Career Specific
Fisheries (Winn Brindle)

A.W. "Winn" Brindle Loan

The Winn Brindle Memorial Education Loan provides funding to cover education expenses for students enrolled full-time in the following fisheries-related programs: Fisheries, Fisheries Science, Fishery Management, Seafood Processing, Food Technology, and other fishery-related fields.

  • Explore the Benefits
  • Eligibility
  • Interest Rate and APR
  • How to Apply
  • Repayment
  • 5% (3.35% APR) fixed interest rate
  • No origination fee
  • Rates as low as 4.75% in repayment with borrower benefits
  • 0.25% automatic payment reduction
  • No annual maximum loan limits
  • May be eligible for up to 50% forgiveness if you return to Alaska and are employed in a fisheries industry
 

The above rates and benefits are for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  

  

  

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and an Alaska resident
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Enroll full-time in a fisheries-related career vocational-technical program or associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree program
 

Credit Requirements

To qualify for the Winn Brindle, you must have a credit history that documents your ability and willingness to pay an extension of credit or have an eligible cosigner. The online application process gives you the opportunity to send an instant request to a potential cosigner if you don't meet the credit requirements. Visit our Understanding Credit page to learn more about credit reports and establishing good credit.

  

  

  

Interest Rate and APR

The Winn Brindle has a fixed interest rate of 5% (3.35% APR) in school and in repayment. This means the base interest rate of 5% is not subject to change; however, it may be reduced by Borrower Benefits while in repayment. APR stands for the Annual Percentage Rate and is the yearly cost of borrowing your loan, shown as a percent of the amount you borrowed. The APR referenced above is an example and assumes a principal loan amount of $8,500, freshman borrower, and a repayment term of 15 years. The interest rate and APR do not factor in any reductions due to borrower benefits. 

  

  

  

  1. Complete an application
  2. Add a cosigner if you don't have a qualifying credit score
  3. Sign your loan documents and mail them to us
  4. Accept the terms set out in your loan disclosure
  5. You're done!
 

Accepting Your Award

Once your Winn Brindle is approved, we will send you a loan application disclosure. You must accept the disclosure before the funds can be disbursed to your school. The quickest way to review the disclosure and accept your loan is to complete the process electronically through your online account.

 

Disbursement

After you accept your loan application disclosure, your Winn Brindle funds will be sent directly to your school's financial aid office, in accordance with their scheduled financial aid disbursement dates.

Repayment

Repayment begins six months after you stop attending school full time. The standard repayment period is ten years. Your monthly payment will be based on your total debt, subject to a minimum payment of $50.00 a month. Learn more about repayment plans, payment methods, and repayment assistance.

 

Forgivness

You may be eligible for forgiveness benefits, up to 50% of the loan's principal balance over a five-year period, if after graduation you are employed full-time in a fisheries field related to your degree.

  

  

  

  

The 2017-2018 online loan applications are now available.

 

 

Apply for 2017-2018 Loan Here  

 

 

 

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Medical (WWAMI)

Medical (WWAMI Biomedical Program)

The Alaska WWAMI Biomedical Program provides Alaska residents with funding for high-quality medical education not available in-state.

  • Explore the Benefits
  • Eligibility
  • WWAMI Questions Contact
  • How to Apply
  • Repayment
  • 3.0% fixed interest rate
  • No origination fee
  • No credit check
  • Eligible for up to 100% forgiveness if you return to Alaska and are employed in a professional medical practice

The above rates and benefits are for the 2016-2017 academic year, effective July 1, 2016.

    • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and an Alaska resident
    • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
    • Be accepted to the WWAMI Medical Education Program


    How are new participants selected for participation in the WWAMI program?

    Each year the Alaska WWAMI and the UWSOM Admissions Committees work together to interview and select 20 Alaskans for the program. The Alaska WWAMI office at UAA certifies an applicant’s eligibility for the program based on responses to an Eligibility Questionnaire. Once an Alaska applicant is admitted, ACPE is prompted to send the individual the WWAMI service obligation Master Promissory Note (MPN) and a related cover letter. Individuals who accept the offers of admission must sign the MPN and return it to ACPE prior to beginning their program of study.

      

Whom should Alaskans contact if they are interested in information about the WWAMI program?

Health profession advising is available at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) through the WWAMI Biomedical Program. Students interested in entering medical, dental, optometry, pharmacy, and physician assistant programs are urged to meet with Dr. Quentin Reuer, Pre-Health Professions Advisor for UAA. Dr. Reuer encourages students to meet with him to discuss course schedules, preparation for entrance exams, completion of applications, coordination of letters of recommendation, and other topics applicable to the development of a suitable undergraduate program and effective applications to professional schools.

Dr. Quentin Reuer

Pre-Health Professions Advisor

ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, room 301M



UAA WWAMI School of Medical Education

3211 Providence Drive HSB 301M

Anchorage, AK 99508

P: (907)786-1747 afqbr@uaa.alaska.edu


For more information, visit the Health Professions Advising website.

How to Apply

  1. Apply to the WWAMI Program at the University of Washington School of Medicine. For more information on eligibility requirements and the application process, visit the WWAMI website
  2. Complete a WWAMI Promissory Note with ACPE
  3. You're done!

What is the annual WWAMI repayment obligation based upon?

During the first year of medical school at University of Alaska Anchorage, the principal balance of the loan will be zero. However, by signing the WWAMI Master Promissory Note, each participant has entered into a loan contract and will have a loan repayment obligation for their second, third, and fourth years of medical school at UWSOM. In accordance with state statute governing the WWAMI program, the financial support to be repaid is equal to 50% of the amount the State pays to UWSOM, on behalf of the participant, plus interest.

