Please remember that it is your responsibility to maintain current address/telephone number contact information within UAOnline. Any corrections may be submitted by the student, under the "Personal Information" tab of the system.
Withdrawal Policy (Return of Title IV Funds Policy)
Students who withdraw from all classes prior to completing more than 60 percent of an enrollment term will have their eligibility for aid recalculated based on the percent of the term completed. If you are thinking about withdrawing from all classes PRIOR to completing 60 percent of the semester, you should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to see how your withdrawal will affect your financial aid.