Live and Learn in Alaska Initiative

Starting in the fall of 2022, students who live in the Anchorage campus’s residential community will pay the equivalent of in-state tuition for both online and in-person courses as part of UAA’s Live and Learn in Alaska initiative. That is a savings of up to $566 per credit with the added benefits that come with being a part of this academically-focused and supportive community set in the beauty of the State of Alaska. 

This is just one more way students who choose to live on campus can save on the cost of college! This tuition assistance program is being offered in addition to the $2,000 annual General Housing Scholarship automatically being granted to all residents in the 2022-2023 academic year. UA Scholars and students in the University Honors College can save even more with the Academic Honors Housing Scholarship valued at $1,500 annually. 

Annual Price Comparison Chart - 2022-2023 Academic Year

Type of Charge                                         

Out-of-State Student Not Living on Campus

Alaska Resident or Out-of-State Student Living on Campus University Honors College Student or UA Scholar Living on Campus
Tuition and Fees* $21,142 $7,014  $7,014
Housing  $9,166  $4,900** $3,400**
Food/Meal Plan $2,590 $5,100*** $5,100***
Total  $32,898  $17,014  $15,514
Cost difference for living on-campus

-$15,884 -$17,384

*Based on 24 undergraduate, lower division (100-200) credits 

**Based on the cost of a quad suite - private bedroom room type, including the $2000 per year General Housing Scholarship for the 2022-23 Academic Year

***Based on the cost of a residential meal plan


Residential students who have not established residency in Alaska will have their eligibility for the initiative reviewed by the Office of the Bursar once they have checked in to student housing at the beginning of the semester. Students must meet all eligibility requirements for living on campus and have an active housing agreement on file with the Department of Residence Life. At this time, UAA does not offer family housing and cannot accommodate non-student spouses or dependents. For more information on how to apply for student housing or to learn more about student housing eligibility, please visit our How to Apply for Housing webpage.  

International students and graduate students are eligible for the participation in the initiative. Additionally, students who are currently paying the 150% of residency tuition rate through the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program are eligible for participation in the initiative with no action required on their part. 

Initiative participants will have their tuition rates adjusted in the fall, spring and summer semesters starting in the fall semester of 2022. The initiative will be in place for two years at which time its viability will be assessed to determine if the institution will extend this benefit. Currently, the initiative is set to expire in the spring semester of 2024. 

Adjustment of the Tuition Rate

The student account of eligible residents will be reviewed by the Office of the Bursar once the resident has checked in to student housing at the beginning of the semester and may take up to two weeks to process. This means that residents who were initially charged a higher tuition rate will see that price reflected in their student account approximately through the add/drop deadline.

Once adjusted, the resident's tuition rate will not be readjusted should a student move off campus. However, evidence of abuse of the initiative may be grounds for UAA to revoke a student’s eligibility to participate in future semesters. 

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