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 $202/credit $715/credit $303/credit
300-400-level $244/credit $757/credit  $345/credit
600-level $466/credit $979/credit  

Estimated 2017-2018 UAF semester costs

First-years and sophomores Alaska resident Non-resident WUE**
Tuition and fees*
(15 credits, 100-200-level courses)
$3,760 $11,763 $5,336
Room and board
(double room + Block 75 or 105 meal plan)
$4,365 $4,365 $4,365
Semester total $8,125 $16,128 $9,701
Juniors and seniors Alaska resident Non-resident WUE**
Tuition and fees*
(15 credits, 300-400-level courses)
$4,415 $12,418 $6,319
Room and board
(double room + Block 75 or 105 meal plan)
$4,365 $4,365 $4,365
Semester total $8,780 $16,783 $10,684
Graduate students Alaska resident Non-resident
Tuition and fees*
(9 credits, 600-level courses)
$4,890 $9,691
Room and board
(double room + Block 75 or 105 meal plan)
$4,365 $4,365
Semester total $9,255 $14,056

Estimated 2017-2018 UAF annual costs

First-years and sophomores Alaska resident Non-resident WUE**
Tuition and fees*
(30 credits, 100-200-level courses)
$7,520 $23,526 $10,672
Room and board
(double room + Block 75 or 105 meal plan)
$8,730 $8,730 $8,730
Annual total $16,250 $32,256 $19,402
Juniors and seniors Alaska resident Non-resident WUE**
Tuition and fees*
(30 credits, 300-400-level courses)
$8,831 $24,836 $12,637
Room and board
(double room + Block 75 or 105 meal plan)
$8,730 $8,730 $8,730
Annual total $17,561 $33,566 $21,367
Graduate students Alaska resident Non-resident
Tuition and fees*
(18 credits, 600-level courses)
$9,780 $19,383
Room and board
(double room + Block 75 or 105 meal plan)
$8,730 $8,730
Annual total $18,510 $28,113

Other costs for all students

  Living off-campus Living on-campus
Books and supplies $2,000 $2,000
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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