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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!

We work to make paying your student account as easy as possible so you can focus on your education.

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

What's new

Information on Student Refunds:

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

Payment Plans:
Summer 2017 Payment Plans

Option 4 - Available 5/8 - 5/16. Pay 1/4th of the balance down including a $35 enrollment fee on UAOnline ($50 in person). The 3 remaining payments are due (6/1, 7/3, and 8/1)

Option 3 - Available 5/17 - 6/15. Pay 1/3rd of the balance down including a $45 enrollment fee on UAOnline ($50 in person). The 2 remaining payments are due (7/3 and 8/1)

Option 2 - Available 6/16 - 7/7. Pay 1/2 of the balance down including a $50 enrollment fee on UAOnline ($50 in person). The remaining payment is due 8/1.
Fall 2017 payment plans will be available beginning in August

Summer Advance of Funding is now available.

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 or concerns regarding fee pay.

Payment Options:

Pay online: Pay with 

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • China Union Pay
  • Diners Club
  • JCB

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.

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