Students taking 4 or fewer credits are charged at the resident rate.
Tuition for Academic Year 2014-15
A person eligible for resident tuition is a person who, at the end of the add/drop period for semester-length courses, is a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen who has been physically present in Alaska for two years and who declares the intention to remain in Alaska indefinitely. The University of Alaska policy on resident and nonresident tuition may be referenced in the current University of Alaska Board of Regents' Policy and University Regulation, Chapter 05.10 Tuition and Student Fees, at www.alaska.edu/bor/policy-regulations.
The Application for Resident Tuition Assessment may be found at www.uaa.alaska.edu/futurestudents/residency.cfm. The deadline for requesting residency and submitting all required documentation is before the add/drop deadline of the first semester in which residency is sought.
Nonresident students who restrict their registration to 4 or fewer credits each semester will be charged resident tuition. Nonresident students taking 5 or more credits are assessed nonresident fees on all academic credits.
UAA welcomes senior citizens to its classrooms and waives tuition for those eligible under Board of Regents policy R05.10.080. To qualify, students must be age eligible to receive full Social Security retirement benefits. Individuals who were eligible for senior citizen tuition waivers on Sept. 21, 2005, under the previous policy, shall continue to be eligible for a waiver. The Student Government, Student Media and Student Activities fees are waived for senior citizens receiving a tuition waiver. Other course fees, such as an art class supply fee, are not waived.
Students should complete a Tuition Waiver Request, available at the University Center or www.alaska.edu/files/benefits/2013-Sr-tuition-waiver-form.pdf. Waiver forms should be completed and submitted, with proof of age eligibility, to the UAA Cashiering Office in the University Center.
Senior citizens using a tuition waiver can register on or after the first day of class and on a space-available basis. Waivers will not apply if the student has registered prior to the first day of class.
Senior citizens electing to pay full tuition and fees may register before instruction begins; however use of a senior citizen tuition waiver will not be accepted. Senior citizens electing to pay tuition and fees are subject to all payment deadlines. Refunds will not be available to senior citizens who drop courses and then re-register in the same course using a tuition waiver.
Mandatory Student Fees
Mandatory student fees are charged to all students (including secondary school students) registering in 3 or more credits for courses held on the Anchorage campus, based on the total registration once the 3-credit on-campus criteria is met, with the exception of the Facilities and Technology fees, which are charged beginning at 1 credit. The Aviation Complex, King Career Center and University Center are considered on-campus facilities for purposes of fee assessment. Student fees are not refundable unless the student totally withdraws during the 100 percent refund period.
For fall and spring semesters, students may elect to pay certain student fees if they are registered in 1 to 5 credits, or 200 or more contact hours, in one semester. The Student Life Fee for students registered in fewer than 6 credits is set as a fixed rate.
For summer semester, students may elect to pay certain student fees if they are registered in 1 to 2 credits in one semester. The Student Life Fee for students registered in fewer than 3 credits is set as a fixed rate.
Contact the Issue Cage in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex (or Alaska Airlines Center for summer 2015 semester) for information about the Athletics/Sports Complex Fee; contact Student Activities in the Student Union regarding the Student Activity Fee.
Student Health and Counseling Center services are not available to students registered in fewer than 6 academic credits.
Breakdown of Mandatory Student Fees (summer semester)
Course fees vary and are shown on the UAOnline detailed class information pages. To view fees for a specific class, go to the UAOnline Class Schedule Search and click on the class CRN.
The following fees are applicable in specific circumstances and may not apply to everyone.
All tuition, fees and other charges for the semester must be paid by the payment deadline or, if registering after the payment deadline, at the time of registration. Find payment and late fee assessment deadlines on the Dates and Deadlines calendar at www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/calendar.
There is no university-initiated drop for non-payment.
To view your electronic bill, log in to UAOnline and choose Student Services and Account Information, then Student Account, then Statement and Payment History. An electronic bill will be generated on the 15th of each month and made available via UAOnline. An e-mail reminder will be sent to your UAA-assigned e-mail address each time the bill is generated.
Please note: A paper bill will not be mailed.
Payment may be made in cash, by check, or VISA, MasterCard or Discover.
Students requiring a payment plan may contact Tuition Management Systems (TMS) at https://uaaalaska.afford.com or 1-800-722-4867. For additional tuition assistance options, see the Accounting Services site at www.uaa.alaska.edu/budfin/ar/payment-plan.cfm.
Tuition and fee charges may be audited, corrected and adjusted before the end of the current semester. Students are notified of adjustments by mail. The university reserves the right to change its tuition or fees at any time.
Consequences of Nonpayment
Students are held financially responsible for all courses for which they register. University policy requires a financial hold be placed on the accounts of students who fail to meet their financial obligations. The hold will prevent any registration, transcript or graduation activity.
Past due accounts will be sent to a collections agency. Interest, late fees and/or collection costs will be added to the account. Past due accounts may be reported to a local credit bureau. The university is authorized to garnish Alaska Permanent Fund dividends for payment of past due accounts.
Refund processing is automatic for students who officially drop courses by the semester deadlines, which can be found on the Dates and Deadlines calendar at www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/calendar.
Students are responsible for reading the academic calendar and being aware of the published refund deadlines for their particular classes. The date of official drop activity determines eligibility for a refund.
If there is a refund due to the student and tuition was paid by credit card, the credit card account will be credited. If tuition was paid by cash or check, a refund check will be mailed to the student's address of record. Refunds will not be issued for amounts of less than $5.
Applying for and receiving financial aid is a multistep process. For detailed instructions on how to apply, visit the financial aid checklist at www.uaa.alaska.edu/financialaid/checklist.cfm. For more information on financial aid, call the Office of Student Information at 907-786-1480 or visit us at the University Center.
Financial aid is available to qualified students at UAA. Financial aid is any grant, scholarship, loan, tuition assistance or employment opportunity with the express purpose of assisting students with education-related expenses. Financial aid is available only to degree-seeking students enrolled in eligible programs. Not all certificates are eligible programs. Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.
Financial aid funding comes primarily from four sources: the federal government, the state government, colleges and universities, and private organizations. Descriptions of the aid programs, eligibility requirements, application procedures and award amounts are outlined on the Office of Student Financial Assistance website at www.uaa.alaska.edu/financialaid. Additional financial aid resources are available at www.studentaid.ed.gov and www.acpe.alaska.gov. Information about UAA scholarships is available at www.uaa.alaska.edu/scholarships.
Students who wish to be considered for assistance from most aid programs administered by UAA must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually. The FAFSA should be completed online at www.fafsa.gov.
Students using VA Educational Benefits must submit an online request to be certified every semester. Please visit www.uaa.alaska.edu/financialaid/Veterans/ for important information on policies and processes.