Alaska – University and College List

The following is a list of Universities in the state of Alaska:

  • Alaska Bible College
  • Alaska Pacific University
  • University of Alaska System
  • Anchorage
  • Fairbanks
  • Southeast (Juneau)

Alaska students financial aid & scholarships:

  • The Alaska Performance Scholarship provides an opportunity for Alaska high school students to earn a scholarship to help cover the cost of an Alaska postsecondary education. Alaska high school students who take a more rigorous curriculum, get good grades, and score well on college placement or work ready exams, can earn an Alaska Performance Scholarship to qualified Alaska colleges, universities, or vocational/technical programs.
  • There are three maximum annual award levels: up to $4,755, $3,566, and $2,378. Maximum levels are established based on a combination of minimum GPA and test scores. An APS award may not exceed qualifying costs of attendance (which typically include tuition; fees; required books, supplies, and equipment; room and board; and transportation) remaining after considering all other non-loan aid the student is eligible for. Students may remain eligible for up to 8 semesters, but must fully use the APS within six years of high school graduation.
  • The APS is sent to schools in two payments, usually 50% of the award when the student begins attendance, and the other 50% at the start of the next term or midpoint of a CTE program. Generally, your school will first apply your APS funds to your outstanding school debt for that year, if any, and then pay any remaining funds to you. Final award notification is made after the postsecondary education confirms qualifying enrollment. Students can monitor their status in their Alaska Student Aid Portal (ASAP) account.

Required GPA for students in order to qualify for the  Alaska Performance Scholarship:

  • Level 1
    up to $4,755 per year – High School GPA 3.5
    ACT 25 -or old SAT* 1680 -or new SAT** 1210
    Specified high school curriculum
  • Level 2
    up to $3,566 per year – High School GPA 3.0
    ACT 23 -or old SAT* 1560 -or new SAT** 1130
    Specified high school curriculum
  • Level 3
    up to $2,378 per year – High School GPA 2.5
    ACT 21 -or old SAT* 1450 -or new SAT** 1060
    Specified high school curriculum

Alaska Education Grant Program: this Grant Program provides a need-based financial assistance to students that attend a qualifying school in Alaska. These Alaskas Education Grant awards vary from $500 to $3,000 per school year for students who have qualifying financial need. A portion of funds is set aside for applicants with exceptional academic preparation and for those enrolled in workforce shortage programs. Students with the highest financial need are awarded in order of need until funds are exhausted.

Alaska State Loans for students:  Students can apply for Alaska state education loans by completing a loan application with the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE). To keep borrowing costs as low as possible, always apply for the federal Direct Stafford Loan before you apply for any Alaska State Education Loans. Included in the Alaska Student Loan application is the Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form which informs students to contact their Financial Aid office to determine the estimated cost of attendance and financial assistance available to help students keep borrowing cost low.

In some cases, your school may allow you to apply for an Alaska state loan without completing the FAFSA. ACPE strongly recommends you complete the FAFSA to get the best possible financial aid package. for more info go to the Alaska education loan Faqs

List of Community Colleges in the state of Alaska:

  • Ilisagvik College
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (2-year campuses)
  • Chugiak-Eagle River Campus
  • Kenai Peninsula College
  • Kodiak College
  • Matanuska-Susitna College
  • Prince William Sound Community College
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (2-year campuses)
  • UAF College of Rural & Community Development
  • UAF Community & Technical College
  • University of Alaska Southeast (2-year campuses)
  • Ketchikan Campus
  • Sitka Campus