These Steps will lead you through the process of becoming enrolled at UAS and activating your benefits.
Step 1: Apply for Educational Benefits with Veteran's Affairs
- If you are transferring to UAS from another institution, complete VA Form 22-1995 Change of Institution.
Step 2: Apply for Admission
a. Students who wish to be enrolled at UAS must apply through UA Online. UA Online will allow you to apply to any school within the University of Alaska system. Choose University of Alaska Southeast. Ensure that you indicate your status as a Veteran to take advantage of Veteran Privileges.
b. Veteran students have two semesters to complete the admissions process. Call (907)796-6100 to speak with an Admission representative about which degree programs are most appropriate for your benefits.
c. Choose "Apply for Admissions" and create a temporary Login ID and PIN.
d. Pay application fee.
e. Send official high school transcripts/GED/ALL colleges attended. Questions? Speak with an Admissions Representative about special considerations for submitting military transcripts.
Step 3: Financial Aid
a. Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). UAS School Code: 001065. Filling out the FAFSA could secure extra funds in addition to your GI Bill.
b. Complete and submit Request to Begin VA Benefits form.
- If you have any questions regarding financial aid, visit uas.alaska.edu/finaid or call 907-796-6255
Step 4: Housing (if applicable)
a. Apply for housing. Call 907-796-6528 to speak with a Housing Representative.
b. Fill out the housing forms.
c. Pay security deposit.
Step 5: Complete English and Math Placement Tests
a. These tests will determine the level of English and Math classes you can register for. Tests are available through the Learning Center.
- Call 907-796-6000 to speak with a Peer Advisor about review resources or transfer credit applicability before taking your tests
Step 6: Meet with your Advisor
a. To find out who your advisor is, contact the Student Resource Center (SRC) at 907-796-6000 or toll free at 877-465-4827.
b. Inform your advisor of intent to use VA benefits to ensure your chosen courses are eligible.
c. If you need accommodations for your classes, make an appointment with Disability Services at 907-796-6000.
Step 7: Register for Classes
a. View the course schedule at UAOnline. Click on "Class Schedule" at the main menu.
b. Register for classes by following the instructions online, Step 3: Register or in person at any of the UAS campuses.
Step 8: Notify School Certifying Official
a. After registering for classes, contact Deborah Rydman, UAS School Certifying Official.
Step 9: UAS Whale Card
a. Contact the UAS Student Accounts to obtain your UAS Whale Card.
Step 10: Purchase your Books
a. A book stipend will be issued directly to VA students. Textbooks for all Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka classes are listed on a website linked to MBS Direct for on-line purchasing. Students may purchase books from MBS Direct, or their preferred provider.
Step 11: Set up your Username and Password
a. To set up your username and passwords for the online programs you'll need to access while a student, go to uas.alaska.edu/elmo.
b. After setting up your username and password, you'll be able to sign into UAS Online and your UAS student email account. Both are used extensively by professors in communicating course information to students enrolled in their classes.
'VA Certifying Officials Eric Ramaekers, Director of Financial Aid, and Deborah Rydman, Career Services Coordinator, have the authority to review all paperwork necessary to certify the enrollment and any changes in enrollment for students who are eligible for VA educational benefits. 'UAS VA Certifying Official