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Welcome to the Office of the Bursar

Take care of tuition and fee payment, buy a parking decal and get a PolarExpress card at one convenient location!

Analytical. Resourceful. Dedicated. Progressive.

The Office of the Bursar is the focal point for students, staff, and faculty as they navigate their fiscal responsibilities at the University.We undertake the management of financial resources, provide guidance for sound fiscal practices, and act as a central collection point for University receipts. Our mission is to maintain a positive reputation through our excellence in service to the campus community, which we strive for through our customer-centric approach: We foster an inclusive environment where we meet all viewpoints with attentiveness and respect. We manage the University’s financial resources safely, ethically, and with a high level of transparency.  We encourage staff members to grow their knowledge and abilities while they meet challenges head on. We work to make paying your student account as easy as possible so you can focus on your education.


Have your PolarExpress Student ID card ready and waiting for you when you arrive at UAF! Go  to, upload your picture and leave the rest to the UAF Bursar’s office! We will notify you when your card is ready for pick up. (Your ID card will be available the next business day)   

You can also add Bear Bucks from this site and be ready to purchase your books, snacks, and other items on campus. Your card can be picked up at the Office of the Bursar located on the first floor of Signers’ Hall, Monday through Friday 8am-5pm. Please bring a valid photo ID.


How can we help?

For students
For students

Billing, forms, payments, refunds, tax info and tuition waivers

For departments
For departments

Cash handling, credit card processing and forms

PolarExpress ID cards

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Card issuance, replacement and Bear Bucks

Parking Services
Parking Services

Decals and permits, citation appeals and payment

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