Student Services

The Northwest Campus ss3.1.jpgStudent Services department is committed to offering an effective support system to all students by providing individualized academic advising services and comprehensive e-learning and regional outreach events. Through regular contact with the students, academic advisers provide intensive advising support, assist students explore various fields of interest, select a specific academic major, help secure financial aid and develop plans of study appropriate for their educational and career goals.

Please click here to find contact information for an advisor to assist you.

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CRCD Scholars Award PDF Print E-mail

Northwest Campus is happy to announce a student funding opportunity, the 21-22 CRCD Scholars Award, provided by Congress under Section 18004 (a)(2) of the CARES Act! We encourage all regionally enrolled, admitted students to apply! Contact a NWC advisor for any assistance or further information about the scholarship.

The funding will be used to support student success through scholarships through December 31, 2021.


  • The CRCD Scholars Award is available to degree seeking students enrolled in any CRCD degree program or attending through any rural campus in the Dillingham, Kotzebue, Bethel, Nome, and Interior Alaska regions.
  • Students must be admitted to UAF or have applied for University of Alaska Fairbanks admissions for the semester in which they are applying for funding.
  • Students must be enrolled in at least 3 UAF credits.
  • If a student drops course(s) and falls below the minimum number of credits required, then the CRCD Scholars award will be reversed from the student’s account. Students must maintain CRCD Scholars Award enrollment requirements ( > 3 credits) to remain CRCD Scholars award eligible. Students falling below minimum enrollment status at any time will subsequently result in CRCD Scholars award funds reversed from the student’s account.

Students may receive up to but may not exceed the following amounts:
  • Part-time students: $750 per semester (totaling $1,500 for FY22)
  • Full-time students: $1,500 per semester (totaling $3,000 for FY22)
Eligible students may reapply for Scholars Award funding every semester through summer 2021 in which they are enrolled. Scholars Award funding can be used to cover the following:
  • Tuition and fees
  • Books and course materials
  • Admission application fees
  • Housing / Meals
  • Graduation application fees
Scholarships MAY NOT be used to lift student holds or to pay off existing student debt.

Here is a link to the CRCD Scholars Award application.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 August 2021 15:00
Ellucian Go: New App For Viewing Schedules and Grades PDF Print E-mail
If you are a student looking to check your grades and schedule, download the Ellucian Go app. Below are the Apple and Android versions:

Apple iOS

Blackboard also has an app available for download. Below are the Apple and Android versions:

Apple iOS

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2021 14:01
Student Support Resources PDF Print E-mail
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Student Tools

Libraries Computer Support Informational Admissions and Degrees
Last Updated on Monday, 16 August 2021 12:10
Testing and Tutoring Services PDF Print E-mail

Placement Testing

NWC Computer Lab New or returning students interested in registering for courses are often required to complete a placement test. Advisors are available to assist students through this mandatory university enrollment process, involving the Accuplacer and ALEKS placement programs.

Accuplacer is used to provide English and WRTG course placement. This placement test is required to be taken by a certified test proctor through arrangements made either by calling Northwest Campus or emailing the Test Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mobile and web-based apps are also available!

Additional free practice sites:
CollegeBoard Accuplacer Practice Test Website
CollegeBoard Accuplacer Exercises

The ALEKS program is used to provide appropriate Math course placement and can be taken anywhere students have internet access here:

Due to COVID-19, UAF Accuplacer placement tests are unavailable. An alternative writing placement method has been developed for fall 2020 semester. Students are encouraged to contact a NWC Advisor prior to completing the fall 2020 Writing Placement Process.


Student Testing Room UAF Northwest Campus is a community resource for proctoring and administering various online examinations, certifications and tests. The Student Testing Room, located in the Education Center, is a secure space made available on campus for regional online testing and proctoring needs. The Testing Room can be reserved by emailing Northwest Campus at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Student proctoring services for a variety of examinations and certifications are also provided by Northwest Campus advisors. Please reference the NWC Test Proctoring Services Policy for specifics regarding NWC proctoring and testing arrangements.

