Tuition and Fees

Tuition

Tuition is determined by the number of credit hours in which the student is enrolled, the level of the courses and the student's residency status (see table below).

2012 - 2013 Tuition

Resident

Non-resident

100 - 200-level courses

$165/credit

$580/credit

300 - 400-level courses

$200/credit

$615/credit

500-level courses

varies

varies

600-level courses

$383/credit

$783/credit

Note: Audited credits are charged at the same rate as other credits.

Resident and Non-Resident Tuition

Students eligible for Alaska resident tuition generally include:

Students will be considered non-resident if within two years prior to applying for residency they:

To prove physical presence, students must provide documentation of one of the following:

Students applying for resident tuition assessment must file a residency form with the Office of Admissions and the Registrar prior to the published end of the add/drop period for regular semester-length courses for the semester for which residency is sought. Failure to file and provide adequate proof of physical presence by this date will waive any claim that the student was eligible for resident tuition assessment for that semester or prior semesters unless otherwise determined by the Office of Admissions and the Registrar.

Residency criteria, as paraphrased above, are determined by UA Board of Regents residency policy and regulations found at www.alaska.edu/bor/policy/05-10.doc. For more information and applications, students should contact the Office of Admissions and the Registrar.

Basic Student Fees

Review a table of basic student fees.

ASUAF

Cost: $35 per semester.

Who pays: All students enrolled in 3 or more credits.

What's covered: Associated Students of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (ASUAF) represents student views and concerns to the university administration, board of regents and Alaska Legislature. The ASUAF fee also pays for publication of the UAF student newspaper, the Sun Star; the student-managed ASUAF Concert Board; and KSUA, the student radio and on-campus television station. Other services provided through ASUAF include a half-hour attorney consultation, ombudsman consultation, student discounts at participating businesses (the ASUAF Student Saver program), international student identification cards, subsidized student club activities and much more. Contact ASUAF at 907-474-7355 or visit www.asuaf.org.

Athletics

Cost: $8 per credit hour (to a maximum of $96 per semester)

Who pays: All Fairbanks area students (Fairbanks campus or Community and Technical College sites) enrolled in 3 or more credits.

What's covered: The Athletics fee provides admission to all home athletic competitions. Admission will only be guaranteed until the start of each event. Fee excludes post-season competitions. For more information regarding event/ticket policies visit www.alaskananooks.com.

Course Fees

Cost: Varies

Who pays: Students enrolled in courses with special fees. See the class schedule for individual classes.

What's covered: Some courses require special equipment, supplies or services and charge a materials fee in addition to tuition.

Health Insurance

NOTE: The information reflected here is the most current.

Cost: Cost: Annual: $1,688; fall semester 2012: $615; spring semester 2013: $611; spring/summer: $1,073; summer: $463

Who pays: Fall and spring semesters: students enrolled in 9 or more credits, students living in university housing and all international students with F-1 and J-1 visas (including Canadian students) must have health insurance coverage. Coverage is not valid until your account is paid or you are enrolled in a payment plan. If you do not already have health insurance, you must purchase the student health insurance coverage provided through the university. Departments such as the Student Health and Counseling Center, Residence Life (housing) and the Office of International Programs and Initiatives may request proof of insurance from you at any time during the semester. Insurance is optional for students enrolled in 6 - 8 credit hours.

Summer sessions: health insurance is highly recommended for all students. International students are required to have health insurance. Students enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during the summer are eligible to enroll in the university sponsored health insurance plan.

To be eligible for the UAF student insurance plans, students must actively attend classes for at least the first 31 days after the date for which coverage is purchased. Correspondence, home study, Internet and distance education courses alone do not fulfill the eligibility requirements that the student actively attend classes. You must take at least 3 credits of on-campus (in the classroom) courses in order to meet eligibility requirements. Remaining credits may include correspondence, home study, Internet or distance education courses.

Students taking 6 or more credit hours who do not meet eligibility requirements because they are not physically attending classes may enroll in the plan on a voluntary basis using the Distance Education enrollment form and paying the Distance Education rate. Distance Education enrollment forms are available at the Student Health and Counseling Center or from the Student Resources website at
www.uhcsr.com/selfservicesupport/students/CollegeHome.aspx.

What's covered: Most accidents and acute illnesses up to a specified maximum amount per illness or injury. See www.uaf.edu/chc/student-health-insurance/ for more information.

How to pay: Insurance is not automatically charged to your account, you must add the health insurance fee to your bill during fee payment. You can also add the insurance premium on the web at http://uaonline.alaska.edu or at the Business Office in Signers' Hall.

