Coronavirus information

Visit the UA coronavirus information website to learn how the University of Alaska is responding to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 situation and find links to communications, policy guidance and resources.

University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Costs and Financial Aid

    Alaska is an exceptional and affordable choice for higher education while remaining the ninth cheapest state to attend college (College Board rankings). The University of Alaska Anchorage places an emphasis on affordability. Along with keeping costs low, Financial Aid provides assistance in covering the cost of higher education.

    Get Financial Aid!

Tuition

Tuition 2019-20

Tuition is determined by:

  • the number of course credits
  • the level (e.g., 100-level, 200-level) of the course
  • the student's residency status

Students taking 4 or fewer credits are charged at the resident rate. There are many ways to get reduced or resident tuition. Students from certain western-region states may also be eligible for reduced tuition (WUE/WRGP).

For professional development course numbers, 500-599, tuition costs vary. Contact the academic department or refer to specific course listing on UAOnline.

Course Level Resident Nonresident WUE/WRGP
Undergraduate lower division
(course numbers 050-299)
$223 per credit $789 per credit $335 per credit
Undergraduate upper division
(course numbers 300-499)
$269 per credit $835 per credit $386 per credit
Graduate
(course numbers 600-699)
$513 per credit $1,079 per credit $513 per credit

Tuition Surcharge

Certain colleges assess a tuition surcharge for certain courses.

  • The College of Engineering (COEng) has a tuition surcharge: 20% of tuition for undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • The College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP) has a tuition surcharge: 20% of tuition for upper-division (300 and 400 level) undergraduate courses and all graduate courses.

Tuition 2020-21

Tuition is determined by:

  • the number of course credits
  • the level (e.g., 100-level, 200-level) of the course
  • the student's residency status

Students taking 4 or fewer credits are charged at the resident rate. There are many ways to get reduced or resident tuition. Students from certain western-region states may also be eligible for reduced tuition (WUE/WRGP).

For professional development course numbers, 500-599, tuition costs vary. Contact the academic department or refer to specific course listing on UAOnline.

Course Level Resident Nonresident WUE/WRGP
Undergraduate lower division 
(course numbers 050-299)
$234 per credit $800 per credit $351 per credit
Undergraduate upper division 
(course numbers 300-499)
$282 per credit $848 per credit $399 per credit
Graduate 
(course numbers 600-699)
$513 per credit $1,079 per credit $513 per credit

Tuition Surcharge

Certain colleges assess a tuition surcharge for certain courses.

  • The College of Engineering (COEng) has a tuition surcharge: 20% of tuition for undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • The College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP) has a tuition surcharge: 20% of tuition for upper-division (300 and 400 level) undergraduate courses and all graduate courses.

Fees

There are two types of enrollment based fees.

  • Mandatory student fees are charged to students based on credit load (how many credits they are taking).
  • Course fees are charged based on particular class types. For example lab classes may have individual lab fees to cover materials.

Mandatory Student Fees

2020-21 Mandatory Student Fee Changes

The UAA Anchorage campus is simplifying how mandatory student fees are assessed beginning with the fall 2020 semester. Eleven separate mandatory fees are being replaced by a single $38.50 per credit fee that will be assessed starting when a student registers for one credit. The new fee will appear a student’s account as “Anchorage Consolidated Fee” and it will apply to all students, in all UAA Anchorage courses, regardless of the delivery mode or location.

There are no waivers, including no senior citizen waivers, for the mandatory student fees. A small number of students take classes as a special program participant and their fees are determined according to the signed memorandum of agreement (e.g., middle colleges).

Because of this change, beginning this fall, students will no longer be charged a separate $25 per credit eLearning fee for distance courses nor the $50 graduation application fee. Also, the $40 - $50 undergraduate application for admission fee will no longer be charged to those who apply for admission starting with the spring 2021 semester.

The UA Network Charge and the Facilities Fee will continue being assessed as separate fees.

Student fees are not refundable unless the student drops their course(s) during the 100 percent refund period. See the Registration website for dates and deadlines.

