Tuition

Tuition is determined by:
  • the number of course credit hours,
  • the level (e.g., 100-level, 200-level) of the course, and
  • the student's residency status.

Students taking 4 or fewer credits are charged at the resident rate.

Tuition for Academic Year 2014-15

Course Level
ResidentNonresident
Undergraduate lower division (course numbers 050-299)
$174 per credit hour
$618 per credit hour
Undergraduate upper division (course numbers 300-499)
$210 per credit hour
$654 per credit hour
Professional development (course numbers 500-599)
Tuition costs vary - contact the academic department or refer to specific course listing on UAOnline
Nonresident fees do not apply
Graduate (course numbers 600-699)
$403 per credit hour
$823 per credit hour

Tuition for Academic Year 2015-16

Course Level
ResidentNonresident
Undergraduate lower division (course numbers 050-299)
$183 per credit hour
$649 per credit hour
Undergraduate upper division (course numbers 300-499)
$221 per credit hour
$687 per credit hour
Professional development (course numbers 500-599)
Tuition costs vary - contact the academic department or refer to specific course listing on UAOnline
Nonresident fees do not apply
Graduate (course numbers 600-699)
$423 per credit hour
$864 per credit hour

Resident and Nonresident Tuition

A person eligible for resident tuition is a person who, at the end of the add/drop period for semester-length courses, is a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen who has been physically present in Alaska for two years and who declares the intention to remain in Alaska indefinitely. The University of Alaska policy on resident and nonresident tuition may be referenced in the current University of Alaska Board of Regents' Policy and University Regulation, Chapter 05.10 Tuition and Student Fees, at www.alaska.edu/bor/policy-regulations.

The Application for Resident Tuition Assessment may be found at www.uaa.alaska.edu/futurestudents/residency.cfm.  The deadline for requesting residency and submitting all required documentation is before the add/drop deadline of the first semester in which residency is sought.

Nonresident students who restrict their registration to 4 or fewer credits each semester will be charged resident tuition. Nonresident students taking 5 or more credits are assessed nonresident fees on all academic credits.

Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver

UAA welcomes senior citizens to its classrooms and waives tuition for those eligible under Board of Regents policy R05.10.080. Regular tuition shall be waived for Alaska residents who are otherwise age eligible to receive full Social Security retirement benefits and who register on a space-available basis, that is, when courses can accommodate such students in addition to other enrolled students. Use of senior citizen waivers is governed accordingly:

  • Senior citizens must register and present a completed tuition waiver with proof of age during the add/drop period, but not prior to the first day of class. Pre-registering, dropping, then re-registering for courses is not permitted with a tuition waiver.
  • If a senior citizen elects to register before the add/drop period, they must pay full tuition and fees and the tuition waiver will not be accepted.
  • Senior citizens must pay all additional course fees.
  • The UAA Student Government and Student Media fees are waived.
  • The UAA Student Life and Student Transportation fees are mandatory for all students taking 3 or more credits on the Anchorage campus.
Students should complete a Tuition Waiver Request, available at the University Center or www.alaska.edu/files/benefits/2013-Sr-tuition-waiver-form.pdf. Waiver forms should be completed and submitted, with proof of age eligibility, to the UAA Cashiering Office in the University Center.

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Fees

Mandatory Student Fees

Mandatory student fees are charged to all students (including secondary school students) registering in 3 or more credits for courses held on the Anchorage campus, based on the total registration once the 3-credit on-campus criteria is met, with the exception of the Facilities and Technology fees, which are charged beginning at 1 credit. The Aviation Complex, King Career Center and University Center are considered on-campus facilities for purposes of fee assessment. Student fees are not refundable unless the student totally withdraws during the 100 percent refund period.

For fall and spring semesters, students may elect to pay certain student fees if they are registered in 1 to 5 credits, or 200 or more contact hours, in one semester. The Student Life Fee for students registered in fewer than 6 credits is set as a fixed rate.

