Cost of Attendance

"Cost of Attendance" is the estimated cost of completing a full year as a full-time student (24+ credits for undergrad, 18+ credits for grad). The Cost of Attendance is also referred to as a "Budget" for financial aid purposes. Your Cost of Attendance is not necessarily what you will pay to go to college. It is an estimate of how much you can expect to need for college — including living expenses — throughout the year. The Cost of Attendance for military and nursing students may vary. 

Important Note: Cost of Attendance is based on actual enrollment.

Your Cost of Attendance varies depending on many factors, including how many credits you're enrolled in.  For example, if you enroll in 15 credits you'll have higher associated costs (fees,tuition, books, etc.) than a student that is enrolled in 6 credits.  When you receive your initial award letter, it will be generated using your estimated cost of attendance based on the number of credits you're enrolled in at the time of awarding.  If you are not enrolled at the time we generate your award letter, we will estimate your awards based on full-time (12 credit) enrollment.

After the fall semester add/drop period has passed we are obligated to review all cost of attendance and awards for those students whose enrollment has changed  (ex: if you're enrolled in 9 credits at the time your award letter is generated and later enroll in an additional class, we'll increase your cost of attendance).  If you have reduced your enrollment, since the time your award letter was generated, we are required to review any financial aid that you received for possible overawards and return funds to the respective programs. 

IMPORTANT: You must notify the OSFA if your enrollment has changed since receiving your initial award letter. Failure to notify our office, before disbursement, may result in repayment of financial aid that you were not eligible to receive.

For your student specific Cost of Attendance go to UAOnline; click on Financial Aid, Award, Award by Aid Year (select the appropriate year), and then click on Award Overview.

How are Cost of Attendance budgets created?

UAA's estimated Cost of Attendance budgets are determined annually, considering survey and consumer price data. These figures represent the typical expenses incurred by students; however there may be special circumstances that warrant an evaluation of individual costs. For example, aviation students with expensive flight fees, or students that live with parents but must pay rent. Students may request an evaluation of their specific cost of attendance by completing a Cost of Attendance/Budget Adjustment Request Form.

Important Note: Tuition and student fee charges per credit are available in the UAA Catalog, in the Academic Polices & Processes chapter. Tuition charges are identified by student type, i.e. undergraduate level, graduate, non-resident, professional development, and WUE.

2016/2017 Cost of Attendance Budgets

Undergraduate Students (100-200 level courses)

Students whose actual expenses exceed their estimates can submit a Cost of Attendance/Budget Adjustment Request Form.

  • Fulltime Student, Living On Campus
      Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE*
    Tuition $4,608 $16,344 $6,936
    Student Fees $1,176 $1,646 $1,270
    Books & Supplies $1,608 $1,608 $1,608
    Room $6,918 $6,918 $6,918
    Board $3,950 $3,950 $3,950
    Transportation $1,268 $1,268 $1,268
    Personal/Misc. $5,570 $5,570 $5,570
    TOTAL = $25,098 = $37,304 = $27,520
  • Fulltime Student, Living Off Campus
      Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE*
    Tuition $4,608 $16,344 $6,936
    Student Fees $1,176 $1,646 $1,270
    Books & Supplies $1,608 $1,608 $1,608
    Room $9,134 $9,134 $9,134
    Board $2,594 $2,594 $2,594
    Transportation $1,998 $1,998 $1,998
    Personal/Misc. $5,570 $5,570 $5,570
    TOTAL = $26,688 = $38,894 = $29,110
  • Fulltime Student, With Parents
      Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE*
    Tuition $4,608 $16,344 $6,936
    Student Fees $1,176 $1,646 $1,270
    Books & Supplies $1,608 $1,608 $1,608
    Room $0 $0 $0
    Board $2,594 $2,594 $2,594
    Transportation $1,998 $1,998 $1,998
    Personal/Misc. $5,570 $5,570 $5,570
    TOTAL = $17,554 = $29,760 = $19,976

Undergraduate Students (300-400 level courses)

Students whose actual expenses exceed their estimates can submit a Cost of Attendance/Budget Adjustment Request Form.

  • Fulltime Student, Living On Campus
      Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE*
    Tuition $5,568 $17,304 $8,376
    Student Fees $1,214 $1,684 $1,328
    Books & Supplies $1,608 $1,608 $1,608
    Room $6,918 $6,918 $6,918
    Board $3,950 $3,950 $3,950
    Transportation $1,268 $1,268 $1,268
    Personal/Misc. $5,570 $5,570 $5,570
    TOTAL = $26,096 = $38,302 = $29,018
  • Fulltime Student, Living Off Campus
      Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE*
    Tuition $5,568 $17,304 $8,376
    Student Fees $1,214 $1,684 $1,328
    Books & Supplies $1,608 $1,608 $1,608
    Room $9,134 $9,134 $9,134
    Board $2,594 $2,594 $2,594
    Transportation $1,998 $1,998 $1,998
    Personal/Misc. $5,570 $5,503 $5,503
    TOTAL = $27,686 = $39,892 = $30,608
  • Fulltime Student, With Parents
      Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE*
    Tuition $5,568 $17,304 $8,376
    Student Fees $1,214 $1,684 $1,328
    Books & Supplies $1,608 $1,608 $1,608
    Room $0 $0 $0
    Board $2,594 $2,594 $2,594
    Transportation $1,998 $1,998 $1,998
    Personal/Misc. $5,570 $5,570 $5,570
    TOTAL = $18,552 = $30,758 = $21,474

*WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange)

Graduate Students (600+ level courses)

  • Fulltime Student, Living On Campus
      Alaska Resident Non-Resident
    Tuition $7,992 $16,326
    Student Fees $1,424 $1,758
    Books & Supplies $990 $990
    Room $6,918 $6,918
    Board $3,950 $3,950
    Transportation $1,268 $1,268
    Personal/Misc. $5,570 $5,570
    TOTAL = $28,112 = $36,780
  • Fulltime Student, Living Off Campus
      Alaska Resident Non-Resident
    Tuition $7,992 $16,326 
    Student Fees $1,424 $1,758 
    Books & Supplies $990 $990 
    Room $9,134 $9,134 
    Board $2,594 $2,594 
    Transportation $1,998 $1,998 
    Personal/Misc. $5,570 $5,570 
    TOTAL = $29,702 = $38,370 
  • Fulltime Student, Living With Parents
      Alaska Resident Non-Resident
    Tuition $7,992 $16,326
    Student Fees $1,424 $1,758
    Books & Supplies $990 $990
    Room $0 $0
    Board $2,594 $2,594
    Transportation $1,998 $1,998
    Personal/Misc. $5,570 $5,570
    TOTAL = $20,568 = $29,236

UAA Net Price Calculator

The UAA Net Price Calculator is designed to estimate the cost of attendance and types of financial aid you might qualify for if you were a college freshman attending school full-time in the 2015-2016 Academic Year. The Net Price calculator is updated in January to reflect the previous completed years information. For example 2016/2017 data will be entered in January of 2018.

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