For more information about testing and proctoring services on our campus, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tutoring Services

Tutoring Services Students who are having difficulties with their courses need to inform the instructor and their academic advisor. Upon the instructor's approval, we can arrange for and hire tutors to work with individual students. Other tutoring-related services available to student include the UAF Writing Center, UAF Math Lab, Off-Campus Library Services and Computing Help Desk.

Writing Center

The UAF Writing Center offers services to writers throughout rural Alaska and all locations beyond. Our tutors are available to assist students at any phase of the writing process.

Assistance we can provide includes:
  • Brainstorming
  • Tips for getting started--freewriting, outlining, developing tree diagrams, clusters, etc.
  • Drafting issues--following assignment guidelines, developing ideas, organizing ideas, shaping arguments/thesis, writing introductions & conclusions
  • Revision strategies--attending to such concerns as word choice, sentence structure, writing conventions, reworking or refining aspects of the draft
  • Citation format--MLA, APA, Chicago, Other (CSE, AAA, ASA)
  • Any other writing needs
We welcome writing on any topic and at all levels. Whether writers have a scratch outline or a completed draft or something in-between, we can provide a forty-five minute tutorial session no matter your location. We offer advice--always constructive, often great--and the collaboration of student and tutor can lead to strong papers and more confident writers.

The Process:

Students can go to the UAF Writing Center or email them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to make an appointment.

Students will send their drafts via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at least 30 minutes prior to their appointment time.

The tutor will telephone the writer at the appointed time.

Rasmuson Library Off-Campus Library Services

Rasmuson Library Off-Campus Library Services provides research assistance to UAF students, faculty and staff when they are not in Fairbanks. If you reside out of the Fairbanks area or if you are traveling outside of the Fairbanks area, we are your connection to Rasmuson Library.

Through the Rasmuson Library web page you can link to Rasmuson library and Off-Campus Services resources.

Off-Campus Library services can be reached by:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2021 15:10
NWC Guide and Orientation to Learning at a Distance (GOLD) Process PDF Print E-mail
NWC Guide and Orientation to Learning at a Distance (GOLD) Process NWC Gold is designed to be a step by step process for first time distant students. This process will help you access your accounts for email, blackboard, and blackboard collaborate

Questions or problems?
Use live chat! (bottom right)
Call: 907-443-8421
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Anytime throughout this process!

Before you start: Make sure this process is completed on the actual computer you will use to attend your class(es). Additionally, make sure it has been 48 hours since your registration was completed.

  1. Find your username and create a password

    • Go to: Easy Login Maintenance Option (ELMO)
    • This site will:
      • Ask you several security questions
      • Find your UA username and student id
      • Allow you to create/change your password

      Note: This username/password will be for UA Mail, Blackboard, and Blackboard Collaborate.

  2. Sign into your UA Google Mail

    • Go to: UA Mail
    • Sign in with your username and password from the previous step

  3. Check Browser for Compatibility

  4. Sign into Blackboard

    • Log into Blackboard to see how Blackboard and Blackboard Collaborate work!
    • Go to: Blackboard
    • Sign in with the same username and password as your UA Mail

    Still having difficulty logging into your accounts? Contact UAF Office of Information Technology at 1-800-478-8226 and select #3 for a support technician.

    We're sorry for any frustration, and we are working hard to address your problem. If you haven't already contacted us, please do so!

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Useful UAF/CRCD Links PDF Print E-mail
College of Rural and Community Development Links
University of Alaska Fairbanks Links
University of Alaska Statewide Links
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Student Financial Aid Resources PDF Print E-mail
Types of Financial Aid:
  • Assistantships: Awarded to graduate students only, such as research assistants.
  • Employment: Campus jobs for students (Federal Work Study, etc.).
  • Fellowships: Grants to do specific project or research. Usually for graduate students.
  • Grants: Grants do not have to be paid back. They are usually based on financial need and are usually for undergraduate students.
  • Loans: Money you receive to go to school that has to be paid back, and sometimes with interest.
  • Programs: There are various levels of financial aid available that students can qualify for. Below are resources and links to connect our students with funding.

