Financial Aid

Financial Aid can help pay for tuition, fees, books, supplies and even living expenses. Chukchi Campus works closely with funding agencies within the region and across the state to locate available funding resources for our students.

Advisors provide individualized financial aid advising and FAFSA workshops in villages throughout the region.

If you would like to see a workshop held in your community or need assistance filling out your scholarship applications please contact a Chukchi Campus advisor.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will determine your eligibility for federal grants and loans, state grants and scholarships and some private scholarships. The FAFSA should be submitted every year and is available October 1 for the following fall. There is not a deadline for the FAFSA, but we recommend completing before February 15 to be considered for all UAF scholarships. The state of Alaska requires the FAFSA by June 30 for state aid, including the Alaska Performance Scholarship.

Student Financial Aid Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Financial aid can help pay for college.   Financial aid covers tuition, books, fees, supplies, and living expenses.  There are several different types of financial aid.   Grants and scholarships are considered gift aid, or free money, meaning they do not have to be paid back.   Loans have to be paid back, and you are usually charged interest.

Chukchi Campus awards higher education scholarships to new and continuing Chukchi students. There are two sources of financial assistance available, which include:

  1. UA Foundation Need Based Tuition Waiver,
  2. UA Foundation Chukchi Campus Scholarship.

The number and amount of scholarships vary.   The Chukchi Campus Financial Aid Committee reviews applications before the beginning of each semester for the two different UA Foundation Scholarships.


To receive financial aid you must  be a student who is enrolled in a degree program and attending college full or part-time.   The majority of students attending Chukchi Campus are less than part-time, so the requirements for our financial aid differ.

To be eligible to receive financial aid you must be enrolled for a Chukchi Campus course or plan to enroll, have financial need, and have a minimum 2.0 GPA, and satisfactorily completed previously funded courses.   Due to limited funds, not all applicants are awarded scholarships.

You can apply for financial aid if you're a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and are enrolled or plan to enroll in a course at Chukchi Campus, have financial need, have a minimum GPA of 2.0, and satisfactorily completed previously funded courses.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please speak with your Chukchi advisor for additional information on other grants and loans.

To receive financial aid, you must be 'in good standing' (GPA of 2.0 or higher).   Aid will be suspended if you fail to complete your funded course(s) with the minimum GPA, have no pending incompletes within the last three years, or must have at least two semesters of successful completion after a series of withdrawals, or incompletes, and satisfactorily completed previously funded courses.

All scholarships awarded by Chukchi Campus shall receive a Scholarship Award Letter.  The student will need to accept or decline the scholarship, sign the form, and return it to Chukchi Campus. Once the award is accepted, the scholarship will be processed through the respective fund, with the award being applied directly to the students account.