The University of Alaska Fairbanks

1997-98 UAF Catalog

Fees and Financial Aid


Fees Associated with Registration

(per semester unless otherwise indicated)

Course Fees (see course descriptions) $ 2-250

Health Fees (required for full-time students)
Health Center Fee (65 credits)

Health Insurance Fee (234 credits)

Residential Fees

Housing Reservation/Deposit Fee (250 credits)

Residence Halls

Double Room/Double Occupancy 1,055-1,200

Single Room 1,320-1,450

Student Apartment Complex

(each student) 1,320

Family Student Apartments 485-900/month

Board Plans (three plans) 870-920

Additional Fee for Off-Campus Meal Plans (110 credits)

Late Add Fee 40-100

Late Payment Fee 40-100

Parking Fee 5/credit to a maximum of 70

Payment Plan Charge (40 credits)

Priority Registration Deposit

(applies toward registration fees) (50 credits)

ASUAF Student Government Fee

8 credits or more (105 credits)

3-7.9 credits (30 credits)

Technology Fee 5/credit to a maximum of 60

(Fairbanks campus students only)

All fees are subject to change.

Definitions: Fees Associated with Registration

Course Fees -- Not all courses have course fees associated with them. Fees for courses range from $2 to $250. See the course description section of the catalog to check on fees for individual courses.

Health Center Fee -- All full-time students, students living in university housing and students purchasing the student health insurance plan must pay the health center fee. For the purposes of fee payment, full-time students are undergraduate students taking 12 or more credits and graduate students taking nine or more credits. Students taking 6-11 credit hours have the option of paying the health center fee, provided they also purchase the student insurance. A waiver of this fee is available if all of the following requirements are met: the student is enrolled in no credit hours at the main campus, the student does not live in university housing and the student is able to waive the student health insurance plan. A Health Center Fee Waiver form may be obtained from the Center for Health and Counseling during fee payment at the beginning of the semester.

A brochure describing services provided by the Center for Health and Counseling is available from the center. A brief description of services also appears in this catalog in the section describing Student Services.

Health Insurance Fee -- The university requires that all full-time students, students living in university housing and students paying the Health Center Fee be covered by a health insurance plan. For the purposes of fee payment, full-time students are undergraduate students taking 12 or more credits and graduate students taking nine or more credits. At the time of fee payment, the student will be charged for the student health insurance plan offered through the university. However, students who are covered by an alternate health insurance plan may waive the student health insurance plan. Students seeking to waive the student health insurance fee must present the Health Insurance Waiver Form before the end of the designated fee payment time. Waiver forms are available at the Center for Health and Counseling as well as at fee payment locations. Students enrolled in 6-11 credits have the option of purchasing the student health insurance plan if they also pay the health center fee.

The student health insurance fee is $234 per semester; annual cover for $627 per year is recommended. The plan provides basic coverage for accidents and illnesses that are not preexisting. Questions regarding the student health insurance plan can be directed to the insurance coordinator at the Center for Health and Counseling.

Health insurance coverage for spouse and/or dependents is also available. Contact the Center for Health and Counseling for information.

The international student health insurance plan provides the same benefits as the domestic plan. In addition, it provides coverage for medical evaluation or repatriation of remains. International students are required to purchase health insurance on an annual basis. The cost for F-1 visa international student health insurance is currently $642 for the year. In general, waivers are not available. Students seeking waivers must present evidence (in English) of equivalent coverage to the insurance coordinator at the Center for Health and Counseling. Waivers will not be granted unless requested in advance of the fee payment period. Students with J-1 visas have different health insurance requirements. Contact the international student advisor for more information.

A brochure entitled The Student Health Insurance Plan is available at the Center for Health and Counseling.

Residential Fees -- When applying for housing, you need to send a $250 ($25 nonrefundable processing fee, $225 refundable deposit) reservation damage deposit to the Department of Residence Life with your completed application. Room rent and board fees, along with all other fees, are due in full at registration (see Payment of Fees). When registering, each residence hall student is required to buy a board plan for cafeteria meals. For more information, see Residence Life. If you don't live on campus, you may be authorized by the Department of Residence Life to purchase a board program. The cost includes the price of the board program selected plus an additional board charge of $110. This additional charge is used to maintain the dining facilities and equipment.

Late Add Fee/Late Registration Fee -- If you pay fees or add a class later than the last day designated for that purpose, you'll have to pay a late fee of $40 for the first working day, plus $10 for each succeeding working day to a maximum of $100. No late fee will be charged when you change from one section of a course to another or when you have to add another course to replace a canceled course in which you were previously registered. This fee is refunded only if all classes for which you've registered are canceled.

Music Course Fees -- Fees are charged for the following services or facilities: private instruction (per applied music course), $145 (fee for music major is $75); class instruction (class lesson course), $70 (fee for music major is $35); class instruction (functional piano course), $70 (fee for music major is $35). Music majors carrying less than 12 credits must pay full fees. Practice room use by student not enrolled in one of the above music courses, on a space available basis, is $70.

Parking Fee -- $5 per credit hour to a maximum of $70 per semester is charged for university parking. If you park on campus, you need a decal.

Payment Plan Charge -- A processing fee of $40 is added to the total amount due when you're approved for a payment plan. See Paying Fees.

ASUAF Student Government Fee -- If you're enrolled in at least 3 but fewer than 8 credit hours (including both on- and off-campus courses), you will be charged a $30 per semester student government fee. If you're carrying eight or more credit hours (including both on- and off-campus courses), you will be charged a flat $105 per semester student government fee. This fee is made up of a $30 ASUAF fee and a $75 student recreation center fee. If you live in university housing, you will be charged the $105 fee regardless of the number of credit hours you take. If you're taking fewer than eight credit hours, you have the option of paying the additional $75 student recreation center fee but are not required to do so.

The $30 fee supports the activities of ASUAF (student government), which represents student views and concerns with the university administration, the board of regents and the Alaska Legislature. This fee also pays for the publication of the UAF student newspaper the Sun-Star and for KSUA, the student radio station.

Paying the $30 or $105 fee also entitles you to ASUAF subsidized services, including a half-hour free attorney consultation, ombudsman consultation, daily aerobics classes, computer labs, use of Wood Center facilities and participation in student elections. Student rates are also offered for dances, concerts, university-sponsored athletic events, and dorm rental items such as refrigerators. Contact the Associated Students of the University of Alaska Fairbanks at (907) 474-7355 for more information.

Technology Fee -- All Fairbanks campus students pay the $5 per credit hour technology fee (to a maximum of $60 per semester).


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