Office of the Bursar home
Welcome to the Office of the Bursar
We work to make paying your student account as easy as possible so you can focus on your education.
How can we help?
Billing, forms, payments, refunds, tax info and tuition waivers
Cash handling, credit card processing and forms
Card issuance, replacement and Bear Bucks
Decals and permits, citation appeals and payment
Spring financial aid has begun disbursing at UAF!
When will I get my refund?
Processing refunds is a two-step process including processing and disbursement. Refunds can take about 5-10 business days for our office to process. Depending on how you have your disbursement set up, direct deposit refunds take about 3-5 business days to deposit into your bank account and printed checks may take up to 2 weeks to be delivered. Log into your UAOnline account and make sure you are signed up for direct deposit and that your mailing address is current.
How do you know if you are getting a refund?
Log into UAOnline and view your student account under Student Account>Account Detail for Term (Semester)/Pay Term Balance. If your current amount due is a negative number, then yes you will receive a refund. If you still have a balance due make sure you have it paid in full by January 30th or that you are enrolled in our payment plan.
Check out our website for more information at http://uaf.edu/bursar/for-students/refund-processing/.
Spring 2017 Payment plans will be available through your UAOnline student account beginning 12/8/2016.
Option 5 – Available 12/8 to 1/8. Pay 1/5th of the balance down including a $25.00 enrollment fee. The 4 remaining payments are due(2/1, 3/1, 4/1, and 5/1).
Option 4 – Available 1/8 to 1/30. Pay 1/4th of the balance down including a $35.00 enrollment fee. The 3 remaining payments are due (3/1, 4/1, and 5/1).
These payment plans are also available in person at the Office of the Bursar with a $50 enrollment fee, using cash or check payments.
Payment plan late fees are now $50 for each payment missed, so be sure to plan ahead.
Contact our office if you have further questions regarding fee pay.
Advance of Funding:
Need book money for Spring 2017?
Students who are receiving financial aid, but need book and supply money can file an Advance of Funding with the Office of the Bursar beginning 12/8. The forms are available on the Office of the Bursar website.
Students will also need to submit an Office of the Bursar Award Confirmation Form from the UAF Financial Aid Office.
Please read the Advance of Funding form for more details.
Pay online: Pay with
- American Express
- China Union Pay
- Diners Club
or electronic check on the web at UAOnline. Be sure to review your account status after payment is confirmed.
Please note that a 2.75% ($3.00 minimum) transaction fee will be applied to all credit and debit card transactions. If you are paying with a debit card or have a daily limit on your credit card, contact your bank to tell them you are paying university tuition and fees to ensure your card won't be declined.
Pay by mail: Make checks and money orders payable to UAF and mail to: University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 757640, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7640. Credit and debit card payments are not accepted by mail.
Pay in person: The Office of the Bursar is open Monday through Friday from 8AM-5PM, and Wednesday from 10AM-5PM. Cashiers stop posting same day payments at 4:30PM.
Wire transfer: Contact the Office of the Bursar for our bank information. Ensure the financial institution references the the student name and UA ID number so we can apply the payment to the right person. Please allow at least ten business days for the wire transfers to post to your student account.
International tuition payments: Log onto Flywire for an easier and less expensive way to pay with foreign currency.