Waivers: International students on F-1 and J-1 visas (including Canadian students) who meet specified requirements may get a waiver signed at the Office of International Programs and Initiatives. Evidence of equivalent coverage must be presented in English and in advance of the fee payment period. Call OIP at 907-474-5327 for details.

Parking Permit

Cost, fall 2012: Single vehicle, $39 for 8 or fewer credits; $74 for 9 or more credits; $136 annual permit.

Cost, spring 2013: Single vehicle, $41 for 8 or fewer credits; $78 for 9 or more credits; $143 annual permit purchased in the spring. Multi-vehicle -- With any of the permit options, you can register up to four vehicles for an additional $10. You will receive a hang tag that will allow you to park one vehicle on campus at a time. (Campus residents may not purchase the multi-vehicle option. Employees are not eligible to purchase parking permits at student rates.)

Who pays: Students who choose to park a vehicle at any on- or off-campus UA, UAF, or Community and Technical College location are required to have a parking permit or permit displayed on the vehicle at all times, including evenings.

Costs are based on the combined total credit hour enrollment at UAF, Community and Technical College, eLearning and Distance Education, or any class held at a UAF location where credit is given through another location.

What's covered: Parking in permit-required and general use lots/spaces at any on- or off-campus UA, UAF, or Community and Technical College location in Fairbanks.

How to order your permit: Request your permit through UAF Parking Services' online system at www.uaf.edu/parking/. The online system allows you to select the type of parking permit/s you need, your delivery option and payment method.

How to pay: Complete your permit purchase at UAF Parking Services' online system at www.uaf.edu/parking/. Payment options are MasterCard, Visa or "student account," if you have added parking to your student account. You may also pay for the permit on UAOnline or at the Business Office in Signers' Hall. The permit must then be picked up at Parking Services' office at 803 Alumni Drive, Room 114, in the Facilities Services building. Bring your current state vehicle registration with you. It is the responsibility of all students parking a vehicle on any UAF property (on or off campus) to be knowledgeable of UAF parking regulations, available at www.uaf.edu/parking/. For more information, call 474-PARK (7275), email uaf-parking@alaska.edu or visit online at www.uaf.edu/parking/.

Student Health and Counseling Center

Cost: $105 per fall or spring semester; $66 summer

Who pays: Fall and spring semesters: students enrolled in 9 credits or more (optional for students taking 6 - 8 credit hours), students living in university housing, and all students purchasing student health insurance. Summer sessions: students enrolled in 6 credits or more (optional for students who are enrolled in less than 6 credits if they are enrolled in the upcoming fall semester for 6 or more credits and were eligible for student health center services in the preceding spring semester).

What's covered: Basic medical and counseling services at the UAF Student Health and Counseling Center on the Fairbanks campus.

Waivers: Students who meet all of the following conditions may waive the Health Center fee: 1) no courses on the Fairbanks campus or at University Park, 2) not living in university housing and 3) not purchasing the university student health insurance plan. Pick up a health center fee waiver form from the UAF Business Office on the Fairbanks campus, or call 907-474-7043.

Student Recreation Center

Cost: $75 per semester

Who pays: All Fairbanks area students (Fairbanks campus or Community and Technical College sites) enrolled in 9 or more credits. Students enrolled in 3 - 8 credits who want access to the Student Recreation Center and its facilities have the option of paying the fee that grants permission to use the facilities. This fee is not available for students enrolled in fewer than 3 credits. Students taking courses outside the Fairbanks area are not required to pay this fee.

What's covered: The SRC fee provides for use of the SRC and its facilities. An adult must accompany anyone under 18 using SRC facilities (unless he or she is a full-time UAF student). Contact the SRC for more information at 907-474-7205.

Student Sustainability

Cost: $20 per semester

Who pays: Students enrolled in 3 or more Fairbanks section credits (Fairbanks or Community and Technical College sites).

What's covered: The Student Sustainability fee is a student-initiated fee that funds energy efficiency programs and renewable energy projects or other sustainability issues. Preference is given to projects which reduce UAF's non-renewable energy consumption at the main campus and CTC sites. For more information visit www.uaf.edu/sustainability/rise/currentproposals/.

Technology

Cost: $5 per credit hour (to a maximum of $60 per semester)

Who pays: All students.

What's covered: The fee remains at the campus at which it was collected and is used to support technology that enhances academics.

Transportation

Cost: $13 per semester

Who pays: All Fairbanks area students (Fairbanks or Community and Technical College sites) enrolled in 4 or more credits per semester during fall or spring semesters.

