Tuition, Fees and Costs


Tuition is determined by the number of credit hours in which the student is enrolled, the level of the courses and the student’s residency status (see the 2024-2025 tuition table below).

  • Undergraduate students are considered full-time at 12 or more credits.
  • Graduate students are considered full-time at 9 or more credits.
  • All nonresident Troth Yeddha' and CTC students will pay the nonresident rate.

2024-2025 Tuition

  Resident Nonresident WUE
Fairbanks Undergraduate F100-F499-courses¹ $289/credit $855/credit $434/credit
Community Campus F100-F299-level courses² $234/credit $800/credit $351/credit
All F600-F799-level courses $539/credit $1,105/credit N/A

Note: Audited credits are charged at the same rate as other credits.

¹ Applies to Fairbanks and Rural College courses taught on the Troth Yeddha' Campus.

² Applies to Bristol Bay, Chukchi, CTC, Interior Alaska, Kuskokwim, and Northwest Campus courses.

Where To Get More Information

Office of the Bursar
University of Alaska Fairbanks
130 Signers’ Hall
P.O. Box 757640
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7640
Telephone: 907-474-7384
Fax: 907-474-5898

Resident and Nonresident Tuition

Students eligible for Alaska resident tuition generally include:

  • an Alaska resident, defined as a person who is a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen who has been physically present in Alaska for at least the past 12 months;
  • students who received a State of Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend within the last 12 months and can certify they have been in Alaska for the past 12 months;
  • military personnel on active duty, their spouses and dependent children;
  • members of the National Guard, their spouses and dependent children;
  • veterans of the U.S. armed forces, and their dependents, who are eligible for Veterans Affairs educational benefits;
  • dependent children of a person who graduated and holds an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree from the University of Alaska;
  • dependent children of an Alaska resident as evidenced by the most current federal income tax return filed within the past 16 months;
  • students participating in the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education Western Regional Graduate Program;
  • students from other states or provinces whose public universities waive nonresident tuition surcharges for Alaska residents, or who are from foreign cities and provinces with established Alaska sister city or sister province relationships;
  • students designated by the UA Scholars Program as UA Scholars;
  • participants of the University of Alaska College Savings Plan;
  • spouse or dependent children of a University of Alaska employee; or
  • students who graduated within the past 12 months from a qualified Alaska high school.

Students will be considered nonresident if, within 12 months prior to applying for residency they:

  • were absent from Alaska for an aggregate of more than 90 days for other than documented absences due to illness or attendance at another educational institution while maintaining Alaska residency;
  • committed any act inconsistent with Alaska residency, such as claiming residency in another state or voting as a resident of another state;
  • registered as a resident in an educational institution in another state; or
  • paid tuition at the University of Alaska at the Western Undergraduate Exchange program rate.

To prove physical presence, students must provide documentation of one of the following:

  • student moved household goods to Alaska at least 12 months ago;
  • student’s lease, rental or ownership of real property in Alaska for at least the prior 12 months;
  • student’s permanent employment in Alaska for at least the prior 12 months; or
  • other documentation of Alaska residency for the 12 months deemed satisfactory by the UAF Office of Admissions.
  • Students applying for resident tuition assessment must file a residency form with the Office of Admissions before the published end of the add/drop period for regular semester-length courses for the semester for which residency is sought. Failure to file and provide adequate proof of physical presence by this date will waive any claim that the student was eligible for resident tuition assessment for that semester or prior semesters unless otherwise determined by the Office of Admissions.

Residency criteria, as paraphrased above, are determined by UA Board of Regents residency policy and regulations. For more information and applications, students should contact the Office of Admissions.

Estimated 2024-2025 UAF Annual Costs

UAF Community and Technical College Students

  Alaska Resident Nonresident WUE2
Tuition and fees (30 credits, F100-F299-level classes) $9,270 $26,250 $12,780
Housing and food (double room and meal plan) $11,990 $11,990 $11,990
Annual Total $21,710 $38,240 $24,770

UAF Undergraduate Students, Four-Year Programs at Troth Yeddha' Campus

  Alaska Resident Nonresident WUE2
Tuition and fees (30 credits, F100-F499-level classes) $10,920 $27,900 $15,270
Housing and food (double room and meal plan) $11,990 $11,990 $11,990
Annual Total $22,910 $39,890 $27,260

UAF Graduate Students

  Alaska Resident Nonresident WUE2
Tuition and fees (18 credits, F600-F799-level classes) $11,052 $21,240
Housing $11,990 $11,990
Annual Total $23,042 $33,230

 Note: All fees are subject to change. 