For summer semester, students may elect to pay certain student fees if they are registered in 1 to 2 credits in one semester. The Student Life Fee for students registered in fewer than 3 credits is set as a fixed rate. 

Contact the Issue Cage in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex (or Alaska Airlines Center for summer 2015 semester) for information about the Athletics/Sports Complex Fee; contact Student Activities in the Student Union regarding the Student Activity Fee. 

Student Health and Counseling Center services are not available to students registered in fewer than 6 academic credits.

Breakdown of Mandatory Student Fees (fall and spring semesters)

  • e-Portfolio Fee: $8 for students registered in 3 or more credits. Supports software licensing, user training and student support programs.
  • Facilities Fee: $4 per credit hour (increases to $6 per credit hour in spring 2016) for students enrolled in 1 to 15 credits regardless of class delivery mode. Supports facility renovation and infrastructure renewal.  Revenue remains at the university from which the fee is collected. 
  • Green Fee: $3 for students registered in 3 or more credits. Supports student-led funding initiatives to make UAA a more sustainable and environmentally friendly campus.
  • Student Concert Board Fee: $10 for students registered in 3 or more credits. Supports major concerts, comedy shows and speakers.
  • Student Government Fee, USUAA: $1 per credit for students registered in 3 or more credits. Maximum charge $12. Supports Club Council; student advocacy for academic, student and legislative affairs; USUAA activities; legal services; and operating expenses. 
  • Student Life Fee: $22.50 per credit for students registered in 6 or more credits. Maximum charge $270. Allocation:
    • Athletics/Recreational Sports: $9 per credit. Allocation: $5.40 for free or reduced admission to athletic events (www.goseawolves.com); $3.60 for recreational use of Wells Fargo Sports Complex, including pool, ice rink, weight room and gymnasium, and Alaska Airlines Center, including recreation weight room and auxiliary gym. 
    • Student Activities: $3.50 per credit. Supports Campus Kick-Off, Homecoming and Winterfest events; the Publicity Center and Student Union Gallery; and free or reduced admission to musical events, comedy shows, featured lectures, multicultural events and other social programs. Also supports UAA Life online system (www.uaa.alaska.edu/life), your campus connection to clubs and organizations. 
    • Student Health and Counseling Services: $10 per credit. There is no charge for routine physical exams, TB and HIV testing, health education, mental health counseling, and wellness programs. Laboratory and pharmacy services available at greatly reduced costs. Alcohol and other drug education may be provided at Student Affairs-approved satellite locations at no charge or at a reasonable price based on the cost of services provided. (www.uaa.alaska.edu/studenthealth)
  • Student Media Fee: $11 for students registered in 3 or more credits. Allocation: $5.50 for KRUA 88.1 FM student radio station and $5.50 for The Northern Light student newspaper.
  • Student Transportation Fee: $13 for students registered in 3 or more credits. Supports campus shuttle service, U-Pass People Mover Program (citywide bus pass), bicycle racks, trail/sidewalk maintenance and Call Team walking escorts.
  • Technology Fee: $5 per credit for students registered in 1 or more credits. Maximum charge $60. Provides up-to-date equipment, software, maintenance, training and support for students.

Breakdown of Mandatory Student Fees (summer semester)