What's covered: The transportation fee pays a portion of the costs of operating shuttle buses that provide transportation throughout campus and to various university facilities off campus.

UA Network Fee

Cost: 2 percent of tuition

Who pays: All students.

What's covered: The UA network charge covers rapidly rising costs, especially in the maintenance and enhancement of the university-wide technology infrastructure. The 2 percent network charge is applied on a per-credit-hour basis (rounded to the nearest dollar) to tuition, non-resident surcharges if applicable, and fees in lieu of tuition for credit and non-credit courses. The minimum network charge per course is $3.

Wood Center Student Life

Cost: $25 per semester

Who pays: All Fairbanks area students (Fairbanks campus or Community and Technical College sites) enrolled in 9 credits or more. Students taking courses outside the Fairbanks area are not required to pay the Wood Center Student Life fee.

What's covered: The Wood Center Student Life fee supports Nanook traditions such as Starvation Gulch, Winter Carnival and SpringFest as well as student activities and projects.

Other Fees

Review a table of other fees.

Application for Admission

Cost: $40 - $60

Who pays: Applicants to certificate and associate degree programs should include $40 with their admissions application, applicants to bachelor's programs should include $50 and applicants to graduate programs, $60.

What's covered: Assessment and processing of prospective student applications.

Application for Graduation

Cost: $50 ($80 if late)

Who pays: Students planning to graduate in a given semester must apply for graduation. Early applications are encouraged and can be submitted the semester before expected graduation. Application deadlines are Oct. 15 for fall; Feb. 15 for spring and July 15 for summer graduation.

What's covered: Credit check, degree requirement audit and certification of eligibility to graduate.

Campus Housing

Fairbanks campus single student housing

Cost: $350 deposit ($35 nonrefundable application fee; $315 refundable damage deposit)

Fairbanks campus single student housing
Double rooms $1,840
Single rooms* $2,265
Double room/single occupancy* $2,730
Cutler Apts./quadruple rooms $2,070 - $3,010
* Extremely limited availability.

Fairbanks campus family housing

Cost: $50 nonrefundable application fee, $600 damage deposit ($300 due when you are assigned a housing unit; $300 due at check-in)

How to apply: Send a completed application and application fee to the UAF Department of Residence Life. Applications are available online at www.uaf.edu/reslife/applying-for-campus-housi/. Room rent and meal plan fees, along with all other fees, are due in full by fee payment deadline. Information about Residence Life is available at 907-474-7247, housing@uaf.edu, or www.uaf.edu/reslife/.

Fairbanks campus family housing
Efficiency to three-bedroom apartments: $765 - $1,630

Residence hall phone line

Cost: $120 per semester (for an optional shared land line connection in your dorm room; bring your own phone/answering machine. You are welcome to bring your own cell phone.)

Kuskokwim Campus housing

For information about campus housing at the Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel, visit www.bethel.uaf.edu or call 907-543-4562.

Credit by Examination

Cost: $40 per credit hour

Who pays: Students using the credit-by-exam option for earning UAF course credit.

What's covered: The fee pays for coordinating the exam or other evaluation requirements between student and professor, grade recording and transcription.

Credit for Prior Learning

Cost: $50 fee payment plus $10/credit hour for credits earned

Who pays: Students using the credit for prior learning option to earn UAF course credits.

What's covered: The fee pays for the portfolio or license/certificate review by faculty evaluation committee. If credit is awarded, the fee per credit hour earned pays for grade recording and transcription.

Graduate Student Reinstatement

Cost: $50

Who pays: Graduate students who do not meet registration requirements and fail to file an approved leave of absence may request reinstatement from the dean of the Graduate School and will be charged $50.

What's covered: Reinstatement processing.

Late Add/Late Registration

Cost: $50

Who pays: Students given permission to add a class after the last day to pay tuition and fees will be charged a late fee of $50 that must be paid within five business days. This includes drop/add (swap) courses. No late fee will be charged when:

This fee is refundable only if all classes for which you have registered are canceled. See the Registration Guide at www.uaf.edu/register/ for the procedure for adding a class.

What's covered: Processing of late payments.

Late Payment Fees

Cost: $100; $35 per month for late payment plan payments

Who pays: All students who have missed the fee payment deadline and have a balance of $100 or more. An additional $100 fee will be added to accounts which are not paid by the withdrawal deadline.

What's covered: Processing of late payments.

Late Placement Test or Guidance Test

Cost: $5

Who pays: Students who take a placement or guidance test outside of scheduled testing sessions.

What's covered: Test oversight, administration and recording.