Paying Tuition and Fees

Students are not considered registered for any classes until all tuition and fees are paid or other payment arrangements have been made by the fee payment deadline. Please note that the payment due dates may vary if a student is taking classes from multiple campuses. This includes room rent, meal plan costs, student activity fees, health fees and deposits. Any charges unpaid at the end of the previous semester are also due and must be paid before they can re-enroll. If a student owes money to the university and submits an enrollment form and payment for the current semester, they will not be enrolled in the requested classes; instead, the payment will be applied toward the outstanding balance.

Other than tuition and fees, which are due according to every semester’s payment schedule, any charges owed to the university are due within 30 days.

A $30 charge and a hold will be placed on the account for returned checks. This will prevent a student from registering, viewing grades and graduation activities.

Consequences of Not Paying

Failure to pay in full or make other payment arrangements by the fee payment deadline may result in the cancellation of a student's class schedule. UAF may withhold grades and other services, and cancel meal plans and housing if financial obligations are unmet. If the university takes such action, the student will still be responsible for the account balance in full.

Registration may be withheld from any student who is delinquent in paying any amount due to the university. The registration process is not complete until the student has paid all fees and charges due. UAF may drop a student from courses after the fee payment deadline if a balance is owed to the university. A $100 reinstatement fee will be charged to re-enroll in any dropped courses.

Failure to Meet Financial Obligations

University policy requires a financial hold to be placed on a student's account if they fail to meet financial obligations. The hold will prevent any registration or graduation activity.

Past-due accounts will be sent to a collection agency. Interest, late fees and/or collection costs will be added to the student's account. Past-due balances may be reported to a local credit bureau. The university is authorized to garnish Alaska Permanent Fund Dividends for payment of past-due accounts.


Tuition and Fees

Students may drop courses in UAOnline or submit an add/drop form to the Office of the Registrar per published deadlines in the academic calendar. The following conditions apply:

  • If UAF cancels a course, students’ tuition and fees will be refunded in full.
  • Refund processing is automatic for students who officially drop courses by the refund deadlines.
  • It is the responsibility of each student to review their course dates and be aware of the published refund deadlines for their particular courses.
  • The first day of instruction for full-semester courses is the first day of instruction listed in the academic calendar.
  • Full semester courses (fall and spring): 100% of tuition and course fees are automatically refunded when the drop is completed by the second Friday of the semester.
  • Courses meeting at least four weeks but less than the full semester: Students may drop within five business days of the first class meeting (as listed in UAOnline) to receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees.
  • Courses meeting less than four weeks: Students may drop on the first day the class meets (as listed in UAOnline).
  • Summer courses: Please refer to the academic calendar for summer registration and fee payment deadlines.

Refund Processing

Financial aid will start to be disbursed to student accounts 10 days before the first day of class, and the Bursar’s Office will begin processing refunds at that time. Submit an Advance of Funding if funds are needed for books and supplies.  Refund processing is automatic for students who officially drop courses by the published refund deadlines. Remember to return parking permits if dropped during the 100% refund time.

All refunds are processed electronically or by mail. The Bursar’s Office does not issue refund checks for amounts less than $10. It is the student's responsibility to check their account and contact the Bursar’s Office to receive a refund as cash or to apply it to the student's PolarExpress card as a nonrefundable payment.

If tuition and fees are paid for the semester by credit card, the credit card will be refunded (up to the amount paid).  Any remaining credit balances will be refunded by check or direct deposit.

If tuition was paid through external sources such as financial aid, federal loans, scholarships or grants, refunds will be received as a check sent to the mailing address of record or direct deposited in the student's bank account.

Once processed by the Bursar’s Office, direct deposit takes three to five business days to disburse to a bank account.  Check refunds will take at least 10 business days to be received in the mail.

Refunds are subject to federal regulations. Refunds due to dropped classes or a total withdrawal may disqualify a student from receiving scholarships or financial aid. In that case, the funds may be returned to the lender or grantor pursuant to all applicable rules and regulations.

If paid by cash or check, a refund check will be sent to the mailing address of record or direct deposited in the student's bank account. If the Bursar’s Office is notified that a check is not received due to an incorrect address, a fee of $18.50 will be charged for all checks reissued due to a stop-pay request by the student. Please be sure UAOnline reflects the current mailing address.