Anchorage Consolidated Fee

As a member of the UAA Anchorage community, students have access to great resources, activities, programs and services provided by the mandatory consolidated student fee. This fee helps ensure that students receive a well-rounded educational experience that goes beyond the classroom, enhancing the co-curricular experience and improving the quality of campus life. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the services being provided by the consolidated student, which include: recreational use of the fitness facilities in the Seawolf Sports Complex, reduced ticket prices to big name musicians and comedians, free office visits at the Student Health and Counseling Center, opportunities to participate in student government, free or reduced admission to athletic events, use of ePortfolio software, sustainability initiatives, student radio station KRUA 88.1 FM, The Northern Light student newspaper, Call Team safety escorts, Seawolf shuttle service, and U-Pass municipal bus programs.

  • $38.50 per credit regardless of delivery method or number of credits enrolled in.
    Example A: Student A taking 1 credit will be charged $38.50
    Example B: Student B taking 12 credits will be charged $462.00

Facilities Fee

Supports facility renovation and infrastructure renewal. Revenue remains at the university from which the fee is collected.

  • $6 per credit for students registered in one or more credits, regardless of delivery mode.

UA Network Charge

The network charge covers rapidly rising costs of the university-wide infrastructure. The network charge helps offset part of the cost for maintaining and enhancing the system network that connects all UA campuses to each other and to the Lower 48 and allows for Internet and research network access. Half of the fee goes to the UA statewide system for the operation of common networks and half remains at UAA to address local campus network and student access needs. The network charge will be applied on a course-by-course basis to tuition, non-resident surcharges if applicable, and fees in lieu of tuition for credit and noncredit courses. Courses with applicable fees in lieu of tuition less than the lower division credit hour tuition rate will be exempt from the charge. All calculated fees will be rounded to the nearest dollar. The minimum network charge per course will be $3.

  • 4% of tuition for students registered in one or more credits. 

Course Level

Resident

Nonresident

WUE/WRGP

Undergraduate lower division 
(course numbers 050-299)

$9 per credit

$32 per credit

$13 per credit

Undergraduate upper division 
(course numbers 300-499)

$11 per credit

$33 per credit

$16 per credit

Graduate
(course numbers 600-699)

$21 per credit

$43 per credit

$21 per credit

Fall and Spring Mandatory Student Fees (2019-20)

Mandatory student fees are charged to all students registered in 3 or more credits held on the Anchorage campus. Fee charges are based on the total credits a student is registered for, once the on-campus requirement is met. 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 drops their course(s) during the 100 percent refund period. Students may elect to pay certain student fees for a specific program or service, if they have not already been charged.

  • Athletic/Sports Complex

    $9 per credit for students registered in six or more credits; maximum charge of $108.
    Allocation: $5.40 Athletics. Free or reduced admission to students for home athletic events including parking and shuttle service to the Sullivan Arena and to support sport team budgets and operation expenses; $3.60 for Recreational/Intramural (IM) Sports. To support student use of the Wells Fargo Sports Complex, including pool, ice rink, fitness facilities, and gymnasium, and use of the Alaska Airlines Center recreational facilities and auxiliary gym. Supports IM Sports including volleyball, basketball, indoor soccer, and other sports activities, and operation expenses.
  • Concert Board

    $10 flat fee for students registered in three or more credits.
    Supports major concerts, comedy shows, and speakers.
  • ePortfolio

    $8 flat fee for students registered in three or more credits.
    Software licensing, user training, and student support programs
  • Facilities

    $6 per credit for students registered in one or more credits, regardless of delivery mode.
    Supports facility renovation and infrastructure renewal. Revenue remains at the university from which the fee is collected.
  • Green

    $3 flat fee for students registered in three or more credits.
    Supports student-led funding initiatives to make UAA a more sustainable and environmentally friendly campus.
  • Student Activities

    $6 per credit for students registered in six or more credits; maximum charge of $72.
    Supports Campus Kick-Off, Homecoming, and Winterfest events; Commuter Student Programs; the Student Union Gallery, and the Publicity Center; and free or reduced admission to musical events, poetry/open mic nights, comedy shows, featured lectures, multicultural events, and other social programs. Supports Student Union facility operations and UAA Life online system, the campus connection to clubs and organizations.
  • Student Government

    $10 flat fee for students registered in three or more credits.
    Supports Club Council; student advocacy for academic, student, and legislative affairs; USUAA activities; and operating expenses.
  • Student Health and Counseling Services

