Financial aid

Financial Aid can help pay for tuition, fees, books, supplies and even living expenses. Northwest 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 Northwest 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.

USE CODE 001063 when filling out your FAFSA.

Student Financial Aid Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Financial aid can help pay for college.   Financial aid covers tuition, books, fees, supplies, and living expenses.   Financial aid provides choice, access, and persistence.   Choice means you can choose to pursue a college education without having to first look at the cost of attending.   Access means that you will be able to pay for the cost of getting into college.  Persistence means you will be able to stay in college long enough to complete your educational goal.   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.

NWC awards higher education scholarships to new and continuing NWC students.   The NWC Financial Aid Committee reviews scholarships.   There are two sources of financial assistance available, which include:

  1. UA Foundation Need Based Tuition Waiver,
  2. UA Foundation NWC Scholarship.

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

For further information please go to the NWC Scholarship Guidelines.

You can receive NWC financial aid.   Generally to receive financial aid you need to be a student who is enrolled in a degree program and attending college full or part-time.   The majority of students attending Northwest Campus are less than part-time, so the requirements for our financial aid differ.

To be eligible to receive NWC financial aid you must be enrolled for a NWC 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 NWC, have financial need, have a minimum GPA of 2.0, and satisfactorily completed previously funded courses.
Complete:  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the NWC Financial Aid Application (PDF).   Please see the financial aid officer on campus for additional information on other grants and loans.
Once a completed financial aid form is submitted it is signed and dated by the NWC Financial Aid Officer, who will take it to the next NWC Financial Aid Committee meeting.   The Financial Aid Committee reviews applications for financial need, minimum GPA requirement, and satisfactorily completion of previously funded courses.
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 NWC shall receive an NWC Scholarship Award Letter.   The student will need to accept or decline the scholarship, sign the form, and return it to Northwest Campus, Financial Aid Office.   Once the award is accepted, the scholarship will be processed through the respective fund, with the award being applied directly to the student's account.
The NWC Financial Aid Office is located in the Nagozruk Building.  

Office hours:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Phone: 907-443-8403
Toll-free: 1-800-478-2202 ext. 8403
Fax: 907-443-5602.
Yes. You can download the PDF and read the NWC Scholarship Guidelines (PDF 56K)