Federal Funding Financial Aid (FAFSA) (Qualifies you for Pell Grant: use code 001063 for this region)

University Of Alaska Financial Aid

Regional/Local Financial Aid

Other Financial Aid Resources

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2021 15:28
Frequently Asked Questions PDF Print E-mail

Northwest Campus (NWC) Financial Aid

  1. What is financial aid?
  2. What types of financial aid are available at NWC?
  3. Who can receive NWC financial aid?
  4. Who can apply?
  5. How do I apply?
  6. How is eligibility determined?
  7. How do I remain eligible for NWC financial aid?
  8. How do I receive payment?
  9. Where is the financial aid office located?
  10. Is there a guideline I can follow?

1. What is financial aid?

Financial aid can help pay for college.   Financial aid covers tuition, books, fees, supplies, and living expenses.   Financial aid provides choice, access, and persistence.   Choice means you can choose to pursue a college education without having to first look at the cost of attending.   Access means that you will be able to pay for the cost of getting into college.  Persistence means you will be able to stay in college long enough to complete your educational goal.   There are several different types of financial aid.   Grants and scholarships are considered gift aid, or free money, meaning they do not have to be paid back.   Loans have to be paid back, and you are usually charged interest.

2. What types of financial aid are available at NWC?

NWC awards higher education scholarships to new and continuing NWC students.   The NWC Financial Aid Committee reviews scholarships.   There are two sources of financial assistance available, which include:

  1. UA Foundation Need Based Tuition Waiver,
  2. UA Foundation NWC Scholarship.

The number and amount of scholarships vary.   The NWC Financial Aid Committee reviews applications before the beginning of each semester for the two different UA Foundation Scholarships.

For further information please go to the NWC Scholarship Guidelines.

3. Who can receive NWC financial aid?

You can receive NWC financial aid.   Generally to receive financial aid you need to be a student who is enrolled in a degree program and attending college full or part-time.   The majority of students attending Northwest Campus are less than part-time, so the requirements for our financial aid differ.

To be eligible to receive NWC financial aid you must be enrolled for a NWC course or plan to enroll, have financial need, and have a minimum 2.0 GPA, and satisfactorily completed previously funded courses.   Due to limited funds, not all applicants are awarded scholarships.

4. Who can apply?

You can apply for financial aid if you're a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and are enrolled or plan to enroll in a course at NWC, have financial need, have a minimum GPA of 2.0, and satisfactorily completed previously funded courses.

5. How do I apply?

Complete:   Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the NWC Financial Aid Application.   Please see the financial aid officer on campus for additional information on other grants and loans.

6. How is eligibility determined?

Once a completed financial aid form is submitted it is signed and dated by the NWC Financial Aid Officer, who will take it to the next NWC Financial Aid Committee meeting.   The Financial Aid Committee reviews applications for financial need, minimum GPA requirement, and satisfactorily completion of previously funded courses.

7. How do I remain eligible for NWC financial aid?

To receive financial aid, you must be 'in good standing' (GPA of 2.0 or higher).   Aid will be suspended if you fail to complete your funded course(s) with the minimum GPA, have no pending incompletes within the last three years, or must have at least two semesters of successful completion after a series of withdrawals, or incompletes, and satisfactorily completed previously funded courses.

8. How do I receive payment?

All scholarships awarded by NWC shall receive an NWC Scholarship Award Letter.   The student will need to accept or decline the scholarship, sign the form, and return it to Northwest Campus, Financial Aid Office.   Once the award is accepted, the scholarship will be processed through the respective fund, with the award being applied directly to the students account.

9. Where is the NWC Financial Aid Office located?

The NWC Financial Aid Office is located in the Nagozruk Building.   Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.   The telephone number is (907) 443-8403 or 1-800-478-2202 ext. 8403 and the fax number is (907) 443-5602.

10. Is there a guideline I can follow?

Yes. You can find it by clicking on the link below
NWC Scholarship Guidelines (PDF 56K)
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