  • Student Government Fee: $1 per credit for students registered in 3 or more credits. Maximum charge $12. Allocation: student advocacy for academic, student and legislative affairs; USUAA activities; Club Council support; legal services; and operating expenses. 
  • Student Life Fee:
    • Recreational Sports: During summer 2015 the Wells Fargo Sports Complex will be closed for renovation and the normal $22 fee is waived for summer 2015 only. Students may purchase a $20 Student Recreation Fitness Center pass at the Alaska Airlines Center.
    • Student Activities: $12 for students enrolled in 3 or more credits. Supports Student Union Gallery, ice cream socials, the annual Juneteenth Celebration and other special summer events. Also supports the UAA Life website, www.uaa.alaska.edu/life, your campus connection to clubs and organizations.
    • Student Health and Counseling Services: $39 flat fee for students enrolled in 6 or more credits. No charge for routine physical exams, HIV testing, health education, mental health counseling and wellness programs. Laboratory and pharmacy services available at greatly reduced costs. Alcohol and other drug education may be provided at Student Affairs-approved satellite locations. Students enrolled in spring and fall semesters but not enrolled in summer courses can contact SHCC and pay a $75 access fee for services. (www.uaa.alaska.edu/studenthealth)
  • Student Media Fee: $11 for students registered in 3 or more credits. Allocation: $5.50 for KRUA 88.1 FM student radio station and $5.50 for The Northern Light student newspaper.
  • Student Transportation Fee: $13 for students registered in 3 or more credits. Supports campus shuttle service, U-Pass People Mover Program (citywide bus pass), bicycle racks, trail/sidewalk maintenance and Call Team walking escorts.
  • Technology Fee: $5 per credit for students registered in 1 or more credits. Maximum charge $60. Provides up-to-date equipment, software, maintenance, training and support for student use. 

Course Fees

Course fees vary and are shown on the UAOnline detailed class information pages. To view fees for a specific class, go to the UAOnline Class Schedule Search and click on the class CRN.

  • Administrative Fee: An administrative fee may be charged instead of tuition.
  • eLearning Fee: $25 per credit is charged for each Anchorage campus distance course. Go to www.uaa.alaska.edu/elearning or call 907-786-6177 for additional information about distance classes.
  • Lab and Materials Fees: These additional charges cover the costs of lab supplies. Refer to the specific class listing on UAOnline for more information on lab and material fees. These fees are not refundable unless you drop during the 100 percent refund period.
  • Network Charge: Three percent of tuition for academic year 2014-15 and 4 percent of tuition for academic year 2015-16. Covers rapidly rising costs, especially in the maintenance and enhancement of university-wide technology infrastructure. This fee will be applied on a course-by-course basis to tuition, nonresident surcharges if applicable, and fees in lieu of tuition, for credit and noncredit courses. Courses with applicable fees charged in lieu of tuition less than the lower division credit hour tuition rate ($174 for 2014-15 and $183 for 2015-16) will be exempt from the charge. All calculated fees will be rounded to the nearest dollar.
  • Special Fees: Special fees are assessed to pay for travel, equipment or facilities out of the ordinary.

Other Fees

The following fees are applicable in specific circumstances and may not apply to everyone.

  • Continuous Registration Fee (graduate students): The continuous registration fee is $403 for academic year 2014-15 and $423 for 2015-16.
  • Late Payment Fees: A $125 fee will be assessed on all accounts which are not paid by the payment deadline. An additional $175 fee will be assessed later in the semester on all accounts still outstanding. Students who pay for or drop their courses prior to the published payment deadline will not be assessed the fee. Find payment deadlines on the Dates and Deadlines calendar at www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/calendar.
  • Parking Fee: Fee paid to use parking lots on campus each semester. Students may buy parking decals at www.thepermitstore.com. For more information, call 907-786-1119 or visit the Parking Services site at www.uaa.alaska.edu/parking.

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Payment Process

All tuition, fees and other charges for the semester must be paid by the payment deadline or, if registering after the payment deadline, at the time of registration. Find payment and late fee assessment deadlines on the Dates and Deadlines calendar

UAA does not initiate drop for non-payment.

To view your electronic bill, log in to UAOnline and choose Student Services and Account Information, then Student Account, then Statement and Payment History. An electronic bill will be generated on the 15th of each month and made available via UAOnline. An e-mail reminder will be sent to your UAA-assigned e-mail address each time the bill is generated.

Please note: A paper bill will not be mailed.

Payment may be made in cash, or by check, e-check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, JCB, China UnionPay or Diners Club.

Students requiring a payment plan may contact Tuition Management Systems (TMS) at https://uaaalaska.afford.com or 1-800-722-4867. For additional assistance, see the Accounting Services site at www.uaa.alaska.edu/budfin/ar/payment-plan.cfm.

