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Financial Aid Resources

It is important for students to check in more than one place for financial aid in order to learn about as many funding sources as possible. High school career and college counselors are an excellent place to start. They will have resources for financial aid and scholarship information, as well as contact information for colleges you might wish to attend.

There are many financial aid programs available to all students, and additional resources offered only to specific groups of students. For example, there are funding sources available to minority students and other sources available to students enrolling in health occupations programs. A free online scholarship search engine, such as, may help narrow the search specifically for your circumstances.

Colleges and universities in Alaska and in the U.S. generally have a financial aid office to assist students with the process of finding and applying for financial aid. Searching for financial aid should begin at the same time the student gathers information about a school (long before actually applying). Financial Aid offices have information about federal, state, and private sources for scholarships, grants, and loans which can be used at that school, including application procedures and deadlines. When contacting a university, college, or technical school, make sure you state that you need information on financial aid.

Below you will find a list that provides contact information for the financial aid offices at the 3 main University of Alaska campuses and other colleges around the state. These offices also can provide general financial aid information common to all colleges and universities. For specific school information, the financial aid offices for other schools may be located through the school’s catalog, brochure, website, or telephone directory.

Health care students often find it easier to obtain financial aid because of the special resources available to them. Be sure to check out the link on the left: Health Care Funding for a list of some of these specialized resources.

And lastly, Alaska Native students should be sure to check out the link on the left: Funding for Native Students which is a list of resources organized by the 12 regional Alaska Native corporations.

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE)

ACPE provides educational loans and scholarships to students.

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE)
Toll free: (800) 441-2962
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The ACPE website also offers a student exchange link. The link provides information about the following programs:

Alaska University and College Financial Aid Offices

University of Alaska Anchorage
Office of Student Financial Assistance
PO Box 141608
Anchorage, Alaska 99514-1608
Physical Location: University Mall (3901 Old Seward Highway, Anchorage, AK)
Phone: (907) 786-1480
Fax: (907) 786-6122
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Financial Aid Office
PO Box 756360
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-6360
Physical location: 107 Eielson Building
Phone: (907) 474-7256
Toll free: (888) 474-7256
Fax: (907) 474-7065
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

University of Alaska Southeast
Financial Aid Office
11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Physical Location: Novatney Building, Top Floor
Phone: (907) 796-6255
Fax: (907) 796-6250
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

University of Alaska Foundation Scholarships
910 Yukon Drive, Suite 206, Butrovich Building
PO Box 755080
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-5080
Phone: (907) 450-8030
Fax: (907) 450-8031
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The UA Foundation offers competitive scholarships for attendance at any UA campus, subject to availability of funds. Application deadline is generally February 15th for the following Fall. Any applications received through July 15th, will be used for any late awarded scholarships or any new scholarship that may open up.

Alaska Pacific University
Student Financial Services
Grant Hall, Room 125
4101 University Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Phone: (907) 564-8341
Fax: (907) 564-8317
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Charter College
2221 East Northern Lights Blvd., Suite 120
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone:  (907) 277-1000

Ilisagvik College
100 Stevenson St.
P.O. Box 749
Barrow, Alaska 99723
Phone: (907) 852-3333
Toll free: (800) 478-7337

Other Alaska Funding

State Training and Employment Program (STEP)
Division of Business Partnerships
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
For more information, contact:
Christine Sanderford, STEP Program Coordinator
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: (907) 269-2002
The target population for STEP is the adult worker who may be unemployed or underemployed and who has worked in a job covered by unemployment insurance.Typically program participants are self-motivated, with realistic employment goals, and a good probability of success. The ultimate goal is completion in training and achievement in the workforce after training. Alaska residency is a program requirement.

This page was last updated by Janice Troyer on October 29, 2015

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