What is my financial obligation for the WWAMI Program?

A participant’s loan obligation is equal to 50% of the annual support fee paid by the state, plus interest. During the first year of medical school, the principal balance of the WWAMI loan will be zero. By signing the WWAMI Medical Education Loan Program MPN, participants will have a repayment obligation for their second, third and fourth years of medical school support fees. An annual Notification of Award letter is sent to each participant advising them of the amount of their financial obligation for the related program year.

How does the service obligation discharge a WWAMI participant’s financial obligation?

The participant who successfully completes the graduate education program for which the financial support was provided and is employed within Alaska in a qualifying medical residency program or other qualifying professional medical practice and who is otherwise qualified may have the outstanding principal1 and accrued interest forgiven and considered a grant in accordance with the following percentages:

A. for employment in rural2 areas of the state, up to three years of employment, 33.33% for each year;

B. for employment in areas of the state that do not qualify under the program definition as rural, up to five years of employment, 20% for each year

Participants employed as physicians in the state must immediately notify ACPE of the date their qualifying employment began. ACPE will make available to the participant the necessary forms for documenting completion of each annual period of documented employment until the obligation is fully discharged.

Are participants required to make payments while engaged in employment that satisfies their WWAMI service obligation?

Generally not. However, it is critical for a participant to immediately advise ACPE of qualifying employment. Once ACPE is in receipt of documentation the participant is in full-time, qualifying employment in Alaska, the repayment requirement will be deferred. The deferment continues until either the entire period of service is completed or the participant ends the full-time employment or leaves the state, whichever occurs first. However, if a participant enters otherwise qualifying employment after the start of repayment and has past due payments, that participant must pay the loan obligation current before the employment will be considered part of the qualifying period. Additionally, those payments made prior to entering into qualifying repayment will not be subject to forgiveness.

Who is required to repay a WWAMI loan?

Any participant who fails to fully satisfy the terms of their service obligation is required to repay their outstanding WWAMI financial obligation plus accrued interest. The obligation converts to a regular loan status at the time the participant fails to qualify for a permitted deferment and the active repayment period begins. In the event a participant is in active repayment for a period of time and thereafter enters qualifying employment, any amount of the loan obligation which was not yet due and payable may be deferred and subsequently be subject to forgiveness in the increments noted above.

What if a WWAMI participant is in a medical education residency program in Alaska?

WWAMI participants in an Alaska medical education residency program can claim that period of service as qualifying under their WWAMI obligation so long as they hold an Alaska medical license or residency permit and have proof of full-time employment for the relevant period.

  1. No amount due and payable prior to the participant entering deferment or forgiveness-qualifying employment is subject to forgiveness.
  2. “Rural” is defined in Alaska law as a community with a population of 7,500 or less that is not connected by road or rail to Anchorage or Fairbanks or with a population of 3,500 or less that is connected by road or rail to Anchorage or Fairbanks.

  

  

Professional Student Exchange (PSEP)

Professional Student Exchange (WICHE PSEP)

The WICHE Professional Student Exchange (PSEP) allows Alaska students to enroll in select out-of-state professional programs that are not available in Alaska.

  • Explore the Benefits
  • Eligibility
  • Interest Rate, APR, and Fees
  • How to Apply
  • Repayment

Explore the Benefits

  • 6.25% (6.25% APR) interest rate in-school and during repayment
  • No origination fee
  • Rates as low as 5.50% in repayment with borrower benefits
  • 0.25% automatic payment reduction and 0.50% Alaska presence payment reduction while in repayment

  

  

  

  

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and an Alaska resident
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Enroll at an eligible PSEP institution in one of the following fields of study: Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Physician's Assistant, Podiatry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy




Credit Requirements

To qualify for the PSEP, you must have a credit history that documents your ability and willingness to pay an extension of credit or have an eligible cosigner. Visit our Understanding Credit page to learn more about credit reports and establishing good credit.

  

  

Interest Rate, APR, and Fees

The PSEP has a fixed interest rate of 6.25% (6.25% APR) in-school and in repayment. This means the base interest rate of 6.25% is not subject to change; however, it may be reduced by Borrower Benefits while in repayment. APR stands for the Annual Percentage Rate and is the yearly cost of borrowing your loan, shown as a percent of the amount you borrowed. The APR referenced above assumes a 4-year dental student, principal loan amount of $23,400, no origination fee, and a repayment term of 15 years. The interest rate and APR do no factor in any reductions due to borrower benefits. There is no origination fee for the PSEP loan. 





Resident Tuition and Support Fee

Alaska students are responsible for paying both tuition and the support fee to participate in the PSEP. Students generally pay a lower tuition at the institution they attend. Each year the support fee is covered by ACPE and a loan is created that the student must repay after graduation.

How to Apply

  1. Contact ACPE and complete the certification process before October 15 of the year preceding admission
  2. Provide a copy of ACPE's certification letter to each PSEP institution to which you apply
  3. Send a copy of the institution's acceptance letter to ACPE
  4. Complete the promissory note and send it back to ACPE
  5. You're done!




Disbursement

Upon receipt of the institution’s acceptance letter, ACPE will send the PSEP Master Promissory Note for completion. Your funds will be sent directly to your school’s financial aid office, in accordance with their scheduled financial aid disbursement dates and procedures.

  

Repayment

Repayment begins six months after you stop attending school at least half time. The standard repayment period is ten years. Your monthly payment will be based on your total debt, subject to a minimum payment of $50.00 a month.





How can you keep loan costs low?

  • Develop a budget and pay bills on time
  • Prepay your loan before while in a non-payment status, such as in school or in grace
  • Choose a repayment plan and payment method that’s right for your situation




Learn more about repayment plans, payment methods, and repayment assistance.