Tuition and Fees

2024-2025 Tuition Summary

There are additional tuition costs associated with specific UAA programs. See the Tuition Surcharge section below for additional information.

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 non-resident tuition on all academic credits including self-support, except A500-A599 level credits. Non-resident tuition is waived for fully online UAA courses.

Nonresident Tuition

Board of Regents Regulation R05.10.050

  1. For the purpose of tuition assessment, a resident is a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen who, at the end of the add/drop period for regular semester-length courses, is physically present in Alaska with the intent to remain in the state indefinitely; has maintained the person’s domicile in the state for at least the 12 consecutive months preceding the end of the drop/add date; and is not claiming residency, or obtaining benefits under a claim of residency, in another state, territory, or country. In this definition, "eligible non-citizen" shall have the same meaning as that term is used in determining eligibility for federal student financial aid. To prove physical presence in Alaska, a student must be physically present in Alaska and provide at least one of the following:

a. Documentation that the student moved household goods to Alaska at least 12 months ago;

b. Documentation of the lease, rental, or ownership of real property in Alaska for at least the prior 12 months;

c. Documentation of permanent employment in Alaska for at least the prior 12 months; or

d. Other indicia of Alaska residency for the twelve months deemed satisfactory by the university chief enrollment officer or designee.

Proof that the student has 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 creates a presumption of residency for purposes of tuition assessment.

Students applying for resident tuition assessment must file an application for resident tuition with the appropriate university admissions office prior to 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 university chancellor or designee. Applicants with prior documented Alaska residency will be granted a 60-day extension to the above deadline to prove their residency.

2. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1 above, a student will not qualify as a resident for purposes of this regulation if:

  1. during the 12 months of claimed residency, the student was absent from Alaska for an aggregate of more than 90 days, other than documented absences due to illness, or attendance at another educational institution while maintaining Alaska residency;

  2. during the 12 months of claimed residency, 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 12 months of claimed residency, the student has registered as a resident in an educational institution in another state.

The following are exceptions to the residency requirement for resident tuition and are to pay at resident tuition rates:

  1. Active duty members of the United States Military; their spouses and dependents; members of the National Guard and Reservists; their spouses and dependents; and United States Veterans eligible for Veterans Administration education benefits; their spouses and dependents. (For purposes of United States active duty military and individuals receiving VA benefits, their eligibility for in-state tuition and fees shall be consistent with Regents’ Policy or requirements to maintain approval for VA education benefits under applicable law, whichever is more favorable.).

  2. Residents of other states or provinces (e.g., Yukon Territory) for as long as those other states or provinces have a reciprocal agreement exempting/waiving nonresident tuition rates for Alaska residents.

  3. Participants of the University of Alaska College Savings Plan, the John Hancock Freedom 529, and the T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan, who meet eligibility criteria as may be established by the Education Trust of Alaska.

  4. Students designated by the UA Scholars Program as UA Scholars for a period of 12 months after UA Scholars designation.

  5. Students that 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.

  6. Spouses or dependent children of UA employees.

  7. Students who have a parent, step-parent or grandparent (natural or adoptive) currently living in Alaska that qualifies as an Alaska resident (also known as the “Come Home to Alaska” program).

  8. Students participating in the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP).

The following are to have their nonresident tuition adjusted:

  1. Nonresident students participating in the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) will be assessed a nonresident tuition not to exceed 150 percent of the resident tuition charge.

  2. Tuition and fees for incoming and outgoing participants in the National Student Exchange Program shall be charged in accordance with the terms and conditions of the National Student Exchange. In general, the student will pay resident tuition at either the student’s host or home institution depending upon the exchange plan selected.

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. The difference between regular tuition and special tuition/tuition surcharges shall be treated as fees, for purposes including but not limited to calculation of financial aid, employee benefits, scholarship benefits, general tuition waivers, and eligible costs, as well as for other Regents’ Policy, University Regulation, procedures, and publications.

UAA College of Business and Public Policy: 20% surcharge applied to the base resident tuition for upper division undergraduate and graduate courses (excluding all PADM courses)

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

UAA College of Health: 50% surcharge applied to the base resident tuition for all 600-level graduate health sciences (HS) 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) 497-0200

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.