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Finish College Alaska

Are you one of the 120,000 Alaskans with some college but no degree? Let Finish College Alaska help you graduate with our flexible online learning and outstanding student support.

Let’s finish this

You can do this

Regardless of where you earned your prior college credits, degree completion specialists are trained to help outline a completion plan that fits your goals and needs.

  • Prior college credits don’t expire
  • Earn credit for military courses and occupations
  • Credit for prior learning
  • Supportive advisors will work with you to develop a personalized plan for success

UAS is Affordable

When compared to many other online programs, UAS is an affordable choice. UAS Advisors can assist you with the completion of the FAFSA. You may also qualify for additional financial assistance:

  • Alaska Native Tribal Organizations
  • VA Benefits
  • Employer-supported education assistance
  • UAS scholarships

Prepare for Careers

The degrees incorporated into this initiative help prepare you for careers in:

  • Counseling and psychology
  • Law and justice
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Education
  • Nonprofit, government, and tribal organizations

Featured Degrees

Our featured degrees listed here are available entirely online and are designed with adult degree completion in mind. Our liberal arts and social science degrees are especially flexible, combining prior college credit in multiple disciplines to fast-track you toward completing your degree.

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts, Social Science
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education

We can help

Eligible Students Receive

  • 3-credit tuition waiver upon enrollment (equivalent of up to $700)
  • Access to laptop check-out
  • Fee waiver for earned credits under the Credit for Prior Learning evaluation (up to a $330 value)
  • Personalized advising support by degree completion specialists

Am I Eligible?

To be enrolled under the Finish College Alaska incentives, you must have:

  • Completed equivalent of 60 semester credit hours from a regionally accredited institution
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0 or better
  • Not attended any college in the last 12 months
  • Not already earned a bachelor's degree
  • A desire to pursue one of the above bachelor’s degree programs at the University of Alaska Southeast

Regardless of your eligibility for incentives, advisors will be available to help you create a personalized degree completion plan.

The UAS Online Experience

Most of our students are working with families, so attending college in a traditional classroom setting isn’t always feasible. Finish College Alaska degrees are available entirely online from wherever you live.

How do Online Classes Work?

Online classes at UAS come in two different forms: one with live meeting times (like Skype) and one with no meeting time. Most programs will have a mix of both types of courses. Regardless of the style, students will have weekly assignments and deadlines, and will be required to keep up with all readings, lectures, and assignments. Classes are hosted on Blackboard, an online learning management tool. Fall and Spring semester courses both run for 15 weeks.

Technology Requirements

Students need access to reliable, high-speed internet and a computer running a recent version of one of a major web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari) with a webcam and microphone. Students also need access to a word processor like MS Word. Students who have access to high speed internet but do not have a functional computer may be eligible to apply for our laptop loan program.

Getting started

Next Steps

Ready to finish your degree or just want to find out whether Finish College Alaska is for you? Fill out the “Get Started Today” form today. A degree completion specialist will be in touch to learn about your career goals, discuss degree completion options, and help you navigate next steps. Most students will need to apply for admission and complete the FAFSA, which our advisors can also assist with. If you suspect you will need technology assistance, you should also submit our laptop loan application.

Dates & Deadlines

University of Alaska runs on a semester system with 15-week terms in the fall and spring and compressed courses in the summer.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: August 1
  • Spring Deadline: December 1
  • Summer Deadline: May 1

Term Start & End Dates

  • Fall 2017: August 28–December 16
  • Spring 2018: January 16–May 5
  • Summer 2018: May 14–August 4

What our students say

Michael Martin

Michael is a father with a full time job. With the flexibility of courses available at UAS, he is fitting college into his busy schedule not working his life around college. He feels confident that what he's learning here will only improve his current career.

Chelsea Goucher

Chelsea went to college right after high school, but like a lot of us, got sidetracked and stopped going. She is back in college at UAS and studying economics and history. She really likes the flexibility of UAS course offerings and the help and support of faculty and staff.

Micah Briola

Micah is a first time college freshman. She chose UAS because it’s close to home and has a diverse selection of courses. She also finds UAS fits her budget. In fact, UAS was ranked as having one of the Best Interdisciplinary Studies degree programs in the U.S. and is one of the most affordable degrees in this category.

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Finish College Alaska

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