Student Resources

Health and Counseling

Our Student Health and Counseling Center provides a wide variety of services to students only.  They provide general medical care with lab and formulary on site. Counseling services range from individual counseling to crisis intervention, alcohol referrals and general adjustments to college life. Confidentiality and personal privacy are important to everyone.  They maintain the highest level of confidentiality possible for our students following our Notice of Privacy Practices and guidelines set forth by law and in compliance with the federal government.

What does it cost?

Students taking 9 credit hours or more on the main campus are automatically assessed $110 Health Center Fee for the fall and spring semesters. If you are taking less than 9 credits on the main campus and some are web-based or CTC classes this fee is not assessed. You will need to add the fee to your account if you would like to receive medical or counseling services at the Student Health and Counseling Center. This fee is NOT insurance and does not provide any type of insurance coverage. If you are taking between 6-8 credits, you can choose to pay the Health Center Fee on an optional basis. The Health Center fee makes students eligible to access the medical and counseling services provided at the Student Health and Counseling Center.  Minimal charges are incurred when medications, labs or supplies are provided, there is no office visit charge. Six counseling sessions are provided at no charge per academic year.  After those 6 sessions have been exhausted, the fee is $15 per session. Summer eligibility is 6 credit hours and a $70 Health Center fee.

To find out more on the services provided by the Health and Counseling Center go to 


Residence Life

The Department of Residence Life supports the academic mission of the University of Alaska by providing living and learning communities that enhance student success. They provide safe, clean, and well-maintained facilities that meet the diverse needs of their residents. If you have questions or concerns regarding housing give their office a call at 907-474-7247 or send them an e-mail at

For more information regarding Residence Life and student housing go to


New students

Are you a new student at UAF? There are a ton of resources on campus to help you adjust. Whether you have questions about housing, meal plans, signing up for classes, or you want to know what FERPA is, has the answers. Connect with all of the resources you will need as a new member of Nanook Nation! 

If you have any questions, contact Ronnie Houchin, New Student Orientation Coordinator at 907-474-1103. 

Academic Advising

The Academic Advising Center provides advising for general studies, pre-major, AHEAD, and non-degree seeking students. They assist General Students and pre-major students with registration, adding or dropping classes, creating a four-year plan, exploring possible majors, and discussing academic difficulties. If you are a student that already has a declared major, contact your department and they can put you in touch with an adviser to help you. 

Academic Advising is located in Gruening Building room 510. They are open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5: 00 pm. To make an appointment with an adviser call 907-474-6396. 

Rural Student Services

Rural Student Services (RSS) is an academic advising department with 40+ years of experience in working with students from all over the state of Alaska. They are there to assist students in achieving academic success by linking them to current information pertinent to their education, lifestyle, and goals. RSS is known for its welcoming and friendly environment. Many students find a meaningful connection at UAF through RSS. 

RSS is located on the main floor of the Brooks Building. To find out more information about the services provided by Rural Student Services, visit or call 907-474-7871. 

Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS) is a Federal TRiO program. TRiO Programs are outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRiO includes eight programs, including Student Support Services, Upward Bound, and Educational Talent Search. Individuals who have qualified for TRiO programs in the past will likely qualify for participation in Student Support Services. 

To learn more about the services offered by SSS visit their website at, give them a call at 907-474-6844, or stop by their office in 514 Gruening Building

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