Military and Veteran Services
The Dept. of Military and Veteran Services is currently closed to walk-in traffic, but is still helping students via email, phone, and Zoom/Google Hangouts. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 907-474-7400.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Visit the UA Student FAQs on the UA coronavirus information website for answers about VA educational benefits.
- Visit the UAF COVID-19 website to learn how UAF is responding to the COVID-19 situation, find information for students, as well as the latest UAF communication and policies, FAQs and resources.
Fall Semester Guidance for VA Benefited Students
The VA has stated that only classes that were originally "in person" and then converted to "online" will be counted as "in person". If students (you) want to receive the full housing stipend for the fall semester, VA students must pick one of the fall classes on this list (converted from face to face to online) or enroll in an "in person" class that has remained in person or in a class that has a portion of the class "in person" to be certified as having an in person/resident class. This provision goes through December 21, 2020.
Classes are being added everyday so this class list will be updated as more classes are identified so please check back if you don't see the class you want.
During this time, we strongly suggest you work closely with your academic advisors to create your fall schedule. A copy of this list has been provided to them as well. We will continue to update you as changes occur so please check your UAF email often.
Military Friendly College
UAF is a military friendly college that offers in-state tuition, credits for military training, VA educational benefits advising and other resources for veteran and military students. We are also ranked as one of America’s Best Military Friendly Online Colleges.
Get Help With Educational Benefits
There are four basic ways that military-affiliated students receive financial support while attending UAF:
- UAF support
- VA educational benefits
- Tuition assistance
- Support for spouses and dependents
Explore your options and find more information below. Our advisors are ready to help you with any questions.
UAF support for military, veterans and their families
UAF offers a variety of academic programs, scholarships and waivers to veterans and eligible dependents, including in-state/resident tuition for all active duty service members, veterans and their dependents.
Learn more about UAF support for military students
VA educational benefits (veterans and dependents)
VA education and training benefits offer a variety of opportunities for veterans and service members to achieve educational goals. Military-affiliated spouses and dependents may also qualify for certain VA education benefits.Learn more about which VA education benefits you and your family can use
Tuition assistance (active duty service members, spouses and national guard)
Tuition assistance offers eligible members of the U.S. Armed Forces $250 per credit hour (with a maximum yearly benefit of $4,500 per year or 16 credit hours). Active members of the Army and Air Force Reserve members and Army National Guard can receive up to $250 per credit hour towards undergraduate or graduate tuition up to $4500 for Federal Tuition Assistance and up to an additional 12 hours each semester using State Tuition Assistance. Alaska Air National Guard can receive State Tuition Assistance up to 12 hours each semester.Learn more about tuition assistance for active duty and National Guard
Support for spouses and dependents
Tuition assistance opportunities for spouses and dependents include transferring Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits, UAF and national scholarships and tuition waivers for survivors of fallen service members. Military spouses are also eligible for tuition assistance through the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program.
Find more information about tuition assistance for spouses and dependents
Transfer to UAF
You can transfer VA education benefits to UAF even after having used a portion of your benefits at another school.
Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base
Take classes and more at nearby Fort Wainwright Army Garrison and Eielson Air Force Base. Opportunities include:
- On-site evening classes and degree programs
- Academic and career advising services
- Testing services
Summer Sessions full time enrollment
Find out how many UAF Summer Sessions credit hours you need to be enrolled in to be considered a full time student for VA education benefits.
Online degree programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
Earn your degree from anywhere in the world, on a schedule that works for you. Our online programs offer military students flexible, affordable degree options with the same quality of education and personal support you would enjoy on campus. Explore online programs at UAF.
Information for military dependents
If you are a spouse, family member or other military dependent, you may be eligible for tuition assistance and other opportunities. We are here to help you with VA education benefits for dependents, planning your academic program and more. Find more information for military dependents .