Department of Alaska Native Studies & Rural Development

Fairbanks office:

3rd floor Brooks Building

PO Box 756500

Fairbanks, AK 99775


Phone: (907) 474-6528

Toll free: 1-888-574-6528

Fax: (907) 474-6325


Anchorage office:

2221 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Room 200

Anchorage, AK 99508


Phone: (907) 279-2700

Toll free: 1-800-770-9531

Fax: (907) 279-2716

Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM


There are many different types of financial aid available through UAF Financial Aid Office.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks provides several ways for new undergraduates to help finance their educations. For more information, see the UAF Financial Aid Applications

Important Deadlines

It is important that you find out about deadlines for applying for financial aid. For example, students can apply for federal aid well into each academic year, but you can fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Aid) as early as January. UAF scholarship applications are due on February 15th of each year for fall semester enrollment. The Alaska State Loan Application should be submitted by May 15 for priority consideration for fall semester.

Many Native regional and village corporations have deadlines in spring or summer for fall enrollment.  For a regional summary of scholarship entities see the following links:

The Graduate School offers several graduate scholarships and grants for full-time students (9 credits or more) that may be available to you. For more information, see UAF full-time graduate student financial aid.

1) Austin Cooley Talent Grant: $1,000
Deadline: February 15 each year

2) Howard Adams Memorial Scholarship: $10,000
Deadline: February 15 each year

3) Robert L. and Virginia R. Rausch Scholarship: $2,000
Deadline: February 15 each year

UA Statewide Scholarships

The University of Alaska Foundation provides scholarships, grants, and awards to UA students. Foundation deadline is March 1 of every year.