Tuition & fees

UAF's undergraduate tuition and fees for a full load of classes are way less than the national average. And UAF offers a full range of financial aid resources to help pay for your education. Tuition and fees may be paid online at UAOnline or in person at the Office of the Bursar.

Cost of attendance

The Financial Aid Office estimates your yearly cost of attendance (COA) to determine how much financial aid you may receive. We use your housing type as reported on your FAFSA and your residency status as determined by the Office of Admissions and the Registrar to estimate your costs for tuition, room, board, fees, books, supplies, and miscellaneous expenses. This estimate is based on full-time attendance for the fall and spring semesters. Your actual costs may be more or less depending on how many credits you take, your housing expenses, and many other factors.

The College of Engineering and Mines has a tuition surcharge of $38 per credit hour for lower division courses, $46 per credit hour for upper division courses and $89 per credit hour for graduate courses. The School of Management has a tuition surcharge of $46 per credit hour for upper division courses and $89 per credit hour for graduate courses. 

Costs at course levels

  Alaska resident Non-resident WUE**
100-200-level $192/credit $681/credit $288/credit
300-400-level $232/credit $721/credit  $328/credit
600-level $444/credit $907/credit  

Estimated 2016-2017 UAF semester costs

First-years and sophomores Alaska resident Non-resident WUE**
Tuition and fees*
(15 credits, 100-200-level courses)
$3,588 $11,216 $5,085
Room and board
(double room + Block 75 or 105 meal plan)
$4,265 $4,265 $4,265
Semester total $7,853 $15,481 $9,350
Juniors and seniors Alaska resident Non-resident WUE**
Tuition and fees*
(15 credits, 300-400-level courses)
$4,212 $11,840 $6,021
Room and board
(double room + Block 75 or 105 meal plan)
$4,265 $4,265 $4,265
Semester total $8,477 $16,105 $10,286
Graduate students Alaska resident Non-resident
Tuition and fees*
(9 credits, 600-level courses)
$4,667 $9,001
Room and board
(double room + Block 75 or 105 meal plan)
$4,265 $4,265
Semester total $8,932 $13,266

Estimated 2016-2017 UAF annual costs

First-years and sophomores Alaska resident Non-resident WUE**
Tuition and fees*
(30 credits, 100-200-level courses)
$7,176 $22,432 $10,170
Room and board
(double room + Block 75 or 105 meal plan)
$8,530 $8,530 $8,530
Annual total $15,194 $29,733 $18,700
Juniors and seniors Alaska resident Non-resident WUE**
Tuition and fees*
(30 credits, 300-400-level courses)
$7,999 $22,538 $12,042
Room and board
(double room + Block 75 or 105 meal plan)
$8,530 $8,530 $8,530
Annual total $16,529 $31,068 $20,572
Graduate students Alaska resident Non-resident
Tuition and fees*
(18 credits, 600-level courses)
$9,334 $18,002
Room and board
(double room + Block 75 or 105 meal plan)
$8,530 $8,530
Annual total $17,864 $26,532

Other costs for all students

  Living off-campus Living on-campus
Books and supplies $1,400 $1,400
Miscellaneous and personal expenses $2,250 $2,250 
Transportation $2,000 $400

* Includes Wood Center student life, student government, technology, transportation, UA network, athletics, Student Recreation Center, sustainability and health center fees. Does not include health insurance, books, supplies, travel, parking, miscellaneous expenses or special costs associated with international or exchange students. Costs are subject to change.​

** Western Undergraduate Exchange

View detailed tuition and fee info

If your actual yearly costs are more than what we estimate, you may complete the budget revision request form (PDF) with required documentation to have your COA raised. Note that this does not necessarily mean that more financial aid is available for you.

Some scholarship and student loan organizations ask you to include your COA in your application. You may use this chart as an easy reference. To determine your COA find the number where your student type row and housing type column meet.

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