Thursday, December 6

Changes in UA Billing!

Paper Bills are being Discontinued~

Beginning in November 2007 the University of Alaska will no longer send out paper bills. An electronic bill will be generated for you on the 15th of each month and made available via UAOnline. An e-mail reminder will be sent to your UA-assigned e-mail address each time a new bill is generated. A link on the UAOnline Statement and Payment History page will take you to the page where you can pay with credit card or electronic check.

To view your electronic bill, go to UAOnline and choose Student from the main menu, then Student Account, then Statement and Payment History.

Wednesday, October 31

S.P.A.N.S. is now available!

The Seward Peninsula Application Network Scholarship (S.P.A.N.S) has been updated and is available!

Now, part time students may qualify for financial aid and scholarships from local scholarship sources.

Check the application out to see if you are eligible:
S.P.A.N.S Application

If you do qualify, then download, complete and submit the document to the organization(s) for possible Spring '08 funding! Good luck!

Friday, October 19

Reese Huhta has a new toll-free number!

Now you can call the UAF-NWC Unalakleet Learning Resource Center toll-free from anywhere in Alaska! Please don't hesitate to give me a call regarding advising, registration, financial aid or student services. I am a NWC advisor for the southern region of Norton Sound, and can be reached toll-free in Unalakleet at 1-888-624-3158.

Do the FAFSA online- before April 15!

Students,
Many of you do not order FAFSA forms in bulk, so this doesn't apply to you... nonetheless, FAFSA information Advisors were recently were made aware of:
FAFSA Form No Longer Available for Order in Bulk

As you know, Reese and I are available to help you apply for FAFSA. If at all possible, it's best to do it online... quicker, more efficient and there's online help ALWAYS available!
Now is a GREAT time to sign up for your PIN (FAFSA PIN Website) or reestablish it if you have one! Then, come January 1, you'll be prepared and can apply online.

Submit the application early in the year, preferably before April 15. This date is the deadline to apply for Financial aid available within the state of Alaska. Don't miss applying for those funds!

Let us (Reese or Kacey) know if you have questions...

Thursday, September 6

Are you prepared?

With the semester Spring 08 Semester underway here at NWC, be sure you've prepared yourself:

1) You've read your Student Resource Packet that's arrived in the mail,

2) Have completed the NWC GOLD Process (if taking a Blackboard or Elluminate Live Course) ,

3) Have recieved your books and materials- should be arriving soon if you don't have them already,

4) Recieved your conference code numbers (if you're taking an audioconference class) and know when your class(es) meet.

5) Signed up for your PIN and completed the FAFSA for free federal student aid!


There are numerous student support services are available to you. Please contact us, check out the links on this blog or on the nwc website to discover the various resources available.

I hope this semester is a successful and enjoyable one for you!
Good luck!

Monday, August 20

The NWC GOLD Process!

I'd like to introduce the Northwest Campus Guide and Orientation to Learning at a Distance (NWC GOLD) Process!

This online guide and orientation has been developed to familiarize students with the various web-based tools used while they take distance courses through NWC. EVERY student is encouraged to complete this orientation process, especially first time users of Blackboard and/or Elluminate Live. The link can be found on the right side of this blog page, and also on the NWC website in the "for students" section. Good luck and welcome to distance learning at Northwest Campus!

Click HERE to experience the NWC GOLD Process.

If you have ANY questions or problems, please contact Kacey Miller.
nnklm@uaf.edu
1.800.478.2202 ext 8416

Monday, August 6

Fall '07 Semester

Registration for Fall '07 has begun!

Last day of Registration: August 24
Book mailing week: August 25-31
Last day to Cancel Courses: August 27
Late Registration ($50 + $40 express mail fee): August 27-30
Campuses Closed September 3 (Labor Day)
First day of Instruction: September 4!
Last day for 100% Refund of Tuition: September 10
Last day for 50% Refund of Tuition: September 17

Contact your Advisor or Northwest Campus for any questions or for assistance registering.
Local: (907) 443- 2201
Toll Free in AK: 1 (800) 478- 2202
Fax: (907) 443- 5602

Tuesday, May 15

The NEW FAFSA4caster!

We all know that you need to complete the FAFSA between January 1 and June 30 of the year you plan to attend school. (Applying online is the faster and easier way at www.fafsa.ed.gov. )

BUT, have you heard of the FAFSA4caster!?!?

The FAFSA4caster is a tool to help you get a jumpstart on the financial aid process. This online financial aid estimator will calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) – the indicator used by colleges to estimate your family´s ability to contribute towards the cost of your education. FAFSA4caster calculates your eligibility, which will vary based on the accuracy of the information you provide.

FAFSA4caster is not an official FAFSA Application or submission. So when you're ready to apply for aid, you easily transition information from FAFSA4caster to FAFSA on the Web. Much of the information that you enter in the FAFSA4caster will populate your FAFSA on the Web application, making the experience of applying for federal student aid a whole lot easier!

Website:
http://www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov
Link is also listed under "Important Websites".

The Fafsa4caster website also provides you with an opportunity to increase your knowledge of the financial aid process; become familiar with the various types of federal student aid that are available; and investigate other sources of aid, such as grants and scholarships.

So help make your future forecast a bright one by planning now for college. Try the FAFSA4caster now! Give Kacey Miller a call if you have any questions or need assistance.

Wednesday, May 2

Northwest Campus Blog

I look forward to using this site for staying connected with you all. Before long this will be something that we will not be able to do without. Thanks, Kacey.

Welcome

Welcome to the Northwest Campus Student Blog! I am really excited to start posting and using this as a tool in communicating with you all. As time progresses and we get more familiar with this, I'd like you to start posting important information also.

I know being a distant student is challenging. Having solid communication strategies (and opportunities) will further guarantee your success in your educational career and in life. Sharing this blog will only strengthen our efforts in staying informed and connected. This is new for me too, so we're experiencing this together. Learning continues long after you receive your degree...

Check the blog regularly as other NWC's Advisors will be posting as well. We will have a variety of things to share with you. If you have something you'd like to share, please email me and I'd be happy to review and post it for you. Just a reminder: This is strictly a Northwest Campus Student blog, so let's keep it focused on Academia and you. :)
I'm excited, so let's get started!