Education at UAF
- UAF offers flexible class scheduling for military personnel and their spouses and dependents.
- UAF has VA coordinators on the Fairbanks campus to offer assistance to military personnel.
- UAF has offices at the local military bases for those interested in classes at UAF:
- Program Coordinator Eielson Air Force Base, 2623 Wabash Ave, Room 105, 907-377-1396;
- Program Coordinator Fort Wainwright/North Pole, 2107 Montgomery Road, Room 99, 907-356-3826;
- Administrative Assistant Delta/Ft. Greely, Delta Career Advancement Center, 1696 North Clearwater Ave, 907-895-4605.
- UAF also offers distance education classes for military personnel who are deployed or who otherwise cannot attend regular classes.
- UAF allows for special readmission of students whose schooling was interrupted by service in the Armed Forces.
- Veterans or their dependents, using the GI Bill, can also qualify for in-state tuition. Contact UAF's VA Coordinator or the Office of Admissions & the Registrar.
Centralized tuition assistance management (CTAM) portal:
UAF accepts applications through the centralized tuition assistance management portal for associate and bachelor's degrees.
Readmission of Servicemembers
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires that students who left school to serve in the uniformed services be readmitted into the same program with the same standing they had when they left.
Are you being deployed?
Find out what the UAF Business Office suggests you do beforehand.
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
SOC is a system of college curricula designed for soldiers and their adult family members. It provides military students with the opportunity to complete a college degree program (associate of arts or associate of applied science) without losing credits because of frequent changes in duty station. SOC curricula are offered by colleges and universities and are accessible at most Army installations worldwide.
Earn your degree through UAF's SOC program in:
- A.A. general program
- A.A.S. culinary arts
- A.A.S. applied accounting
Benefits of UAF's SOC program
- Are you changing your station (PCSing) before you complete your degree? Not a problem! Credits earned at your next duty station will count toward your UAF program.
- Take up to five years to complete your UAF degree. You need to earn at least six credits at UAF with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
- Classes are offered in convenient locations in the Fairbanks area as well as online or by correspondence.
- Once admitted to a UAF degree program, you can receive college credit for your military experience.
- Active duty military, National Guard and spouses or dependents are eligible to participate.
In the Office of Admissions and the Registrar:
Contact an admissions counselor
Assistant Registrar for Military & Transfer Services
In the Financial Aid office:
107 Eielson Building
907-474-7256 or 888-474-7256
School Certifying Official (Ch. 33-Post 9/11 & Ch. 30-Montgomery GI BILL)
School Certifying Official (Ch. 31-Voc Rehab, Ch. 35-DEA, & Ch. 1606/1607-Nat’l Guard/Reservist GI BILL)
The UAF Veterans' Services office assists veterans, service members and eligible dependents with paperwork for degree and certificate programs.
In the Veterans Resource Center (PDF):
111 Eielson Building
Join the UAF Veteran's Affairs listserve!
Find out about educational benefits, issues, legislation, activities, scholarships and other opportunities for veterans, active-duty military, their spouses and dependents.