How To Make A Payment
You have several options when making a payment:
Web: Log onto UAOnline to pay with all major credit cards or a checking account.
By Mail: Send check payments, clearly marked to ensure it is credited to the proper student account, to:
UAF Office of the Bursar
PO Box 757640
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7640
In Person: If you would like to make a payment in person, please come to the UAF Bursar's Office located on the first floor of Signers' Hall between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wire Transfer: If you would like to pay by wire, please contact the Bursar's Office for our banking information (907)474-7384. Please ensure the financial institution references the student name and ID number so that we may identify what account we need to apply the payment to. Please allow at least 2 weeks for the wire transfers to post to your student account.
International Tuition Payments: Log onto http://uaf.peerTransfer.comfor an easier and less expensive way to pay with foreign currency.
*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.
Are You Paying with a Debit Card Today?
Many debit cards have a daily limit of $500 to $2,000. If you attempt to make a payment for more than that amount, your card may be declined. Don’t stand in line twice! Please check in with your bank to see if your card has a limit
International Tuition Payments
No matter your time zone, you will have a dedicated multilingual customer support team available to you - reachable 24/7 via live chat, Skype, email and phone to answer any of your questions.
How We Protect Your Identity
The UAF Office of the Bursar is committed to protecting your identity and personally identifiable information. We do this through a myriad of different ways which are outlined on our “Identity Theft Prevention” page. The best way for us to prevent your credit card and personal information from being compromised is for you to access your account (and pay your bill) via UAOnline. We realize sometimes this isn’t possible for several reasons so we accept payments both in person and over the phone.
In order to verify your identity, we may ask you a series of questions (if over the phone) or ask that you present a valid ID (if in person).A valid ID type is PolarExpress card, driver’s license or state issued ID, passport or military ID. If you do not have a valid ID when visiting our office, we will verify your identity through a series of questions. We have implemented these measures in an effort to protect your personal information contained in your university account.
If a third party (parent, spouse, significant other, friend, etc.) wishes to make a payment on your account, we will gladly accept payment on your behalf but we will not release any information to them unless you have specifically authorized us to by completion of a FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) form (link to form please).The payer will receive a receipt that payment has been made to the Bursar's Office but they will not receive information about your account. If you wish to share your protected information with any individual, please complete the FERPA form and submit it to our office.
If you wish to make a payment using a credit card not issued in your name, we will verify cardholder identity and payment authorization prior to accepting payment. To do this, we will call the cardholder, obtain authorization both for the student to utilize the card and the amount to be charged. If payment is not authorized, it will not be made.
If you have any questions or concerns about the processes we use to protect your identity, please feel free to contact our office.
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 the State of Alaska PFDs for payment of past due accounts
QUESTIONS? Contact the Office of the Bursar at (907) 474-7384 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Alaska Time, or you may email us