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1998-99 UAF Catalog

UAF Expenses


Tuition and Fees

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 Fee65
Health Insurance Fee234
Residential Fees
Housing Reservation/Deposit Fee250
Residence Halls
Double Room/Double Occupancy1,055 - 1,200
Single Room1,320 - 1,450
Student Apartment Complex (each student)1,320
Family Student Apartments485 - 900/month
Board Plans (three plans)920 - 970
Late Add Fee40 - 100
Late Payment Fee40 - 100
Parking Fee 5/credit to a maximum of 70
Payment Plan Charge40
ASUAF Student Fee
8 or more credits (Student Recreation Ctr fee) 75
3 or more credits (Student government fee)30
Technology Fee5/credit to a maximum of 60
(for all courses except sections beginning with "T")

All fees are subject to change.

Definition of Fees

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 the fees for individual courses.

Health Center Fee

All undergraduate and graduate students taking nine or more credits, students living in university housing and students purchasing the student health insurance plan must pay the $65 Health Center fee. Students taking 6 - 8 credits have the option of paying the Health Center fee if they have health insurance. A waiver of this fee is available if all of the following requirements are met: the student is not enrolled in any 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 and 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

All undergraduate and graduate students taking nine or more credits, all students living in university housing and all students paying the Health Center fee must be covered by a health insurance plan. 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 taking 6 - 8 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. The plan provides basic coverage for accidents and illnesses that are not pre-existing. 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 Health Center for information.

The international student health insurance plan provides the same benefits as the domestic plan. In addition, it provides coverage for medical evacuation 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 $642 for the year. In general, waivers are not available. Students seeking waivers must present evidence (in English) of equivalent coverage to the International Student Office. Waivers will not be granted unless requested in advance of the fee payment period. Students with J-1 visas have different health insurance requirements and the cost of the student policy is slightly higher. International students should contact the International Student Office upon arrival on the UAF campus.

Residential Fees

To apply for housing, send a $250 ($25 non-refundable 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.

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), $245 (fee for music major is $125); class instruction (class lesson course), $100 (fee for music major is $50); class instruction (functional piano course), $100 (fee for music major is $50). 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 $100.

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 three 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 Student Recreation Center fee of $75 per semester. If you live in university housing, you will be charged both fees for a total of $105 regardless of the number of credit hours you take. If you're taking between three and eight credit hours, you have the option of paying the additional $75 student Recreation Center fee but are not required to do so. You must, however, be enrolled in at least three credit hours to exercise that option.

The $30 fee supports the activities of ASUAF (student government), which represents student views and concerns to 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 $75 fee also entitles you to ASUAF subsidized services, including a half-hour free attorney consultation, ombudsman consultation, ASUAF 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 students pay the $5 per credit hour technology fee (to a maximum of $60 per semester) except for course sections beginning with "T".


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