|2004-2005 UAF Catalog|
Information regarding the process for application to baccalaureate or graduate programs can be found on the Baccalaureate Degree Programs and Graduate Degree Programs pages in the Applying for Admission section of this online catalog. Processing applications for international students takes several months. International students must complete all UAF application requirements as well as meet requirements for U.S. immigration agencies.
The application for admission for international students must reach the Office of Admissions before March 1 for the fall semester and September 1 for the spring semester. Once the student has been accepted into UAF, the Office of International Programs will issue a Form I-20, which students must present at a U.S. embassy or consulate in their country of citizenship in order to obtain an F-1 (student) visa. The I-20 form requires the university to certify to U.S. immigration agencies that the student has been accepted for full-time enrollment and has sufficient funds to meet estimated expenses for the academic program. For the I-20 form to be issued with enough time for the student to apply for and receive a visa, applications for admission must be completed and accepted by July 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.
Anyone who is in the United States on an F-1 visa must maintain a full-time course load and may not enroll as a part-time student (less than 12 credits per semester for undergraduate students, or less than nine credits per semester for graduate students).
International students must sign a financial statement and provide documentation that they have funds available to pay all expenses at UAF, as well as the amount needed for round-trip transportation between their home and Alaska. Since the application for F-1 visas requires students to affirm that they do not intend to live in the United States permanently, they are not eligible for resident tuition fees. The minimum estimated cost for one school year at UAF for an international student is $19,213 for undergraduate students, $19,261 for graduate students. This covers university fees, room and board on campus, and a reasonable amount of personal expenses. It does not include transportation to and from Alaska, summer living or winter clothing costs.
Other tests may be required to satisfy application requirements for specific undergraduate or graduate degree programs. Additional information for international students is available at www.uaf.edu/admissions/international/ and www.uaf.edu/oip/, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (907) 474-7677 or (907) 474-5327.