Tuition and Fees

2022-2023 Tuition Summary

Undergraduate: Preparatory and Lower-division

(Course numbers A050–A299)

Resident (all campuses) $234 per credit hour
Nonresident1 (all campuses) $800 per credit hour

Undergraduate: Upper-division

(Course numbers A300–A499)

Resident (all campuses) $282 per credit hour
Nonresident1 (all campuses) $848 per credit hour

Professional Development

(Course numbers A500–A599)

Tuition costs vary; contact the department or refer to specific course listing on UAOnline. Nonresident fees do not apply.


(Course numbers A600–A699)

Resident $513 per credit hour
Nonresident1 $1,079 per credit hour

Nonresident students are assessed nonresident fees on all academic credits including self-support, except A500-A599 level credits. Nonresident students who restrict their enrollment to no more than 4 credits each semester are charged resident tuition. Non-Resident Tuition Surcharge is waived for fully online UAA courses.

Resident Tuition Assessment

Board of Regents Policy P05.10.025

  1.  For the purpose of tuition assessment under this chapter, a resident is a person who, at the end of the add/drop period for regular semester-length courses, is a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen that has been physically present in Alaska for two years and who declares the intention to remain in Alaska indefinitely. "Eligible non-citizen" shall have the same meaning as that term is used in determining eligibility for federal student financial aid. Physical presence will be determined by criteria established in university regulation. Alternatively, a person who received or has been qualified by the State of Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Division to receive an Alaska Permanent Fund dividend within the last 12 months, certifies they have been in Alaska for the past 12 months, and declares their intent to remain in Alaska indefinitely or meets other resident tuition eligibility requirements specified in Regents' Policy will be eligible for resident tuition assessment. The university chief enrollment officer or designee will apply these rules to the facts in individual cases.
  2.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1 above, a student will be ineligible for resident tuition purposes unless exempted by Regents' Policy 05.10.050 if:
    1. during the two years of claimed residency, the student was absent from Alaska for an aggregate of more than 120 days other than documented absences due to illness, or attendance at another educational institution while maintaining Alaska residency;
    2. during the prior two years, the student did any act inconsistent with Alaska residency such as claiming residency in another state or voting as a resident of another state, or currently retaining a driver’s license in another state;
    3. during the past two years, the student has registered as a resident in an educational institution in another state. If an institution does not distinguish between a resident and a non-resident, additional documentation will be required; or
    4. during the past two years, the student has paid tuition at the University of Alaska at the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program rate.

Nonresident Tuition Surcharge

Board of Regents Policy P05.10.050

Any person who does not qualify as an Alaska resident under regents' policy 05.10.025, or has not otherwise been exempted under this chapter will be assessed a nonresident tuition surcharge in addition to regular tuition. However, the following persons are exempted from nonresident tuition surcharges and treated as a resident for the purpose of tuition assessment if they are a U.S. citizen or an "eligible non-citizen":

  1. Active duty United States military and their spouse and dependent children;
  2. United States veterans eligible for a Veterans Administration education benefit, and their spouse and dependent children;
  3. Members of the National Guard and Reservists, their spouses and dependent children, regardless of whether they yet qualify as residents of the state under any other requirements;
  4. Dependent children of a person who graduated and holds an associate, baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree from the University of Alaska;
  5. Dependent children of an Alaska resident as evidenced by the most current federal income tax return filed within the past 16 months;
  6. Students participating in the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP);
  7. Students enrolled for 4 or fewer credit hours within the UA system during a semester;
  8. Students from other states or provinces whose public universities waive nonresident tuition surcharges for Alaska residents, as may be approved by the university president; a list of participating states or universities shall be published in university regulation;
  9. Students from foreign cities and provinces that establish sister city or sister province relationships with the state of Alaska, or Alaska municipalities, and that have been approved by the president; a list of participating and approved communities shall be published in university regulation;
  10. Students designated by the UA Scholars Program as UA Scholars;
  11. Participants of the University of Alaska College Savings Plan who meet eligibility criteria as may be established by the Education Trust of Alaska;
  12. Spouse or dependent children of a University of Alaska employee; or
  13. Students who graduated within the past 12 months from a qualified Alaska high school. “Qualified Alaska high school” shall have the same meaning used to determine eligibility for the UA Scholars Program.

Tuition Surcharge

University Regulation R05.10.040 B provides that the president may establish special tuition or tuition surcharges in lieu of, or in addition to, regular tuition in order to provide special for-credit courses and programs or to meet special needs. In April 2016 a 20% surcharge was approved for the following programs:

UAA College of Business and Public Policy: 20% surcharge be applied to the base tuition for upper division undergraduate and graduate courses

UAA College of Engineering: 20% surcharge be applied to the base tuition for all undergraduate and graduate engineering and computer science courses

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) and Western Region Graduate Programs

UAA participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, certain students who are not Alaska residents may enroll in designated UAA programs. Undergraduate students who qualify for the WUE program pay 150% of the in-state tuition rate (as well as other fees that are paid by all students) rather than the full non-resident tuition rate. Graduate students who qualify for the Western Region Graduate Program (WRGP) pay the in-state tuition rate on all graduate degree programs, both master's and doctoral. Certificate programs are not eligible.

Because UAA participates in WUE, residents of Alaska may enroll under the same terms in designated institutions and programs in other states.

Information about WUE programs at UAA may be obtained from Enrollment Services. Alaska residents may obtain information about WUE programs in other states from either of the following addresses:

Certifying Officer for Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
3030 Vintage Blvd.
Juneau, AK 99801

WICHE Student Exchange Program
3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301-2204
(303) 497-0210

Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver

UAA welcomes senior citizens to its classrooms and waives regular tuition for those eligible under Board of Regents Policy R05.10.080.B. Regular tuition shall be waived for Alaska residents age 65 or older who register on a space available basis. "Space available basis" means when courses can accommodate such students in addition to other enrolled students.

Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver (SCTW) General Rules:

  • Alaska Residents age 65 or older by the first day of instruction are eligible for the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver.
  • Students utilizing the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver must register for classes on a space available basis, either on or after the first day of instruction.
  • Senior Citizen Tuition Waivers waive regular tuition only. Students are responsible to pay all student fees, course fees, and surcharges associated with registration.
  • Senior Citizen Tuition Waivers must be submitted before or with fee payment. No reimbursements will be made.
  • Waivers and fee payment must be submitted by campus payment deadlines to avoid late fees. Waivers are not accepted after the last day of the semester.
  • For more information, including eligibility and restrictions, see Regents Policy 05.10.080.B.

Follow three easy steps to complete registration and submit the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Form:

  1. To be eligible to access registration, students must be admitted to UAA as either degree-seeking or non-degree seeking by submitting an application. Complete the Before Registration eligibility requirements.
  2. View the Class Schedule to determine the courses you want to take. Do not register before the first day of instruction of the semester.
  3. Submit the online Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Form. Forms are accepted electronically with digital signature only when submitted using the secure, Single Sign On (SSO) form, which is accessed with your UA username and password. Paper forms may be submitted directly to the Office of the Bursar.