If tuition and fees were paid by check, refund processing will begin after all checks have cleared the bank.

Any balance owed to the university will be deducted from the student's refund.

Students who drop during the 100% refund period and want to maintain health insurance coverage should contact the Student Health and Counseling Center at 907-474-7043.

Direct Deposit of Refunds

Enrolling in direct deposit allows refunds to be electronically deposited into the student's bank account. It’s simple, safe and convenient. Enrollment is available through our secure self-service website. Sign up for direct deposit through UAOnline by following these steps:

  • At the “Student Services & Accounting Information” menu select the “Direct Deposit Enrollment” link
  • Select “1st time setup of direct deposit”
  • Select the account type
  • Enter the bank routing code
  • Enter account number
  • Re-enter account number
  • Select “Submit”

Exception to Policy: Appeal for Refund of Tuition

Appeals for a refund of tuition are exceptions to policy and are only approved in events that are unanticipated and unavoidable. Approval is not automatic, and documented evidence needs to be provided to support requests (physician’s note, letters of support from instructors, etc.). Acceptable unanticipated and unavoidable reasons may include:

  • death in the immediate family;
  • serious illness or injury of the student or immediate family member; and
  • factors outside of the student’s control (e.g., fire, flood).

Work-related issues, personal hardships, changing one's mind about college, poor academic performance, disciplinary withdrawal, not receiving expected financial assistance or failure to read UAF’s published documents are considered to be the result of personal choices and actions and will not be considered.

Appeals for refund of tuition must be submitted within 30 class days after the beginning of the next regular semester. Forms for an appeal for refund of tuition are available online, through the Bursar’s Office in Signers’ Hall on the Fairbanks campus or at CTC. Once received, the appeal will be evaluated by a campuswide committee which will return a decision to the student. The decision of the committee is final, and a student who files a written appeal under these procedures shall be expected to abide by the final disposition of the review, as provided, and may not seek further appeal of the matter under any other procedure within the university. Submission of appeals and appropriate documentation after published deadlines will not be considered. Contact the Bursar’s Office for more information.


Students who move off campus or withdraw from the university will receive room refunds according to the schedule on their housing agreement.

Any refund of room charges will be based upon the housing agreement.


Please refer to the meal plan agreement for specific information about meal plan refunds.

Tuition Waivers

Note: Tuition waivers do not cover tuition surcharges.

Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver

UA Board of Regents policy waives regular tuition for Alaska residents at the age of eligibility for full Social Security retirement benefits. A student is eligible to use the senior citizen tuition waiver and enroll in UAF courses if:

  • the student is a permanent resident of Alaska;
  • the student is age-eligible to receive full Social Security retirement benefits; and
  • there is space (i.e., no waitlist) in the class or classes desired.

If using a senior tuition waiver, a student may not register until the first day of instruction of the semester. Both age and residency requirements must be met by one of the following dates to be eligible for the corresponding semester: Sept. 1 for fall; Jan. 1 for spring; May 1 for summer. Reimbursements will not be made to senior citizens who pay for a course and then request a waiver.

Employee Tuition Waiver

Employee tuition waivers pay only for tuition. Tuition waiver forms must be turned in by the fee payment deadline. The employee is responsible for all other fees. Employees who pay for a course and later become eligible for a waiver will not be reimbursed. Late fees and payment deadlines apply. More information is available at the Bursar's Office website.

Basic Student Fees

Basic Student Fees  
(per semester unless otherwise indicated)
Fairbanks Campus and Rural Campus Consolidated Fees
UAF, Rural College, CTC, Juneau Fisheries and eCampus
$56 per credit
CIS Campuses (Bristol Bay, Interior Alaska, Kuskokwim, Northwest, Chukchi)
$22 per credit
UA Infrastructure Fee $19 per credit
UAF Bookstore Bundle Fee $20 per credit (opt-out available)
UAF Matriculation Fee $225
Parking Permit
Semester Permit 8 credits or fewer
Semester Permit 9 or more credits
Annual permit
Course Fees varies

 Note: All fees are subject to change.

