About the Come Home to Alaska Program

The Come Home to Alaska program will allow students with parents or grandparents in Alaska to pay resident tuition rates, regardless of where those students live. For an undergraduate taking 30 credits a year, the annual savings will exceed $13,000.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I qualify?

If you have a parent, step-parent, or grandparent (natural or adoptive) currently living in Alaska that qualifies as an Alaska resident, you are eligible for this program.

This includes currently enrolled students, or new students beginning study between fall 2014 and spring 2016.

What documentation is needed?

Proof of lineal descent can be established through a birth certificate or other vital records. You will also need to provide proof of your parent or grandparent’s Alaska residency. The easiest way to show Alaska residency is by receipt of the Permanent Fund Dividend.

What if my parent or grandparent is not receiving the Permanent Fund Dividend?

If your parent or grandparent is not receiving the PFD, then proof of an Alaska address together with Native corporation membership, voter registration, or similar documentation of physical presence over a two year period will be accepted.

How do I apply?

Submit a completed Application for Resident Tuition Assessment (PDF) form to the Office of Admission and the Registrar along with documentation.

How long is it available?

The program will continue as long you are continuously enrolled at UAF.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to move to and reside in Alaska during your course of study.


If you have any questions about applying to UAF or the Come Home to Alaska program, our admissions counselors are happy to help.

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