Financial aid helps make college affordable. It can help pay for tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses for classes that are required for your program of study at UAS. The Financial Aid Office assists students in applying for funds to attend any of the UAS campuses. State and federal governments, the University, and many private organizations offer grants, scholarships, loans, and employment opportunities to students who demonstrate need for such assistance. Each student’s financial situation is carefully assessed, taking into consideration family size, assets, income, debts, and estimated costs of attending college. Type and amount of financial aid varies according to state and federal guidelines, student need, and availability of funds. All applications for financial aid for students at all UAS campuses (Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka) are processed in Juneau.