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|
|Cost difference for living on-campus
*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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to submit a separate application to qualify for the initiative?
No! The Office of the Bursar will automatically evaluate the student accounts of all residents who have not established residency in the State of Alaska for eligibility to participate in the initiative.
The semester has already started and my student account still shows the out-of-state
tuition rate. Is there an issue?
Eligibility determinations may last through the add/drop deadline. If the add/drop deadline for the semester has passed, you can contact the Office of the Bursar at 907-786-1440 to determine the status of your eligibility determination for participation in the initiative.
I already receive a tuition discount from WUE, but this is a better deal! Can I participate
in the Live and Learn in Alaska initiative instead of or in addition to WUE?
Yes! Students who are currently part of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) are eligible to participate in the initiative with no additional action needed on their part. The student accounts of these residents will be reviewed by the Office of the Bursar and have their tuition rate reduced by an additional 50% if they are determined to be eligible for the initiative while maintaining their WUE status.