1997-98 UAF Catalog

Fees and Financial Aid

Paying Fees

At registration, you are expected to pay all charges due for the entire semester. This includes tuition and fees, room rent, meal ticket costs, student activity fees, health fees and deposits. In addition, any charges unpaid at the end of the previous semester are due and must be paid before you can reenroll at the university. If you have a debt with the university and submit an enrollment form and payment for the current semester, you will not be enrolled into your classes and the payment will be applied toward your debt. However, if the current semester payment is paid by check from a source other than the student, the payment will be returned.

Payment Plans

If you're unable to pay all charges at the beginning of the semester, you may apply for a payment plan. Approval is based on your expected receipt of financial aid, your credit history at UAF and your academic background, including your GPA and the number of credits you've completed at UAF. Contact the Accounting and Business Operations office for applications and information, (907) 474-6170.

The university offers the following payment options:

  1. Standard payment plan: By the last day of fee payment, 40 percent (40%) of all assessed tuition, fees and housing costs is due as a down payment, unless you can document guaranteed financial aid. Guaranteed financial aid consists of those grants or loans applied for at least three months before the start of the semester. Additionally, you must be eligible to receive the aid when it arrives; that is, your status at UAF (grades, admission acceptance or default on previous loans) must not prohibit distribution of the aid. Generally, the balance is due in one to three monthly payments. Proceeds of any financial aid will be used to pay all outstanding obligations when the aid is distributed to you, regardless of the payment plan due dates. A payment plan requires a formal contract between you and the university. A 15-minute interview with a Business Office employee is required. If your request is approved, a $40 processing fee is payable at that time. You must bring your approved payment plan application with you and go through the fee payment process.
  2. Advanced payment plan: You may prepay tuition and fees; contact the Business Office for more information.
  3. First-year, first-time Stafford recipients: Federal regulations require that the institution delay loan release until 30 days after the first day of the student's classes. If your loan is received at UAF by the last day of fee payment, a payment contract will be pre-entered to your account for the amount of the check. This process does not require a personal interview or a processing fee. If the amount of the loan does not completely cover your charges and you are unable to pay the difference at fee payment, you must follow the standard payment plan process and present your contract to a cashier by the last day of fee payment.

Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver -- Alaska residents 60 years of age or older may enroll in UAF credit classes and have their tuition waived. Enrollment is on a space-available basis only.

  1. Tuition is not waived for noncredit, CEU or self-support classes. To waive tuition, senior citizens must inform the fee payment cashier that they are eligible for a senior citizen waiver. Senior citizens must pay all additional course fees; the ASUAF fee may be waived.
  2. Registration using a senior citizen tuition waiver for payment is permitted only beginning with the first day of instruction and must be completed by the late registration deadline. No late registration fees are assessed.<
  3. Senior citizens may register before the first day of classes; however, they must pay full tuition and fees (use of senior citizen tuition waiver will not be accepted). Senior citizens electing to register and pay full tuition are subject to all payment deadlines. Students who do not pay or drop before the published deadline will be dropped from their classes for nonpayment. Refunds will NOT be available to senior citizens who drop classes and then reenroll in the same classes using a tuition waiver during late registration.

Consequences of Not Paying

UAF may withhold transcripts, diplomas or grade reports from you if you haven't paid all financial obligations to the institution. If you're delinquent in paying any amount due the university, registration for succeeding semesters may be withheld.

Your registration, meal plan and housing contract may be canceled at any time if you fail to meet installment contract payments or financial obligations. If you fully satisfy your financial obligation and are allowed to reenroll, you will be charged a $100 reinstatement fee. The registration process is not complete until you have paid all fees and charges due the university.