Consolidated Fee

Cost: $56 per credit for UAF, Rural College, CTC, Juneau Fisheries and eCampus

The non-refundable consolidated fee provides students access to various services that enhance their educational experience beyond the classroom and ensures the continuation and expansion of critical universitywide services for all students. The consolidated fee paid by each student supports these specific services: student government, student health and counseling center, student recreation center, support for online and distance learning, student sustainability, student activities and services, libraries and digital resources, technology, and transportation and related infrastructure. The consolidated fee is mandatory and cannot be negotiated, waived or reduced.

Cost: $22 per credit for CIS campuses (Bristol Bay, Interior Alaska, Kuskokwim, Northwest, Chukchi) 

The non-refundable consolidated fee provides students access to various services that enhance their educational experience beyond the classroom and ensures the continuation and expansion of critical universitywide services for all students. CIS campus students are assessed a reduced fee due to their distance from the Fairbanks campus, but they do receive access to UAF services through online or other methods. The consolidated fee paid by each student supports these specific services: telehealth and counseling, virtual recreation classes, streaming of sporting events, libraries and digital resources, and technology. The consolidated fee is mandatory and cannot be negotiated, waived or reduced.

Detailed list of services provided by the consolidated fee:

Academic Tutoring and Peer Academic Coaching

The academic tutoring fee provides students with unlimited access to academic tutoring sessions across various subjects as well as unlimited, personalized academic support from trained peer coaches. These services are available throughout the year, in-person and online, to help students achieve their educational goals and excel in their studies.


The Associated Students of the University of Alaska Fairbanks represent student views and concerns to the university administration, University of Alaska Board of Regents and Alaska Legislature. ASUAF also partially funds the publication of the UAF student online newspaper, the Polaris News; the student-managed ASUAF Concert Board; KSUA, the student radio station; and other media. Other services provided through ASUAF include a free half-hour attorney consultation, academic travel funding, subsidized student club activities, regular free coffee service and much more. Contact ASUAF at 907-474-7355 or visit the ASUAF website


Provides admission to all home athletic competitions and live-streaming of Nanook sporting events. Admission will only be guaranteed until the start of each event. The fee does not include postseason competition. For further details regarding event and ticket policies, visit the Alaska Nanooks website.

Libraries and Digital Resources 

Provides library services such as research assistance and instruction, online and digital resources, subscriptions for databases and journals, and improvements to library materials and spaces (physical and virtual) used by students.


Provides membership to the Student Recreation Center (SRC), Patty ice arena, Patty pool, Outdoor Adventures and virtual recreation classes. The SRC is a comprehensive fitness facility with equipment, courts, track, group fitness, intramurals and a climbing wall. The Patty ice rink provides recreational ice skating sessions. The Patty pool provides lap swim sessions. Outdoor Adventures has discounted equipment rentals, trips and an outdoor rock/ice wall. Some extra programs have additional fees associated; consult Nanook Recreation staff for details. Anyone under the age of 18 using the SRC and its facilities must be accompanied by a parent or guardian whose minimum age is 21 unless they are a full-time UAF student. Call 907-474-5886 for more information.

Student Activities and Services

Supports Nanook traditions such as Starvation Gulch, Winter Carnival and SpringFest as well as student activities and student life programs that enhance the out-of-class experience of students, and will provide ongoing operational and capital funding for programs. 

Student Arts and Production Access

The arts fee provides free student admission to all Music Department concerts, Theatre & Film Department productions and film screenings, and Art Department gallery openings. In addition to free admission for students, fee revenue supports safety compliance, equipment/technology towards a modern student experience and the safe operation of the specialized spaces within the Fine Arts Complex. UAF students have free admission to approximately 50 events each academic year.

Student Health and Counseling Center

Provides basic medical and counseling services, including telehealth and counseling, at the Student Health and Counseling Center on the Fairbanks campus. See the Student Health and Counseling Center website for more information or contact the Student Health and Counseling Center at 907-474-7043.

Student Sustainability

Invests in energy-efficiency programs and renewable energy projects at UAF.

Summer Activity 

Supports student activities.


Funds go toward academic and advising support, online student resources, exam proctoring services, technology upgrades, and enhancements to course delivery.


Supports technology initiatives including implementation of and access to UAF's wireless network, delivering university-licensed software to all students, increasing the number of technology-enabled classrooms and computing spaces, and expanding and improving online and self-service environments. 

Transportation and Related Infrastructure

Covers a portion of the costs of operating shuttle buses that provide transportation throughout campus and to various university facilities off campus, street and lot maintenance, snow removal, lighting and plug-ins.