Meal Plans

Cost: $630 - $2,040

Who pays: All residence hall students are required to purchase a meal plan, with the exception of residents living in Cutler Apartment Complex, Wickersham Hall and graduate students. Students who do not live on campus but are interested in purchasing a meal plan can contact Dining Services at 907-474-6661. Please review your dining contract for more details.

What's covered (per semester):

Meal plan Cost
Platinum -- Unlimited meals, including breakfasts at Wood Center Food Court and lunch and dinner at Lola Tilly Commons, and $75 Munch Money. $1,760
Gold -- Unlimited meals at Lola Tilly Commons, lunch through dinner Monday through Friday, as well as brunch and dinner Saturday, Sunday and holidays, and $100 Munch Money. (Note: Breakfast may be purchased using Munch Money.) $1,740
Denali Block Meal Plan -- 250 meals at Wood Center Food Court or Lola Tilly Commons and $200 Munch Money. $2,040
Chena Meal Plan -- $1,155 in Munch Money that can be spent at any UAF dining location (limited to juniors, seniors and graduate students) $1,155
WCC Meal Plan -- $630 in Munch Money that can be spent at any UAF dining location (limited to Wickersham, Cutler and commuter students) $630
Nanook Meal Plan -- $2,000 in Munch Money that can be spent at any UAF campus dining location and most vending locations. This plan provides maximum flexibility, there are no restrictions on use of dining locations or who can enroll. $2,000

Munch Money is a declining balance account used exclusively for food purchases at any UAF campus dining location and at most vending machines. Meal plans and Munch Money can be purchased from Dining Services in 106 Eielson.

Note: Lola Tilly Commons and Wood Center Food Court are closed throughout the UAF holiday break and Spring Break.

New Student Orientation

Cost: $75 for fall semester and $35 for spring; covers all programs except special Outdoor Adventures activities.

Who Pays: Any new student may participate in UAF New Student Orientation on the Fairbanks campus. NSO is required for all first year baccalaureate degree-seeking students entering UAF with less than 30 credits. The program is also required for all EDGE students (first year residential students under 20 years of age entering with fewer than 30 credits), UA Scholars and incoming international students in undergraduate F-1 or J-1 status.

What's covered: All materials, sessions, general entertainment and meals not included in student meal plans.

Payment Plan

Cost: $50

Who pays: Students who are unable to pay all tuition and fees at the beginning of a semester.

What's covered: Budgeting by distributing the costs of tuition and fees across two or more payment dates. See www.uaf.edu/business/ for more information.

Post Office Box

Cost: $45 per box per semester, $90 annual

Who pays: Students who wish to receive U.S. Postal Service mail on campus may rent a post office box in the full service post office located in Constitution Hall. USPS mail is delivered on campus to post office boxes only, not to street addresses.

What's covered: Post office box space, postal and mail forwarding services.

Records Duplication

Cost: $0.25 per page

Who pays: Anyone who requests copies of their own academic records.

What's covered: Copies of records in your academic file in the Office of Admissions and the Registrar (except transcripts from another school). Students need to submit a written request for copies. The Office of Admissions and the Registrar provides document copies as time permits. All copies provided through this service are stamped "unofficial."

Reinstatement Fee

Cost: $100

Who pays: Students dropped from classes due to nonpayment will be charged $100 to have classes reinstated.

What's covered: Reinstatement processing

Textbooks

Cost: Varies according to course load. You can expect to pay about $250 to $1,100 per semester for textbooks. The cost for books averages about $90 - $115 per course.

Who pays: Students in classes with required texts.

What's covered: Texts, assigned readings or other course materials assigned by instructors.

Thesis Binding

Cost: $20 minimum for each hardbound copy; other fees may be charged to cover microfilming, copyright, map pockets or postage.

Who pays: Graduate students upon completion of thesis or dissertation.

What's covered: Book binding for graduate theses and dissertations, including the two copies that are required for the UAF Rasmuson Library.

Transcripts

Cost: $12 - $30

Electronic: $12

Paper: $15

Expedited paper: $30

Who pays: Anyone who requests their own transcripts from the Office of Admissions and the Registrar.

What's covered:

Paying Tuition and Fees

NOTE: The information reflected here is the most current.

Students are not considered registered for any classes until all tuition and fees are paid or other payment arrangements have been made by the fee payment deadline. This includes room rent, meal plan costs, student activity fees, health fees and deposits. Any charges unpaid at the end of the previous semester are also due and must be paid before you can re-enroll. If you owe money to the university and submit an enrollment form and payment for the current semester, you will not be enrolled into your classes; the payment will be applied toward your debt.

Other than tuition and fees, which are due according to every semester's payment schedule, any charges owed to the university are due within 30 days.