Tuition and fee charges may be audited, corrected and adjusted before the end of the current semester. Students are notified of adjustments by mail. The university reserves the right to change its tuition or fees at any time.

Financial Obligations and Payment

UAA reserves the right to withhold final grades, transcripts or diplomas from students who have not fulfilled all their financial obligations to the institution. Permission to register or audit courses will be denied or a student's current registration may be canceled. Students are held financially responsible for all courses for which they register. Interest, late fees or collection costs will be added to a student's account. Past due accounts will be sent to a collection agency and reported to the credit bureau. The university is authorized to garnish Alaska Permanent Fund dividends for payment of past due accounts under Alaska Statutes 14.40.251 and 43.23.073. For questions about past due accounts, contact Collections in Accounts Receivable at uaa_collections@uaa.alaska.edu.

Unless a preferred e-mail is designated, UAA will use the UAA-assigned e-mail address to communicate with students on may important matters, including financial matters. Please refer to Student Services and Responsibilities for details. Students may add or update their preferred e-mail address in UAOnline.

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Refund Policies

Refund processing is automatic for students who officially drop courses by the semester deadlines, which can be found on the Dates and Deadlines calendar at www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/calendar.

Students are responsible for reading the academic calendar and being aware of the published refund deadlines for their particular classes. The date of official drop activity determines eligibility for a refund. 

If tuition and fees are paid at any time in a semester by credit card, the credit card will be refunded (up to the amount paid) if a credit is later created on the account. This includes, but is not limited to, credits created by scholarships, federal aid, personal checks and tuition waivers. If tuition is paid by cash or check, a refund check will be mailed to the student's mailing address of record.

  • Canceled classes: If UAA cancels a class, a 100 percent refund of tuition and fees is automatically processed.
  • Drop/Withdrawal:
    • Full-semester length classes: A 100 percent refund of tuition and fees is automatically processed when official drop activity is completed before the published add/drop deadline. No refund is issued for a drop/withdrawal after the add/drop deadline for full-semester length classes.
    • Classes with irregular start or end dates: The 100 percent refund period ends at 5 p.m. seven days after the first published class day. Please note that the refund date is not the payment deadline; refer to the Dates and Deadlines calendar at www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/calendar for all appropriate payment dates.
    • Noncredit, CEU and self-support classes: One hundred percent of tuition is refunded if the student officially drops at least two business days before the first class day. There is no refund after this time.

Students who drop or withdraw, or who are administratively dropped or withdrawn from courses as a result of university disciplinary action, forfeit all rights to any refund.

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Financial Aid

Applying for and receiving financial aid is a multistep process. For detailed instructions on how to apply, visit the financial aid checklist at www.uaa.alaska.edu/financialaid/checklist.cfm. For more information on financial aid, call the Office of Student Information at 907-786-1480 or visit us at the University Center.

Financial aid is available to qualified students at UAA. Financial aid is any grant, scholarship, loan, tuition assistance or employment opportunity with the express purpose of assisting students with education-related expenses. Financial aid is available only to degree-seeking students enrolled in eligible programs. Not all certificates are eligible programs. Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.

Financial aid funding comes primarily from four sources: the federal government, the state government, colleges and universities, and private organizations. Descriptions of the aid programs, eligibility requirements, application procedures and award amounts are outlined on the Office of Student Financial Assistance website at www.uaa.alaska.edu/financialaid. Additional financial aid resources are available at www.studentaid.ed.gov and www.acpe.alaska.gov. Information about UAA scholarships is available at www.uaa.alaska.edu/scholarships.

Students who wish to be considered for assistance from most aid programs administered by UAA must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually. The FAFSA should be completed online at www.fafsa.gov.

Students using VA Educational Benefits must submit an online request to be certified every semester. Please visit www.uaa.alaska.edu/financialaid/Veterans/ for important information on policies and processes. 

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