Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology

Offered Jointly by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Alaska Anchorage




Graduate Resources

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available through the Office of Financial Aid at UAF if a Fairbanks student or through the Office of Financial Aid at UAA if an Anchorage student .  Services available include scholarships, loans, grants, tuition waivers, fellowships, and more.  Students can apply for financial aid if they are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and are admitted to the university. Students holding a F-1 or J-1 visa are not eligible to apply for federal or state financial assistance, but may apply for UAF or UAA scholarships, fellowships, assistantships and some work programs.  The UAF Financial Aid Office is located in the Eielson Building (907-474-7256), and the UAA Financial Aid Office is located at the University Center (907-7


The Financial Aid Offices can provide information and application forms for various grants, loan programs, scholarships, and employment opportunities. Students need to be prepared to show their letter of admission to the Ph.D. Program, to complete a financial aid form (Fairbanks code is 001063) (Anchorage code is 011462), and to satisfy other paperwork specific to the type of funding for which a student is applying. Students may need to bring or document income tax returns, family size, and dependent status, as well as satisfactory academic progress. Students in the Ph.D. Program who do not receive sufficient loan funds through the federal programs are encouraged to apply to the Alaska Student Loan Program, which has excellent terms and allows graduate students to borrow up to $9,500 per year.


The Ph.D. program endeavors to provide support for graduate students through assistantships. The availability of such support is subject to several factors, including the budget received by the Ph.D. Program through both UAA and UAF and procurement by faculty of research and training grants from external agencies.

Assistantships carry with them an hourly stipend, tuition waiver eligibility and health insurance.  Tuition waiver policies are rigorous and only courses directly related to the Ph.D. Program will be covered by a tuition award (that is, recreation classes or similar courses are not covered).  

The following tuition waiver rules apply:

·         Teaching assistantships includes a payment of tuition made by the University:

o        If the workload is 15-20 hours a week, tuition will cover up to 9 graduate credits.

o        If the workload is 10-14 hours a week, tuition will cover up to 5 graduate credits.

o        If the assistantship is for less than 10 hours a week, it does not include a tuition waiver.

o        The assistantship appointment begins on or before the first day of instruction and ends on or after the last day of final exams for the semester.  

·         Research assistantships include a payment of tuition by specific grants/contracts:

o        If the workload is 15-20 hours a week, tuition will cover up to 9 graduate credits.

o        If the workload is 10-14 hours a week, tuition will cover up to minimum of 5 graduate credits.

o        If the assistantship is for less than 10 hours a week, it does not have to include a tuition waiver, although it can if the grant/contract has tuition money available.


Scholarships are available from several different sources at UAF and UAA.  Early applications are strongly encouraged.  The Financial Aid Office coordinates scholarship applications.  Applications are available online at at UAF and at at UAA. 

University of Alaska Foundation Scholarships are available for students attending any campus in the UA system. 


Psychology Fellowships & Programs


Student Health Insurance

Students should note that all students taking nine or more credit hours are required to have health insurance.  Health insurance can be purchased through the local campus or can be provided to the student through other sources.  Proof of health insurance will be required and has to be submitted to the local Program Coordinator. 


The Graduate Student Health Insurance Policy is a benefit for graduate students who are on a research (RA) or teaching (TA) assistantship or a University Fellowship (e.g. Graduate Fellowship, NSF Fellowship, etc.). The University pays the policy on behalf of the student. Graduate students who do not have a university-aid research or teaching assistantship or fellowship are not eligible for this policy at this time. Students without such assistantships, however, can purchase the “regular” student health insurance policy during fee payment.

Eligible graduate students are enrolled for the insurance program by the Graduate School once the Graduate School receives a copy of the student’s assistantship or fellowship letter.  Note that it is the student’s responsibility to provide a copy of this letter to the Graduate School each semester.  Students in Anchorage can contact the UAA Graduate School at 786-1096.  Students in Fairbanks can contact the UAF Graduate School at 474-7464.



Current Students

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Spring 2018 Schedule

Spring 2018 Textbooks

Student Handbook

Practicum Opportunities

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University of Alaska Fairbanks
Department of Psychology

P.O. Box 756480
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775

telephone 907.474.7012
fax 907.474.5781


University of Alaska Anchorage
Department of Psychology

3211 Providence Drive, SSB 303
Anchorage, Alaska 99508

telephone 907.786.1640
fax 907.786.1669

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