Please note that a $30 charge and a hold will be placed on your account for returned checks. This will prevent you from registering, viewing grades, receiving transcripts and graduation activity.

Consequences of Not Paying

Failure to pay in full or make other payment arrangements by the fee payment deadline may result in cancellation of your class schedule. UAF may withhold transcripts, grades and other services, and cancel meal plans and housing, if you do not pay your financial obligations. If the university takes such action, you will still be responsible for your full debt.

Registration may be withheld from any student who is delinquent in paying any amount due to the university. The registration process is not complete until the student has paid all fees and charges due. UAF may drop you from your courses after the fee payment deadline if you owe a debt to the university. A $100 reinstatement fee will be charged to re-enroll in any dropped courses.

Failure to Meet Financial Obligations

University policy requires a financial hold be placed on your student account if you fail to meet your financial obligations. The hold will prevent any registration, transcript or graduation activity.

Past due accounts will be sent to a collection agency. Interest, late fees and/or collection costs will be added to your account. Past due debt may be reported to a local credit bureau. The university is authorized to garnish Alaska Permanent Fund Dividends for payment of past due accounts.

Tuition Waivers

Refunds

Tuition and Fees

Students who withdraw from courses or cancel enrollment must submit a completed official withdrawal form to the Office of Admissions and the Registrar. UAF may fully or partially refund undergraduate, graduate and non-resident tuition and fees. The following conditions apply:

  1. If UAF cancels a course, students' tuition and fees will be refunded in full.
  2. If a student formally withdraws from a course, UAF will make refunds according to the date of the withdrawal.
    1. Students have until the third Friday of the semester to drop classes and receive a 100 percent refund. The parking decal fee will be refunded in full if the student returns the parking decal at the time of withdrawal.
    2. If student withdraws from a class and adds another on the same day through the third Friday of the semester, UAF will exchange tuition.
      NOTE: If the exchange is uneven -- e.g., lower level to upper level, or 3 credits to 4 credits -- tuition and any fees owed are due the same day.
    3. If withdrawal is after the third Friday of the semester, no refund or exchange of tuition is available.

Refund Processing

Financial aid will be disbursed to student accounts and the Business Office will begin processing refunds on the first day of classes. Contact the Business Office for an advance of funds if you need your funds for books. Refund processing is automatic. Remember to return parking permits if you drop during the 100 percent refund time.

Direct Deposit of refunds

Enrolling in direct deposit allows your refunds to be electronically deposited into your bank account. It's simple, safe and convenient. Enrollment is available through our secure self-service website. Sign up for direct deposit of your refund through UAOnline (http://uaonline.alaska.edu) by following these steps:

  1. At the "Student Services & Accounting Information" menu select the "Direct Deposit Enrollment" link.
  2. Select "1st time setup of direct deposit"
  3. Select the account type
  4. Enter the bank routing code
  5. Enter account number
  6. Re-enter account number
  7. Select "Submit"

Exception to Policy: Appeal for Refund of Tuition

Appeals for refund of tuition are exceptions to policy and are only approved in events which are unanticipated and unavoidable. Approval is not automatic and you need to provide documented evidence to support your request (physician's note, letters of support from instructors, etc.). Acceptable unanticipated and unavoidable reasons may include 1) death in immediate family; 2) serious illness or injury of student or immediate family member; and 3) factors outside of the student's control (e.g., fire, flood, etc.). Work-related issues, personal hardships, changing your mind about college, poor academic performance, disciplinary withdrawal, not receiving expected financial assistance or failure to read UAF's published documents are considered to be the result of personal choices and actions and will not be considered.

Appeals for refund of tuition must be submitted within 30 class days after the beginning of the next regular semester. Forms for an appeal for refund of tuition are available online at www.uaf.edu/business/forms/, through the Business Office in Signers' Hall at the Fairbanks campus or at CTC. Once received, the appeal will be evaluated by a campus-wide committee which will return a decision to the student. The decision of the committee is final and a student who files a written appeal under these procedures shall be expected to abide by the final disposition of the review, as provided, and may not seek further appeal of the matter under any other procedure within the university. Submission of appeals and appropriate documentation after published deadlines will not be considered. Contact the Business Office for more information.

Housing

Students who move off campus or withdraw from the university will receive room refunds according to the schedule.

Any refund of room charges will be based upon the days remaining in the semester. A $75 service charge will be subtracted from each refund of meal plan charges, regardless of the date of withdrawal. No refunds are available after the 12th week of the semester.

Meals

Please refer to your board plan agreement for specific information about meal plan refunds.


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