UA Infrastructure Fee

Cost: $19 per credit

Who pays: All students, including those enrolled in online or distance education courses

What's covered: The UA infrastructure fee is assessed to all students to address the capital investment for university facilities and infrastructure. This includes, but is not limited to, academic equipment, capital refresh, and support. It also covers rapidly rising costs in the maintenance and enhancement of university-wide technology infrastructure. The infrastructure supports physical and virtual operations, maintenance, and construction that modernize university facilities, student living and learning spaces, and technology systems that enhance the university-wide academic experience.

UAF Bookstore Bundle Fee

Cost: $20 per credit 

Who pays: All students, including those enrolled in online or distance education courses 

What's covered: UAF Bookstore Bundle is a course materials fulfillment program that ensures students have their required course materials on the first day of class. Administered by Barnes & Noble College in partnership with UAF, the program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes, and digital textbook versions to students.

Each semester, students will pay a flat rate of $20 per credit to cover the total cost of all REQUIRED materials for all of their classes for the semester. The program provides the delivery of required texts on or before the first day of class. Textbooks are issued on a rental basis, and must either be returned or purchased outright at the end of the term. (E-book subscriptions will automatically expire. No return is needed.) The charge does NOT cover “recommended” texts or consumable class supplies (goggles, kits, calculators etc.).

NOTE: By default, ALL registered students are opted-in to the program each new semester. Students may opt out of the program for the semester at their discretion and purchase their materials a la carte through the UAF Bookstore or on the open market.

For more information, please contact the UAF Bookstore at or visit the Bookstore's website.

UAF Matriculation Fee

Cost: $225

Who pays: Newly admitted degree-seeking students

What's covered: The Matriculation Fee is a one-time fee charged to newly admitted students upon enrollment.  This one-time assessment was developed to reduce the number of enrollment and graduation-related fees charged to a student. The fees are also used to support academic programming for orientation and other transformative experiences.

Course Fees

Cost: Varies

Who pays: Students enrolled in courses with special fees. See the class schedule for individual classes.

What’s covered: Some courses require special equipment, supplies, or services and charge a materials fee in addition to tuition.

Health Insurance

Student health insurance is not mandatory at UAF except for international students studying in F-1 or J-1 immigration statuses. The university does not provide a student health insurance program except for international students and students who are contracted with the Graduate School as teaching or research assistants on stipends or who are receiving graduate fellowships. Students without insurance who would like to obtain a plan may visit the Student Health and Counseling Center website for more information on shopping for a policy.

International students in F-1 or J-1 status are required to enroll in either the UAF-sponsored insurance plan or in a plan of their choice that meets regulatory compliance rules. Students must provide documentation of enrollment to International Programs and Initiatives before the fee payment deadline each semester. Students who do not enroll in an insurance plan approved by International Programs and Initiatives by the appropriate semester deadline will be dropped from classes at UAF.

Contracted teaching and research assistants on stipends and those receiving graduate fellowships are automatically enrolled in the UAF-sponsored plan as part of their benefits package. More information on this plan can be found at the Graduate School's website.

The UAF-sponsored international student plan meets the Department of State insurance requirements for exchange visitors in J-1 status. However, this plan is not compliant with the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). Contact International Programs and Initiatives with any questions. The graduate insurance plan is ACA-compliant but does not meet the Department of State insurance requirements for exchange visitors in J-1 status.

Student Parking Permit

Semester Permit Cost:  $61 for Part-time students (eight or fewer credits; student workers do not qualify); $106 for nine or more credits

Annual Permit Cost: $184 annual permit. 

Costs are based on the combined total credit hour enrollment at UAF, Community and Technical College, eCampus, or any class held at a UAF location where credit is given through another location.

Who pays: All Students parking a vehicle on UAF property, including off-campus sites 

What's covered: Parking in permit-required and general-use lots and spaces at any on- or off-campus UA, UAF, or Community and Technical College location in Fairbanks

How to get a permit: Request a permit through UAF's online parking system. Select the type of parking permit(s) needed, the delivery option and the payment method. A two-week temporary permit can immediately be printed to use until the permit arrives in the mail or is picked up. Permits can also be purchased and picked up at the Bursar's Office in Signers' Hall. Please bring a current vehicle registration to ensure the correct information for the file. Debit and credit card payments will no longer be accepted in person or over the phone at the Bursar's Office. In-person, please pay with either cash or check, or have the charge added to the student's Banner account.