    $14 per credit for students registered in six or more credits; maximum charge of $168.
    There is 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 at no charge or at a reasonable price based on the cost of services provided. Student Health and Counseling Center services are not available to students registered in fewer than six academic credits.
  • Student Media

    $11 flat fee for students registered in three or more credits.
    $5.50 for KRUA 88.1 FM student radio station and $5.50 for The Northern Light student newspaper.
  • Technology

    $5 per credit for students registered in one or more credits; maximum charge of $60.
    Provides up-to-date equipment, software, maintenance, training, and support for students.
  • Transportation

    $13 flat fee for students registered in three or more credits.
    Supports campus Seawolf Shuttle, U-Pass Program (People Mover & Valley Mover bus access), bicycle racks, carpool-match program, trail/sidewalk maintenance, and Call Team safety services.

Summer Mandatory Student Fees (2020)

Mandatory student fees are charged to all students registered in 3 or more credits held on the Anchorage campus. Fee charges are based on the total credits a student is registered for, once the on-campus requirement is met. 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 drops their course(s) during the 100 percent refund period. Students may elect to pay certain student fees for a specific program or service, if they have not already been charged.

  • Athletic/Sports Complex

    $22 flat fee for students registered in three or more credits.
    Allows the use of the Wells Fargo Sports Complex facilities including the pool, ice rink, weight rooms and gymnasium during open program hours.
  • Facilities

    $6 per credit for students registered in one or more credits, regardless of delivery mode.
    Supports facility renovation and infrastructure renewal. Revenue remains at the university from which the fee is collected.
  • Student Activities

    $12 flat fee for students registered in three or more credits.
    Supports Campus Kick-Off, Homecoming, and Winterfest events; Commuter Student Programs; the Student Union Gallery, and the Publicity Center; and free or reduced admission to musical events, poetry/open mic nights, comedy shows, featured lectures, multicultural events, and other social programs. Supports Student Union facility operations and UAA Life online system, the campus connection to clubs and organizations.
  • Student Government

    $10 flat fee for students registered in three or more credits.
    Student advocacy for academic, student, and legislative affairs; USUAA activities; and operating expenses.
  • Student Health and Counseling Services

    $63 flat fee for students registered in six 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. Student Health and Counseling services are generally not available to students registered in fewer than six academic credits. Students having completed the spring semester but not enrolled in summer courses may contact the Student Health and Counseling Center to pay a $105 access fee for services.

UA Network Charge 2019-20

Network Charge 2019-20

4% of tuition for students registered in one or more credits.

The network charge covers rapidly rising costs of the university-wide infrastructure. The network charge helps offset part of the cost for maintaining and enhancing the system network that connects all UA campuses to each other and to the Lower 48 and allows for Internet and research network access. Half of the fee goes to the UA statewide system for the operation of common networks and half remains at UAA to address local campus network and student access needs. The network charge will be applied on a course-by-course basis to tuition, non-resident surcharges if applicable, and fees in lieu of tuition for credit and noncredit courses. Courses with applicable fees in lieu of tuition less than the lower division credit hour tuition rate will be exempt from the charge. All calculated fees will be rounded to the nearest dollar. The minimum network charge per course will be $3.

Course Level

Resident

Nonresident

WUE/WRGP

Undergraduate lower division
(course numbers 050-299)

$9 per credit

$32 per credit

$13 per credit

Undergraduate upper division
(course numbers 300-499)

$11 per credit

$33 per credit

$16 per credit

Graduate
(course numbers 600-699)

$21 per credit

$43 per credit

$21 per credit

Course Fees

Course fees vary by course 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 (section numbers starting with 2, 5 or 8 depending on the term). (Discontinued Fall 2020.)
  • 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 the class is dropped during the 100 percent refund period.
  • 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 do not apply to everyone.

  • Continuous Registration Fee (graduate students): The continuous registration fee is the same amount as tuition for one resident graduate credit.
  • 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 Registration Dates and Deadlines calendar.
  • Parking Fee: Fee paid to use parking lots on campus each semester. Students may buy parking decals at uaa.thepermitstore.com. For more information, call 907-786-1119 or visit Parking Services.

Refund

Refund policies including petition for refund information can be found in the UAA Catalog.