How to pay: Complete the permit purchase at UAF's online parking system. Payment options are all major credit cards or "student account," if parking has been added to the student account.

It is the responsibility of all students parking a vehicle on any UAF property (on or off campus) to know UAF parking regulations. For more information, call 907-774-7384 or email

Other Fees

Other Fees  
(per use unless otherwise indicated)
Application for Admission
Certificate or associate degree
$50 ($25 late fee)
$75 ($25 late fee)
Campus Housing
Residence halls (per semester)
Fairbanks campus employees, family, and graduate housing
$1,060-$1,990 per month2
Kuskokwim Campus housing
Contact campus
Campus Mail Box
Summer Only
Credit by Examination $40/credit
Credit Card Transaction 2.95% ($3 minimum)
Credit for Prior Learning $50 plus $10/credit
Graduate Student Reinstatement $50
Late Add/Late Registration $50
Late Payment Fees $50; $125, $175
Late Placement Test or Guidance Test $5
Meal Plans (per semester) $900-$3,195
Payment Plan $65
Records Duplication $0.25/page
Reinstatement Fee $100
Residence Life Programming Fee $25
Returned Check Fee $30
Textbooks (approximate) $250-$1,100/semester
Electronic, $12; paper, $15
Expedited paper
UAF CBSM Tuition Surcharge 25% of tuition ($72-$135/credit)3
UAF CEM Tuition Surchage 20% of tuition ($58-$108)

Plus one-time application fee of $40


Plus one-time application fee of $75 and a refundable $600 damage deposit


Only applies to upper-division (F300-F499) and graduate-level courses

 Note: All fees are subject to change.

Application for Admission

Cost: $40-$75 (add $25 if late)

Who pays: Applicants to certificate and associate degree programs are charged $40; applicants to baccalaureate programs $50; applicants to graduate programs, $75. There is a $25 late fee charged for all baccalaureate and graduate program applications submitted after the published deadlines.

What's covered: Assessment and processing of prospective student applications

Campus Housing

For complete rate information, please go to the Residence Life website.

Residence Life Programming Fee

Cost: $25 per semester

Who pays: Residential students and employees

What's covered: Fee revenues will be used to modernize the student experience by better serving university residents by providing sustainable funding for community councils and the Residence Hall Association.

How to apply: Send the completed application and application fee to the UAF Department of Residence Life. Applications are available online. Room rent and meal plan fees, along with all other fees, are due in full by fee payment end. Information about Residence Life is available at 907-474-7247, or on the Residence Life website

Kuskokwim Campus Housing

For information about campus housing at the Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel, visit the Kuskokwim Campus website or call 907-543-4562.

Campus Mailbox

Cost: $75 per box per semester, $30 summer only. Limited numbers of larger boxes are available for an additional cost.

Who pays: Students who wish to receive U.S. Postal Service mail on campus must rent a campus mailbox at the Campus Mail Center in Constitution Hall. USPS mail is delivered on campus to post office boxes only, not to street addresses. The fee can be paid at UAOnline or at the Bursar’s Office in Signers’ Hall. Fees renew automatically each semester until the rental agreement is canceled and keys are returned.

What’s covered: Mailbox space, postal and mail forwarding services

Credit by Examination

Cost: $40 per credit hour

Who pays: Students using the credit-by-exam option for earning UAF course credit

What’s covered: The fee pays for coordinating the exam or other evaluation requirements between student and professor, grade recording and transcription.

Credit Card Transaction Fee

Cost: 2.95% ($3 minimum)

Who pays: Anyone making credit or debit card payments via UAOnline. Note: credit and debit card payments are not accepted in person, by mail, or over the phone.

What’s covered: Fees charged by credit card companies. Note: The university does not receive any of this fee.

Credit for Prior Learning

Cost: $50 fee payment plus $10/credit hour for credits earned

Who pays: Students using the credit-for-prior-learning option to earn UAF course credits

What’s covered: The fee pays for the portfolio or license/certificate review by faculty evaluation committee. If credit is awarded, the fee per credit hour earned pays for grade recording and transcription.

Graduate Student Reinstatement

Cost: $50

Who pays: Graduate students who do not meet registration requirements and fail to file an approved leave of absence may request reinstatement from the dean of the Graduate School and will be charged $50.

What’s covered: Reinstatement processing

Late Add/Late Registration

Cost: $50

Who pays: Students given permission to add a class after the last day to pay tuition and fees will be charged a late registration fee of $50 that must be paid within five business days. This includes drop/add (swap) courses. No late fee will be charged when a student:

  • adds a late-start course during the regular registration period for that course, or
  • is moved into a class for which they were waitlisted, or
  • is changed from one section to a different section of the same course, or
  • adds graduate thesis or research credits, or
  • adds a course to replace a canceled course in which they were previously enrolled, or
  • is moved to a lower or higher level of a course (e.g., MATH F151X to MATH F105) due to the instructor’s recommendation.

This fee is refundable only if all classes for which a student is registered are canceled. See the Registration Guide for the procedure for adding a class.

What’s covered: Processing of late registration

Late Payment Fees

Cost: $125 for first; $175 for second; $50 per month for late payment plan payments

Who pays: All students who have missed the fee payment deadline and have a balance of $500 or more. An additional $175 fee will be added to accounts not paid by the withdrawal deadline.

What’s covered: Processing of late payments

Late Placement Test or Guidance Test

Cost: $5

Who pays: Students who take a placement or guidance test outside of scheduled testing sessions

What’s covered: Test oversight, administration and recording

Meal Plans

Cost: $900-$3,195

Who pays: All students living in residence halls and Cutler Apartments are required to purchase a meal plan, with the exception of graduate students. UAF also offers meal plans to commuter students, including residents of family housing and students living off campus.  Students who do not live on campus but are interested in purchasing a meal plan can contact Dining Services at 907-474-6661 or  Please review the dining contract for more details.  All prices are per semester. 

What’s covered (per semester): See the Dining Services page for details of specific meal plans and how to purchase plans.

Note: The Wood Center food court is closed for campus holidays. Dining locations are limited during UAF winter and spring breaks.

Payment Plan

Cost: $65 depending on when a student signs up. Discount only applies to online enrollment via UAOnline.

Who pays: Students unable to pay all tuition and fees at the beginning of a semester

What’s covered: Budgeting by distributing the costs of tuition and fees across two or more payment dates. See the Bursar's Office website for more information.

Records Duplication

Cost: $0.25 per page

Who pays: Anyone who requests copies of their own academic records

What’s covered: Copies of records in a student's academic file in the Office of the Registrar (except transcripts from another school). Students need to submit a written request for copies. The Office of the Registrar provides document copies as time permits. All copies provided through this service are stamped “unofficial.”

Reinstatement Fee

Cost: $100

Who pays: Students dropped from classes due to nonpayment will be charged $100 to have classes reinstated

What’s covered: Reinstatement processing

Returned Check Fee

Cost: $30

Who pays: If a check is returned for any reason, a hold will be placed on the student’s account which will prevent the student from registering, viewing grades, participating in graduation activities and receiving transcripts until the check clears and a $30 fee is paid.

What’s covered: Processing returned checks


Cost: Varies according to course load. A student can expect to pay about $250-$1,100 per semester for textbooks. The cost for books averages about $90-$115 per course.

Who pays: Students in classes with required texts

What’s covered: Texts, assigned readings or other course materials assigned by instructors


Cost: $12-$30

  • Electronic = $12
  • Paper = $15
  • Expedited paper = $30

Who pays: Anyone who requests their own transcripts from the Office of the Registrar

What’s covered:

  • Official transcripts can be issued electronically (secure PDF delivery to an email address) or on special transcript paper in a sealed envelope sent by U.S. mail. Official transcript requests are handled by Parchment (accessible via UAOnline) and by the Office of the Registrar. Electronic transcripts can be delivered within minutes of the request as long as there are no holds on the student account. Processing time for paper transcripts is normally three to five business days. Transcript requests are processed as they are received and cannot be held for grades or degrees.
  • Unofficial transcripts are accessible via UAOnline.

UAF CBSM Tuition Surcharge

Cost: 25% of tuition ($72-$135/credit)

Who pays: Students enrolled in upper-level and graduate courses in College of Business and Security Management departments. Please note: Tuition waivers do not cover tuition surcharges. 

UAF CEM Tuition Surcharge

Cost: 20% of tuition ($58-$108/credit)

Who pays: Students enrolled in lower-level, upper-level, and graduate courses in the College of Engineering and Mines departments. Please note: Tuition waivers do not cover tuition surcharges.